I’m featured in GO: AirTran Inflight Magazine!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN LEE

I just found this article that just came out! The photo was taken at Maker Faire, I was in the middle of a crazy crafting demo with dozens of people crowded around my table, glitter flying everywhere, when I heard – “We’d like to interview you and take your picture!”

Go AirTran is a publication that is carried in airplanes. The photographer was so cool, he set up this lighted background and then poured glitter all over my head and shoulders.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE: “Garage Brands”.

DIY, or “do-it-yourself,” is a broad term that encompasses everyone from computer hackers to builders of mutant bicycles to arts and crafts enthusiasts. But what all these groups share is a desire to tinker, to tweak, to take an existing product or technology and bend it to their own whims.
by ROD O’CONNOR – August 2009
Published in Business :: Business

DIYer: Kathy Cano-Murillo
Company: Crafty Chica (www.craftychica.com)

KATHY CANO-MURILLO, 44, had been making her own jewelry and painting colorful, Mexican pop art imagery onto everything from flowerpots to tote bags long before she realized there was a whole universe of fellow “craftaholics” just like her. “I was just expressing myself,” she says, surrounded by a small army of mostly young girls gluing sequins and cutting paper at her Maker Faire booth.
Now she’s growing her own one-woman empire-seven books, a successful blog, and a line of glitter and art supplies.
Her journey from DIYer to successful brand began in 1999, when the then-entertainment reporter for Phoenix’s Arizona Republic started writing a crafting column. She launched her own website in 2001 to provide crafting advice and display her art projects. Within six months, she had a book offer.
In 2006, she left the newspaper to focus on Crafty Chica full-time. Today, her line includes iron-on appliqués of folksy images like smiling suns and “workshops-in-a-box” that help budding crafters make charm bracelets. “I want to show people how to make hip Latin-centric things to express themselves… whether they’re Latino or not,” Cano-Murillo says. “My purpose is to just get people sprinkling the glitter.”


Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂

P.S. Check out my new book and product line!

Love & light,


3 Responses

  1. Congratulations! That is wonderful. Um, Crafty Chica, we were wondering if you were going to announce the winners of the Crafty Chica Challenge soon. Thank you 🙂

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