Friendship. It’s one of those things that starts out small and little by little begins to blossom. Anjelica and I are really quite humbled to be able to say Kathy Cano-Murillo, of Crafty Chica fame, is someone we can call a friend. We first met Kathy in real life a couple of years ago in Miami. Although we had been longtime fans of her work since we first discovered her online several years earlier. If you know her work, you know she is an amazing artist and crafter who puts a glittery touch of class on everything she touches. We were immediately hooked on her Mexi-Boho style. What did capture us by surprise, to be quite honest, was her genuine spirit and all around goodhearted nature.

Kathy was so full of positive energy, happiness, and hugs!

I remember we happened to run into her in the hotel and we immediately started chasing her around like a bunch of groupies. She was so sweet and friendly to everyone that by the end of the conference we were attending almost everyone had mentioned to us how generous and gracious she was. After we came back to Texas, she to Phoenix, we maintained our online communication every now and again. Kathy was just as friendly and positive online as she was in person. She’s really been a breath of fresh air for so many people. We especially admire how humble she is even after having achieved some tremendous successes.

When we found out Kathy was bringing part of her family and the #CraftyChicaTour to Texas for the first time, we immediately began planning for her arrival. As usual, the Crafty Chica was happy to oblige to our plans for her night in Houston. Below are a couple of pictures from her stop here in the Space City, but before we get into that, I do really want to encourage you to support her Día de los Muertos product line at a Michaels store near you.

Let’s tell Michaels and other big retailers we want authentic products from Latina and Latino artists all year round, not just during the Day of the Dead season!

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Kathy’s daughter Maya, Kathy, and Anjelica at her Michaels store appearance in Houston.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Kathy has been traveling across Arizona, Nevada, California and Texas meeting her admirers.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

In Houston, people drove from as far away as Galveston – IN TRAFFIC – just to come say hi to Kathy!

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Some folks trekked by bus to come meet her. If you’re not from Houston, traveling by bus anywhere in the city is a very LONG, arduous and HOT ordeal.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

In usual Crafty Chica style, Kathy always had a smile on her face. Her husband Patrick was also a lot of fun to be around.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Crafty Chica in front of her Día de los Muertos product line at Michaels.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Afterwards we met with a bunch of Houston bloggers to dine and chat with Kathy and her family.

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

It was really quite an honor for us to host Kathy, Patrick and Maya during their first trip to Houston!