This weekend offered two fun crafty events in downtown Phoenix. I was at both demoing the YUDU. The first was the Coffee, Cookie, Crafts event at Braggs Pie Factory. Many vendors were selling their wares, kooky pinatas were hanging from the ceiling, there were cookies from Urban Cookies and demos from crafty types. The second event was the Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space. Folks came out to this one with their used clothes in hand ready to re-work them. Then we screen printed on the new garment. I made an apron out of a tee shirt and my buddy Sarah made a fun Princess dress for the short one, who came along for the day. Check out the tee-shirt apron how to over on Lovely Lula. After the Swap sewing and screening we went next door to Sweets and Beats for a candy treat – yum! We had a really good time! Yea Phoenix for getting Crafty!
I went to SXSW in Austin with the fun folks from Provo Craft and Sarah from 26-Letters to screen print with the YUDU in partnership with Standard Recording Company. The guys from Standard Recording made a fun tee shirt with cowboys shooting yarn that we screened for a couple hundred friends at the Dirty Dog Bar on 6th Street. The bands that played all day were great! Thanks Standard Recording for the great sounds. And since all crafty folks stick together we also hung out with Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching, the gals from Austin Etsy and Martha from Sunday Afternoon Housewife. We pulled screens, shopped a bit from the other folks, listened to music and drank a little beer. The Austin Etsy folks had a lino printing and book making workshop going on. Later that night we also had dinner with Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary’s Club. Her jewelry is soooo great!
The workshop at MADE was a fun one yesterday – thanks to all who came out to play. We made many, many V-day cards and love letters. We looked at poems, quotes and craft materials for our inspiration. There will be more opportunities in 2010 to pop in for a workshop at MADE. Hop over to their site and join the mailing list so that you are informed or subscribe to my list and I’ll let you know. Get inspired here though and get to making your own love notes! Here’s some pics from the day.