Call for applications!

It's time to apply for Handmade Parade 2008! The 7 Cities Crafters are extremely excited to announce our second annual holiday art & craft bazaar, Handmade Parade! This show will provide great holiday shopping for those who are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts while avoiding the mass-produced and supporting independent entrepreneurs instead! We will offer a wide variety of fine art, accessories, jewelry, pottery, house wares, baked goods, baby items, clothing and more! The show will be held Continue Reading

Handmade Parade Report!

(awesome owl by Cassie at Twittering Bird) Oh my goodness. What a weekend! Friday night was sort of a whirlwind setting everything up. Thank you so much to Jeannine, Mr. P, Jimmy, Cassie, Beth, Heidi, Rob, Maegan, Mom, Dad and David (I really hope I'm not forgetting anyone) for helping to set up tables and move chairs. We definitely could not have done it without you! Saturday the show was a huge success. We had (my conservative estimate) about a thousand people turn out and got an amazing Continue Reading

This Saturday! Invite your friends!

We are so excited, Saturday is rapidly approaching! Thanks so much to our friends and sponsors Pretty Tasty (an awesome messageboard for local creatives, you'll find graphic designers, artists, photographers, programmers and the like) and AIGA Hampton Roads (the professional organization for those in the design industry). Give their sites a click! Please bring your friends and come check out our show. We will have music by Substance DJs, raffle prizes, free face painting and more. It should be Continue Reading

Good lookin’ group you got there!

The Norfolk Craft Mafia is super-pleased to announce our amazing lineup of vendors for Handmade Parade! We have over fifty talented artists and crafters from Canada to North Carolina that will be showcasing their wares on Saturday, November 10th! Come get your holiday shopping done in one place! Forget the malls and their crazy parking lots and the same old mass-produced items. Buy handmade, support an independent artist! DC Craft Mafia Polymer Clay Eclectic The Luna Cat Elemental Beads Lark Continue Reading