I strive to find that delicate balance between a grand jury subpoena and a light hand with the glitter shaker.  Whether you’re a maker or just a voyeur of the felonious arts, I welcome you friend to my den of thieves.

I have found that criminals and crafters are busted from the same mold; a group of clever people willing to modify everyday objects as a means to their dubious ends, often with lots of “quiet time” on their hands.  This site celebrates the marriage of illicit behavior and artistic expression.

The book, Criminal Crafts, published by Andrews McMeel will be in stores spring 2012 which coincides nicely with my next parole board hearing.  You can order an autographed copy from this site beginning April 10th, other fantastic Criminal Crafts treats can be found in my Etsy shop here.


Miss Demeanor

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  • […] Miss Demeanor, malfeasant proprietor of Criminal Crafts, invites all her felonious fans to a celebration of the completion of her book Criminal Crafts: From D.I.Y. to F.B.I. Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives: Two years in the making and a lifetime of scheming and bad behavior all led to this… The Criminal Crafts book is complete! Come celebrate with flaming drinks and Atomic Cherry Bombs. We’ll have a brief reading- highlights (or low moments) from the book and a couple guest speakers dishing the dirt on Portland’s criminal past, including resident historian Doug Kenck-Crispin of Kick Ass Oregon History. Fishnets, stiletto heels and master disguises encouraged, though knowing my friends it’s what you’re wearing already! […]

  • Larry says:

    Dear Miss Demeanor,
    After reading about some of your scandalous endeavors, and the dark alter ego lurking just under the surface, I now understand the devilish look I sometimes see in my sweet, unassuming neighbor’s (you) eye. We’ll be counting the silverware before we have you over to our next neighborhood wine party.

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