Monday, April 18, 2011

Handmade Mafia

This past Saturday marked the second Handmade Mafia market of the year! It was nice to see all the familiar faces and some new ones as well. The next market will be May 28 from 10am-4pm at the Strathcona Baptist Church (8318-104 Street).

I have kept with my promise of debuting a new item every month. Technically I am one ahead, but who's keeping track? Last month saw the birth of Stabbie and Stevens, everyones favourite orange cat and stealthy knife wielding ninja. The beautiful crochet stuffed toys were made by fellow HMM member Sayuri Nakayama and are $30 each. This month, I launched my sticker packs. They come with 10 clear hand cut stickers featuring all of my characters. Get em while they last for some Peel Em Stick Em Fun! They are nicely packaged and go for only $10 each.

This month also saw the release of the exclusive t-shirt that I designed for the HMM. In Craft We Trust is based on the Presidential Seal and was lovingly hand drawn and created by me. Instead of holding a olive branch and arrows, this eagle has a pair of scissors and a bottle of glue. The shirts are $30 each and come in both ladies and mens sizes. They will be available at the markets and were made by Natasha of Whiteout Workshop. The shirts turned out amazing! Natasha did a wonderful job. They are so comfortable and turned out incredible. I was so happy to be a part of this project.

The next market is May 28. The markets for the rest of the year are June 11, July 15 & 16, September 10, October 1, November 5, November 19, November 26, December 3, December 8 & 9, and December 17. All the markets are from 10am-4pm and will be at the Strathcona Baptist Church (8318-104 Street) with the exception of the markets on December 8 & 9 which are night markets that will run from 5pm-9pm at the Orange Hall (10335 84 Ave).

I will be participating in all of the markets except the ones on July 15 & 16 as I will be participating in this years Art Walk. I look forward to seeing you and showing you my new work in the months to come. As always, everything Handmade Mafia can be found on their excellent brand new website!


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