Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crafty Bastards THIS SATURDAY October 2nd

Vegetarian Friendly Mounted Beasties by Horrible Adorables

Crushworthy Hand Printed Homegoods by Home Sweet

Snazzy Hand Sewn Bike Messenger Bags by Vaya Bags

Smashing Headwear by The Candy Thief

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in DC is coming up this weekend!
On Saturday, some of the greatest crafters in the country will descend on Adams Morgan for a day of shopping, food, entertainment, prizes, music & crafty fellowship.
It is an event not to be missed, and well worth the short trip from Baltimore!

Many of our own Mafiosos (Spaghetti Kiss, Pink Kiss Pottery, Sweet Pepita, Red Prairie Press, Cotton Monster, Carlybird Weaves...) will be there representing Baltimore along with some veteran CCCM show vendors like The Broken Plate Pendant Co, Biggs & Featherbelle, Dandelion Blu, Fisticuffs Leather, Tugboat Printshop, Tasha McKelvey, The Candy Thief and more! To check out the awesome vendor lineup, you can CLICK HERE!

Above are some personal favorites... but if I listed all of my favorites, most of the vendor page would be here. Truly & consistently my favorite show of the year!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Festival This Weekend!

It's that time of year again! The Baltimore Book Festival is here!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Baltimore Book Festival is September 24-26, 2010.

In 2010, the 15th annual Baltimore Book Festival welcomes more than 225 celebrity, nationally known and local authors including Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Nigel Barker, Ree Drummond, Michele Norris, Sherri Sheppard, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Jesse Ventura, Warrent St. John, Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy") and Matt & Ted Lee.

Our Children's Bookstore Stage is once again packed with your favorite authors and illustrators. Highlights include: Judith Viorst, Michael Buckley, Peter Earnest, Nikki Grimes, Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier and Carrie Ryan.

And as always, there will be tons to see & do... a great weekend for the entire family.
http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com for more info!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Did You apply to Holiday Heap Yet??

Don't Delay!!
Apply NOW to Holiday Heap!!!!!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Abell Street Fair - Sunday Sept 19

Abell Community Street Fair
Sunday September 19th - Noon-5pm
3100 Block of Abell Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218

The annual Abell Community Street fair will be this Sunday from noon-5 featuring face painting, crab feast, craft vendors, live music, games, bouncy house & more! Stop by for a relaxing & fun afternoon in Baltimore!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Mafia Seeks an Intern!

We at the Charm City Craft Mafia are seeking an ambitious student to join us as Mafia Intern! The two main responsibilities of this internship are to assist our members with studio work, and most importantly, to help us prepare for our winter 2010 craft show, Holiday Heap! The intern will work along side the Mafia communicating with vendor applicants, performing organizational tasks and marketing, contacting sponsors, as well as carrying out day-of-show tasks including setting up tables, decorating, assisting vendors, making food runs, etc. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for an artist who is interested in community building, hosting events, and the indie craft community. You must be motivated, flexible and fun. You will see the inner workings of the Mafia and what it takes to put on the best indie craft show in Baltimore! You will have the chance to work with a group of 13 zany and talented artists whose work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, bookmaking, ceramics and much more. This opportunity begins as soon as possible and can last through the semester and even beyond, if we find the right candidate. Additional tasks may include assistance with other art and craft shows, studio maintenance, etc.
The intern MUST be available to work the evening of December 3rd and ALL DAY December 4th, 2010. Please do not apply if you cannot make yourself available on both of those days. Otherwise, the schedule is fairly flexible. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to carlygoss@yahoo.com.
Looking forward to getting crafty with you!