Friday, September 26, 2008

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Like last year, I've joined my friend, Melody's, team to raise funds for the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Her son, Christian, got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 11! Since then it has become her goal to put an end to this disease!

We're a little over a week away from the Walk to Cure Diabetes here in Sacramento, CA. The Sugarcube Society Team will be out in full force, showing our love for diabetics and our disgust with the effects of this disease.

There is still time to make pledge for our team:

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or shop for the cause:

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Every dollar counts!

Thank you to all of those who have contributed so far.
You rock our world!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Passing out Postcards

Today I decided would be a good day to pass out some postcards for the upcoming Craftoberfest show! I parked by L & 18th, got my parking pass (for the maximum time allowed) and went on my way. Most of the nearby businesses were really friendly, and let me add my cards to their ever-growing stacks! Others just let me drop off a couple for their employees to see. I just wanted to say thank you to all those businesses who allowed me to leave info. for the SCM's upcoming show!!! :D

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Spectacles!

I've been really bad, and haven't been to the optometrist in well over four years! For whatever reason I just put it off and put it off. Needless to say, I was well overdue!
So I finally made an appointment and got a new prescription. I decided to get both glasses (for distance) and sunglasses!

Since I got a much stronger prescription, my eyes have been giving me a hard time readjusting! I've had to keep aspirin by my side to help quell the headaches! Hopefully, I'll be re-acclimated soon! In the meantime, I'm just thankful that I am able to see a bit better than I was before!

Come On… You KNOW you want one! SCM Swag!

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is putting on a show in three weekends called Craftoberfest. They will be offering upcycled tshirt totes to the first 100! Claire and I are in charge of making these bags. I have quite a few shirts that I have been hanging onto and the rest we will be getting from a thrift store. Below is the first one I made and am sooo happy with it, I am going to be keeping it! It was also made from one of my all time favorite shirts. The shirt reads “God Save America”. The bags will be stuffed with goodies, but I think the shirt tote pretty much sells itself! Stop by 1015 20th St Sacramento, Ca on October 11th from 10-4 and be one of the 100 to nab one of these!
Upcycled Shirt Tote

Yikes! I must get busy working on mine! ;) ~ Rain

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Meet a Crafter! - Craftoberfest!

(copied from the SCM blog)

To gear you up and get you excited about Craftoberfest we will be featuring some of our sellers on the blog in the next coming weeks. We have 27 people selling at this event with a wide range of items that all will enjoy!

To get it started I'd like you to meet Cris of Skeletal Drop Kick!
Living in the Sacramento area, Cris tends to be a tad overwhelmed by the ordinary at times. By releasing her inner monsters, she is able to produce many cephalopods and critters to make room for new stuff in her head. Her latest materials of choice are yarn and ceramic. All of her clay is fired to the astounding temperature of 2350 degrees F, making them stinking sturdy and fantastically wonderful. Her glazes are all handmade and her pieces are thrown on the wheel and then altered to appear a bit more like they do in her head. Her crochet cephalopods are done when she cannot get her hands on some clay. They are all her own original design and actually, she doesn't work from a pattern which explains why they don't all look exactly alike. For more information, please visit her Etsy store!

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Coming!

What is? Craftoberfest of course! The Sacramento Craft Mafia will infiltrate the News and Review parking lot on Saturday, October 11th from 10am - 4pm. We (The SCM) will all be there along with our craft sisters, The Petaluma Craft Mafia and a few other crafters with tons of goodies, swag, and raffle prizes you can't resist! So mark your calendars now & be sure to make it to Craftoberfest!!!