Belle Pepper Couture

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Frankie Manning, A Lindy Hop Legend, passed away April 27, 2009

Frankie Manning Rest in Peace.... May 26, 1914 - April 27, 2009

Frankie Manning, one of the great Lindy Hoppers has passed. We will miss him dearly. He was an inspiration to us all. He passed on the torch to us, lets keep it alive. Rest in Peace Frankie, you had an amazing life, and we were very lucky to have you be apart of it. Your smile will shine down from Heaven on us. We will miss you....

I had the chance to take a workshop with Frankie, Chazz and Norma Miller back in 1999. It was an amazing time, I learned scissor kicks, shim sham-Frankie style. I also had a chance to see him at Catalina Swing Camp in 2000. He was an amazing dancer who had a great laugh and smile. (Frankie is in the overalls)

Friday, April 24, 2009

San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's Mother's Day edition of Sunday Crafty Sunday May 3, 2009 at Filter Coffee House


The North Park Craft Mafia to host ‘Mother’s Day Edition, Sunday Crafty Sunday’ at Filter Coffee House in North Park

NORTH PARK/SAN DIEGO, CA April 14, 2009–The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia’s Mother’s Day Edition of Sunday Crafty Sunday, will take place on May 3, 2009 from 12pm to 5pm at Filter Coffee House, 4096 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104, 619-521-0533. Come support some wonderful local artists who will be displaying their crafty wares at the Sunday Crafty Sunday art show.  This show is just in time for Mother's Day so why not honor dear old Mom with a handcrafted one-of-a-kind gift this year?!  This craft show will be at the Filter Coffee House, so it is also a great place to just hang out with a hot cup of joe and hang out with the girls of the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia. Shoppers can browse through this unique market from local do-it-yourself vendors (DIYer) with hand-made offerings ranging from pet wares, hand screen printed designs, purses, clothing, unique jewelry and much more.

The Craft Mafia was founded in 2003 in Austin, Texas.  Over the years, the Craft Mafia has spread its DIY ethic and ideals of professional support to cities worldwide, resulting in the founding of over 42 groups to date.  North Park San Diego’s Craft Mafia was founded in September 2007 by independent business owners Teresa Salazar of Velvet Klaw, ( and Svea Komori-Ang of Belle Pepper Couture ( Additional members: Amy Smock of Designs del Luna (, Karen Jorgenson of Altered Provisions (, and Meagan Rae Longtin of Meagan Rae Designs (

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