Thursday, May 28, 2009

See you at Maker Faire this weekend

I've been playing in a crafty sandbox for quite some time. I've just wrapped up a year of weekly blog posts for CraftStylish and will be turning my attention to other crafty pursuits.

To that end, this weekend I'll be heading to San Mateo to Maker Faire, the granddaddy of DIY gatherings. You can find me at the Provo Craft booth, showing off all sorts of cool things I've been whipping up with their machines (the shrink plastic necklace I made with the Cricut is redonc it's so cute). I'm also enchanted with the yudu, a screen-printing machine that you can set up in your home. I just printed a favorite Bon Jovi quote ("You live for the fight when it's all that you've got," in case you were wondering) around the hem of a t-shirt. Yes, the t-shirt and the machine are as rad as they sound. Stop by the booth if you're attending—you can get a Things I Want to Punch in the Face t-shirt. Yep, also totally rad.

Stay tuned for news from the Maker Faire floor…

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Betty Does Ballard this Thursday

I'll be talking about Backcountry Betty: Crafting With Style on Thursday at the Ballard Public Library. I'll do a little demo, wax poetic about beach glass, and talk about how to turn found items into glorious craft projects. This is a great event for kids and families, if you can pull them away from dinner and Dora.

Books will be available for sale by our friendly neighborhood bookstore, Secret Garden. For more on the event, check out the Secret Garden site. I hope to see you there.

Where: Ballard Public Library
When: Thursday, May 28, 6:30pm
Why: Uh…

Monday, May 18, 2009

Make party favors for a bridal shower

This week's tutorial has me making seriously cute party favors using Hambly Studios' Rub-Ons (they also make great papers and overlays). They are super easy to use and the results are guaranteed to delight. Here, I sassed up some plain white tea tins.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tutorial: Make a Bridesmaid's Necklace

My latest tutorial at CraftStylish is a super-simple necklace using awesome colored SoftFlex. Showcase the beading wire and a special bead with this ten-minute project.

CraftyPod reviews Backcountry Betty: Crafting With Style

Sister Diane gave Betty a great review over at CraftyPod and is giving away a copy of the book. If you want to know more about the projects, Diane gives a thorough overview of the various projects, necessary skill level, and production value of the book.

Head over to CraftyPod to register to win a copy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Craft Quest: Seattle

My latest post for Craftstylish features my favorite craft haunts around Seattle. Whether you live here or are just passing through, you might want to check out some of the well-stocked craft stores the city has to offer.

The Space Needle is pretty cool, too.

A sampling of my books