Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Friday!

...And sure, I have to work the weekend...but I have Monday (Labor Day) off!!! Woo-hoo! That almost never happens! I hope that you all have a great and fantastic weekend! Hopefully, you all have Monday off as well! Enjoy it! I know I will! ;)

By the way, a few of my friends are having giveaways on their blog:

Cowgirls & Cupcakes is having their first ever giveaway! All you need to do is write a comment on their blog! Check out all the details here. They also have tons of yummy recipes!

Roxycraft is also having a giveaway to celebrate her move over to typepad! You also only need to write a comment on her blog to enter! The details are here!
Also, check out her book Tiny Yarn Animals! It full of crazy cute crochet animals!

The lovely Miss Shonda is also revamping her craft and is having a $ale on her inventory of super awesome hair accessories! For $20, you will receive a surprise package of over 10 items!!!! I am talking about a bag of goods bursting with fun Ignition goodies! Please check out her myspace blog for all the details!

The gals over at Pimp Stitch are also having Free Pattern Friday! Featuring Stitchy Britches! Too Cute!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Earrings Galore!

It's taken me a while to add something new to my shop.... Finally, I can say that I've added fantastic new items! So please, check them out! Let me know what you think!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

New Classes at The Bead Shoppe

With the onset of fall, comes the fall class schedule at The Bead Shoppe. The following is a list of my favorite pieces that I will be teaching how to make:

Multi-Strand Chain/Pearl Necklace

Date: 9/20 Saturday
10/1 Wednesday

11/15 Saturday

12/3 Wednesday
Time: 10:30-12:30 p.m.
6-8 p.m.

10:30-12:30 p.m.

6-8 p.m.




Fee: $20 plus supplies

Halloween/Day of the Dead Bracelet

Date: 10/4 Saturday
10/11 Saturday

Time: 10:30-12:30 p.m.

10:30-12:30 p.m.




Fee: $20 plus supplies

Crystal Flower Bracelet

Date: 9/30 Tuesday
10/18 Saturday
11/15 Saturday

12/27 Saturday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
10:30-1:30 p.m.
10:30-1:30 p.m.

10:30-1:30 p.m.



Fee: $20 plus supplies

Please keep in mind that you will want to sign up for these classes as soon as you know you can fit them in your schedule! You can do this by stopping in one of the stores or by phone.

The Bead Shoppe-Roseville
Rocky Ridge Town Center
2030 Douglas Blvd St 42
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone (916) 782-1014

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00 noon to 5:00pm

The Bead Shoppe-Folsom

Broadstone Marketplace
2770 East Bidwell St Suite 500
Folsom, California 95630
Phone (916) 983-3222

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00 noon to 5:00pm

I'm usually at the Folsom shop, so please give me a call or stop by and say "HI"!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

You Better Not Cry, You Better Not frown, Crafty Chica is Coming To Town!

I just had to follow suit, and copy + paste this from my Mafiosa sister, Yoli who in turn copy + pasted from Krissi! :

My homegirl, Krissi, did such a fabulous post, I just had to share with yall.

The Sparkle Storm is COMING!

A bunch of us glitter & glue junkies have been telling you for AGES about the Crafty Chica product line by Duncan Crafts, and the Spread the Sparkle Tour Kathy Cano-Murillo is doing to promote the line!

Tonight she wraps up the Southern CA portion of the tour then heads up here for the last three tour dates:
  • Thursday, August 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
    2040 Tully Rd., San Jose CA 95122-1300
    (408) 274-6772

  • Friday, August 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
    3691 Truxel Rd., Sacramento CA 95834-3604
    (916) 928-9777
    I'm so excited, I almost peed a little

  • Saturday, August 23, 3 – 5 p.m.
    7400 N Blackstone Ave
    Fresno CA 93720-4301
Wanna little sneak peekage at what's coming Sacramento-ward on Friday? Sure you do!
Be sure to come out and join me, Yoli of Sacred Snatch Designs, the Sacramento Craft Mafia, several Scary CRAFTers in our joint support of her craftiness!

p.s. Be sure to say hi to Patrick - especially if you're a fan of his art or rasta music!

Yes, Yes, lets all get out there and represent Sacramento's amor for La Crafty Chica!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Cautionary Tale for Crafters

I was really excited about tonight's Craft Along for the SCM. We were going to make button rings so I got all my supplies together.

I went through my bead boxes and found some cool buttons along with a few beads and beading tools. Then I went through my sewing kit and collected scissors, needle & thread. I had everything laid out on my bed so that I wouldn't forget them before I left. I had to wait for my sister to arrive because we were going to carpool downtown.

After she got to my house, I scooped up all my craft goodies into my big purse and headed out the door. As I got to my car I placed my purse in the center console and sat down. Immediately I felt something pierce my thigh! I looked down to see my scissors poking out the side of my purse! So then I asked my sister if I had a hole in my pants - to which she replied: "No, but you're bleeding!". I looked down at my thigh, and yes indeed, I was bleeding!

So, I walked back into the house, took off my pants and inspected the area. I got myself good! I went to the bathroom and found the hydrogen peroxide and poured it on my wound. Dabbed it with some tissue until the bleeding was minimal then I scouted for some band aids and neosporin. Then I went back to my room, and put on a new pair of jeans.

Afterwards I went through my purse, found my scissors & cleaned them put it back into my bead tin and headed to craft night. Along the way, we (my sis & I) stopped and met my mom to eat some dinner and then the three of us went to the Java Lounge. Happily we made our button rings; me only noticing my wound whenever I shifted in my seat and my jeans tightened around the sore.

When all was said and done, my mom talked me into going to the after hours clinic to get my leg checked out and to see if I needed to get a tetanus shot! As the nurse took me to the room, she asked if I wanted my mom & sis to tag along while I got the shot. To which I replied, "No, I'll be fine. They're just sadists!". The doctor took a look & poked around. He told me what to look out for and that since it had been a while since my last tetanus shot, I definitely had to get one! The nurse came back in, gave me the shot in my arm & then freed me!

For all my pain & suffering my mom bought me a Jamba Juice! So kids, the moral of the story is, put your tools, scissors, needles, (aka: sharp pointy objects) etc. in a hard case when traveling outside your home! That way you won't accidentally stab yourself with any of them!

Monday, August 11, 2008

August Craftalong!

Please come join the Sacramento Craft Mafia on Tuesday August 12th at the Java Lounge for a little coffee/tea...and a little crafting!

Stacey of Bouton Blue will be showing us how to make some cute elastic vintage button rings. She will be providing elastic and some buttons. You will want to bring the following supplies:
Sewing Needle (standard size that can fit in buttons holes)
Buttons (the kind with 2-4 holes in them)
Thread (White recommended)
If buttons are not your thing please don't hesitate to come out anyway.
Bring WHATEVER craft floats your boat...just come out and hang with us!
Java Lounge
2416 16th Street Sacramento
August 12, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Naughty or Nice

(Copied from the SCM Blog)

Find out at Grind and Groove for their 2nd Saturday art show and reception. Sacramento Craft Mafiosa, Sacred Snatch will have art in this show, as well as Evie's Ark and Krissi Sandvik! Check it out before or after you come out to McMartin Reality's Park Your Art event from 6-10pm at 21st and K Streets!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sugarbaby # Dos!

Here she is, Sugarbaby numero dos! Please adopt her on the Sugarcube Society website soon! All proceeds go to help fight Juvenile Diabetes.


Name: Roxanne

Hometown: The Mall, CA

Occupation: Pincushion Fashionista

Likes: Animal prints, bright colors, Coloring outside the lines!

Created by: Lorrain Garcia


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Big Pimpin'

So I have to say that the girls of Pimp Stitch Rock! They just came out with a ton of fun patterns for Halloween, which is my absolute favorite holiday! If you love stitching, I definitely recommend you check them out!

Speaking, of rockin', Tamie of Pimp Stitch & Roxycraft, has a new book that has just been released called Tiny Yarn Animals! Even more exciting, tomorrow night (Thursday, August 7th) she's having a book signing at Borders (2339 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825) at 7pm! I'll be there...waiting in line with a brand new book desperately wishing I knew how to crochet! I guess this would be a great time to learn! Hope to see you there! ;)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

5 New Items on Etsy

I am happy to announce that I have updated my Etsy shop with 5 new bracelets!!! Check 'em out!

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Harry Potter Happiness!

The Tales of Beetle the Bard was just announced to be released on December 4th! To all my fellow HP fans, I know that this book will bring a very happy early holiday season gift! Until that date comes, here's some teaser pictures of the book in regular and collectors editions!: