Thank you so much to the staff at Phoenix New Times for this!! For years I’ve always loved this special issue and daydreamed about what it would be like to win a category. The hometown support this year has been over-the-top crazy cool. I am so grateful!!!
You can read it below, or click here to see all the other winners!
From 2008 New Times Best of Phoenix:
Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica
For years, she’s slaved with the hot glue gun, hoping to make it big. And she has — syndicated newspaper column, books, public appearances, sales of original folk art, workshops, even a show this fall at the Heard Museum.
But all that pales next to the shiny stuff. This year, Kathy Cano-Murillo hit the crafter’s jackpot with her own product line, on sale at Michael’s. Holy Chihuahua! In fact, you can have one of those, in the form of a Crafty Chica iron-on, as well as other iron-ons, paints, and even DIY shrine kits. But our favorite CC creation has got to be Cano-Murillo’s staple ingredient — glitter, which comes in 10 custom colors including Frida’s Fuchsia, Rockabilly Ruby, and Popstar Purple.
Star, indeed! The Valley’s own Crafty Chica is making the world sparkle, one craft project at a time.