Craft Workshop with The Crafty Chica: Forever Frida
The Crafty Chica

Changing Hands Phoenix hosts a Frida themed crafting class with Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. "The Crafty Chica."

Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—from the self-portraits to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows. Participants will create a mixed media collage of Frida, led by Kathy. All supplies included. Special bonus gift for those who purchase the book in addition to the workshop!

  • Cost: $20, includes materials (does not include a copy of Forever Frida).
  • Register below or directly on Eventbrite.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

People mostly know KATHY CANO-MURILLO as The Crafty Chica. She has been profiled for her art and crafts in The New York Times, USA Today and on NPR.

Kathy has been a writer longer than she has been a crafter, inspired in grade school by Erma Bombeck and Judy Blume. As an adult, Kathy went on to have a 13-year newspaper career at The Arizona Republic as an entertainment reporter, all while running her award-winning web site, She has authored seven books including Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul and Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing.

In 2004, Kathy pursued her dream of writing a novel and finished her first draft for National Novel Writing Month. She wrote from 10pm-2am every night while her family slept, a tradition she still carries on to this day. Her manuscript sold in 2007 in a three-way bidding war to Grand Central Publishing. Kathy's debut novel, Waking Up in the Land of Glitter, released in March 2010 and her second, Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing, in March 2011. She is currently writing her third book.

Kathy designs her own Crafty Chica product line through iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company, and she is also the Crafts Editor for

Kathy's mission with her novels is to share stories about contemporary Latinas living and working in the creative arts. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and five Chihuahuas. Her motto for life is "Crafts, drama and glitter."