[October 29, 2011, 12:55pm – the organizers of the Monster Craft Mash have announced that the show is being cancelled due to predicted snow in DC tomorrow. They will be organizing another Spring Fling in a couple of months, and I will be participating, so please stay tuned for more info!]
I hope you can join us at DC Craft Mafia‘s Monster Craft Mash! It will be held on Saturday, October 29th, from 11:00am – 5:00pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of 15th St. and P St., NW, Washington, DC.
There is an amazing list of vendors, offering a wide array of crafty goodness from gorgeous jewelry, to beautifully designed accessories, unique home goods, exquisite paper goods, delicious bath and body products, and so much more.
Two years ago, I was a vendor at my first craft show. It was held by the DC Craft Mafia. My company has come a long way since then, and I have learned a lot about how to display my products and how to best utilize my time and space at a craft show. So I am thrilled to be part of this year’s Holiday Heist, a juried arts and crafts show produced by the new guard of the DC Craft Mafia, an amazing group of crafters who really know how to put on a show. The Holiday Heist will be held on November 21 in Vienna, VA at the Soundry, a converted auto hobby shop. The Soundry has an art gallery, coffee shop and studio space for artists and musicians.
This year’s Heist features 27 selected local crafters. You can see a list of the vendors and a brief description of their offerings on the DC Craft Mafia’s website. Even if you aren’t one of the vendors, you can still get crafty – there will also be a “make-and-take” table run by ScrapDC, and gingerbread cookies to decorate!
The Holiday Heist details:
Sunday, November 21, 2010
10:00am to 5:00pm
316 Dominion Road NE
Local artists will be selling their bath and body products, jewelry, crochet, puppets, paper arts, handbags, children’s fashions, screenprinted tees, photography, decoupage, funky jewelry, adorable plushes and toys, creative paintings, rustic and modern ceramics, colorful bags and more! There is live music every month. This month we will be serenaded with Celtic American music by Darcy Nair.
Over 70 local artists will be offering their bath and body products, jewelry, crochet, puppets, paper arts, handbags, children’s fashions, screenprinted tees, photography, decoupage, funky jewelry, adorable plushes and toys, creative paintings, rustic and modern ceramics, colorful bags and more! There is live music every month. This month, the Table Top Poets will be performing.
I will be in Booth #2, across the way from the band, right next door to my fellow DC Craft Mafia craftinistas.
The DC Craft Mafia will be hosting on a holiday craft show at the The Soundry in Vienna, VA on November 21st. Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2009. The members of DC Craft Mafia will be reviewing all applications and selecting vendors who offer fun and unique items that would make great gifts. There will be space for about 30 vendors.
The Soundry is a wonderful artist work space and performing arts venue in Vienna, VA, just 5 minutes from Tyson’s Corner Center Mall. For more information on the event and how to apply, visit the DC Craft Mafia website.
Come on out to the DC Craft Mafia’s first Meet & Greet of 2009! We’ll be hanging out at Tryst Coffeehouse (2459 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009) on Saturday, March 21, starting at 4 p.m. Meet fellow crafters and greet your local mafiosa. Bring a crafty project in the works or one you’re proud to have completed – we’d love to check it out! Hope to see you there!
Recently, I was recruited to the DC Craft Mafia, along with two other local crafters. We officially became members at the end of February. The DC Craft Mafia a chapter of the Craft Mafia, an organization of independent business owners who represent multiple creative disciplines in fashion, jewelry, handmade goods, fine art, writing and craft design.
There’s a lot of energy in the DC Craft Mafia, and I’m looking forward to being part of this dynamic group of talented artisans. Plans are underway for craft shows and community events. Stay tuned!