Friday, July 18, 2008

Exciting NYCCM News!

Hi Lovelies!

Omg where to begin.. so much is going on at NYC Mafia land and I dont even know where to begin. First off, The Mafia is undergoing some HUUUUUUUUGE changes and undergoing a total revamp. So please bare with us as we continue to try to bring the NYC Craft Scene to you live and in color!! Also as you will read, all of us have been super busy with our individual companies so our absense here on the blogs havent been without good reason! So without further adeu here are some updates in NYC Craft Mafia land...

Ghost Girl's Rest in Popularity book by Tonya Hurley releases August 1! This is such a cute book for the tween in your life! Our very own craft mafiosa, Veronica Soto of Qassa (www. qassa. com) was comissioned to do the promotional prayer candles for the book and they are SUUUUPER cute!

Click on the pic or go to www. ghostgirl. com to check out Ghostgirls site and Veronica's supercute candles and pick go pick yourself up one of each!


Also, in more NYC Craft Mafia news, the NYC Craft Mafia invites you to join Craftybytes, the worlds most comprehensive craft networking site, founded by two members of the NYC Craft Mafia, Nikki Smith, and Jessica Beland (however all of our Mafiosas are playing a HUUUGE role in this, so really its more of a group effort!). We are due to officially launch in August (god willing) but as a friend we invite you to be among the first to join us and urge you to begin using all of the great features the site has to offer. This site was developed FOR crafters by crafters.

We have created searchable calendars of craft events, profiles with working jukeboxes, individual group forums for you and your crafty friends, tutorials, blogs, book reviews and news are all in one happy crafty place! The site is changing daily with new and exciting groups and video tutorials and info so come and join us! To learn more about us, visit www. craftybytes. com and check out our about us page. We welcome your suggestions and comments so please.. keep them coming! Craftybytes is YOUR place for everything crafty and you can be the first to give it a test drive before it goes to the general public!

We have also created a craftybytes myspace page to keep folks current on updates and news. If you would like to become a friend of, please email me and I will send you an invite.

become a Craftybytes friend of the NYC Craft Mafia here

http://www. craftybytes. com/profileĀ­/NYCCraftMafia

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Come Visit Us At The Bust Spring Fling Craftacular!!

Come visit the NYC Craft Mafia at Bust Magazines very first Spring Fling Craftacular! Be there or be square.

Details below:

You are cordially invited to BUST Magazine's first ever Spring Fling Craftacular in Brooklyn! Save a dance for us and 50 of the finest indie designers and crafters at our Spring time craft fair and 90s themed dance!

While shopping, sip on spiked punch and strike a pose at our Spring Fling photo studio (crowns and corsages provided) while dancing to the hottest jams from the 90s. $2 admission enters you into the Craftacular raffle featuring over $2000 worth of prizes!

DATE: Sunday, April 27 from 11 am to 9 pm

LOCATION: The Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 261 Driggs Avenue.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What do you get when the NYC Craft Mafia and Etsy Labs join forces?


I will, sadly, be leaving the NYC Craft Mafia soon (something about how I can't be a full member if I live in California. . .) but I wanted to go out with a bang! So think of this as "my imaginary boyfriend" and Erika's fond farewell. . .


At: Etsy Labs: 325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Has your boyfriend/girlfriend/roommate/cat been begging you to destash
your crafting supplies? If your mountain of fabric has been threatening to
bury you alive, get yourself down to Etsy Labs for the second awesome NYC Craft Mafia Supply Swap.

This event is totally free, just bring your unwanted craft supplies and
(if you want) drinks or snackity type things to share.

Got no supplies but still wanna swap? It'll be $10, please.

So come. . . join us. . . say good-bye and good luck to Erika (me!). . . and swap like you mean it!

It's gonna rock.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Renegade Craft Fair in the NY Times

Is this thing on?

Just making sure the blog works. Watch out, because there's a swap coming up, Renegade went really well, and we're moving the blog over to our server soon.

Monday, January 22, 2007

my imaginary boyfriend blogs!

Jumping on a band wagon is no easy thing for my imaginary boyfriend. The boyfriend and I both have a bit of the Emersonian streak in us tending to "march to the beat of our own drummer" rather than follow a crowd. This trait has served us well at times(we've both managed to steer clear of any cults) and not so well at others (we just couldn't manage to involve ourselves in the likes of Lost, 24, or Prison Break even though we have, on really good authority, heard that these are really awesome shows).

Anyway. . . long, babbling story short, my imaginary boyfriend and I have finally started a blog! Welcome to the 21st century MIBF! The addy for the new blog is . Now I have to go pitch a special interest story to my local news affiliate about the crazy network that is MySpace!

Hearts and puppies,
erika & my imaginary boyfriend

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ETSY *hearts* My Imaginary Boyfriend!!

WOW! NYC Craft Mafia mafiosa My Imaginary Boyfriend was on the front page of Etsy today...

Go buy Erika's adorable valentine rocks here!