Sunday, August 26, 2007

SPCM at the Textile Center

The mob was spotted on Saturday (August 25, 2007) approximately 10:00 AM at the location of 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis 55414 . According to evidence found on the scene their wares will be displayed from August 19 to September 1.

The crime scene involved gruesome displays a self-mutilating ham, some decorative plates, and what one can only assume a group of sock monkeys who were behind on their payments.

Our man on the inside was able to shoot these photos of the meeting place.

Warning, the crime scene photos get to even the most grizzled veterans on the force.....

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sock Monkeys now at the Minnesota State Fair

Currently on display at the Great Minnesota Get Together you can find, in the Creative Activities Building, a simian vignette of of St. Paul Craft Mafia member Rebecca Yaker's sock monkey madness.The display highlights a retrospective of Rebecca's sock monkey work including the 2 infamous dresses, flying conjoined monkeys, a hat/scarf/mitten trio, and the new for 2007, the Sock Monkey Chair.

The State Fair is open through September 3rd - see it in person while you can!

Get more monkeys for yourself!


Established in 2006, the St. Paul Craft Mafia (SPCM) is comprised of
10 independent, hard-core crafters in Minnesota's Twin Cities. We all
share DIY passion - from fashion to craft to beauty to art and
everywhere in between. Most members of the SPCM own and operate a
respected and established business, representing the DIY spirit.
Together, through our individual unique talents and crafts, we provide
mutual resources of support, promotion, information sharing and fun.
We assemble as a group to represent DIY at its finest, and spread the
love and splendor of hand-made craft!

The first Craft Mafia was founded in 2003 by nine crafty business
women in Austin, TX. Since it's development in Austin, other Mafias
have popped up across the globe, including but not limited to the US,
Canada, England, and Australia.