Thursday, August 16, 2007

The website is up!

Alrighty folks. I'm happy to say that our MySpace page is a GO!

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Monday, August 13, 2007

*the world needs more good news*

An anonymous person posted a comment asking if we know the date of our Dallas Craft Mafia Trunk Show. Indeed, after much consideration and collective brainstorming, we gals have the dirt on our show! The event will be on Sat., September 8th from 10a.m.-10p.m. at Make Studio in Dallas' historic Oak Cliff. We are starting small and have already selected our vendors: please understand, if you are interested in being a vendor we will have these shows every few months, and applications will be posted the next go-round.

This trunk show will feature the works of Enju, chromosapien, Harrilu, and Superchica, along with a few local guest artists! We will have a Project Make fashion show, so please come out and show support for your local Craft Mafia! Fun will be had by all :)

We have a new website as well! Super Judy of Superchica fame has assembled a mighty fine website. Check it out at And please sign up for our monthly newsletter while you're at it.



Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Dog Crazy

Its not too hard to notice that I'm more than a little dog-crazy. I don't have children, so my 2 hairy mutts end up getting the full wrath of my maternal instincts.

In the wake of the huge dog food recall and all of those poor people who lost their furry family members, I have been paying a lot more attention to the ingredients listed in my pet food and their treats. I have found a great source of dog treats that are organic and that my dogs flip for--called TheChocolateLab. She bakes each batch using organic ingredients that are good for my dogs and that are also really creative. She based her ingredients and recipes from what her dog likes and what a vet recommends and approves.
Some of my favorites are Looks Like Lobster tastes Like Chicken and the Jive Turkeys. She features all sorts of recipes-- from the Carob dipped to Pupcakes. Check out or for more information and a full listing of her pet goodies.

I really like that these are organic, and I have also used them for gifts for friends with new pets or for someone brave enough to pet-sit for me.

---Megan (Harrilu)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Art and television.

Hello fellow crafters and craft lovers. Well, we've entered August and for me that means higher temperatures and less motivation. The craft wheels have to keep turning though and tonight there are 2 great events in Dallas. One is First Thursday in the Bishop Arts District and the other is a trunk show at The House of Dang. If you live in the D, definitely hit one or both. Here's a link to info:

Now for something else.... Has anyone stumbled upon the new channel called OvationTV? It's the only network devoted to art and personal creativity with the best of performance, people, art, music and film. So far I've seen a wonderful program about Mark Rothko (one of my favorite painters) and last night I saw a another great show about Degas and his sculpture The Little Dancer. Everyday there is something I'm really interested in. If you have cable or satellite tv you should be getting this channel.

One more thing. Recently my husband and I had a great discussion about art and music and wondered if painting is dead. By that I mean, could it be possible that everything that can be done in the realm of canvas painting has in fact been done? I plan to write an article about this for the DCM newsletter soon. Think on it and share if you like. :)

Enjoy your day.