Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thanks Volunteers! Couldn'ta Done It Without YOU!

So many people were so extremely helpful in putting this event together, and it's time to send some shout outs. In addition to the "core team" of Crafters Local 612 (Kristen H, Kristen M, Chrissy, Willa, Tracy, Trish, Ellen, Meggan and our overseas correspondent Eireann) we had a huge outpouring of support from the following:

Kate S.
Greg N.
Jen K.
Brittany S.
Katherine E.
Krista O.
Andi H.
Beth K.
Mary S.
Michelle L.
Becky W.
Stephanie E.
Amanda S.
Mitzi Massacre
Karen N.
Molly Y.
Michelle B.
Heidi R.
Lori H.
Andy H.
Kristi J.
Nicole P.
Bridget M.
Laurene C.
Joy M.

A really special thanks to the MN Roller Girls, many of whom helped at the doors! We really appreciate all the help.

If you would like to volunteer at a future Crafters Local 612 event, please email

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Great Slideshow on City Pages

Check out the sweet slideshow on the City Pages web site. Loving it!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New Photos on Flickr of No Coast 2007

Hi all,
We're finally starting to decompress after a crazy weekend! We have preliminary numbers that suggest, despite a wicked snowstorm, we had between 5,000 and 6,000 people through the doors both days of the sale, making it an extremely successful event! The Department of Transportation thought they could ruin us by telling people not to drive anywhere, but those shoppers are a determined lot!

Anyhoo -- we've started collecting photos of the event at the following Flickr group. Please join the fun!!!

Check out No Coast on FOX 9!

Well, you can't ask for better press than our big story on Friday morning -- opening day of NCCOR 2007. M.A. Rosko and Munter were on hand to interview Grovecraft, Fantastic Toys, Charlie and Sarah, Critterbee, Beeper Bebe, Nate's Custom Sewing and Cosmo's Collars, as well as talk to Debbie Stoller about her new book and book signing. Here's a clip if you missed the spots!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Mary Jane's Handmade: A treasure!

If you didn't get a chance to stop by Mary Jane's Handmade at No Coast Craft-o-rama this weekend, you should really stop by her online store. You won't have to brave a snowstorm, and she does have a couple of aprons left.

Check out this neat article about her from