I’m featured in GO: AirTran Inflight Magazine!


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.


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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