Crafty About Town

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!

Demonstrating the YUDU at Coffee,Cookies and crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Crafty Chica demoing Altered Canvas at Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

Sewing going on at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

Sweets and Beats next door to Trunk Space

Sweets and Beats next door to Trunk Space

The Tee Shirt Apron I made at Swap-O-Rama and then YUDU printed

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Fun with crafty pals at SXSW

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!

Sarah and Jon YUDUing

Jenny Hartr - the sublime sticher

Austin Etsy Gals

Many, many drying tees - waiting for takers at the dirty dog

Close-up of the yarn shooting cowboys

Jenny (Sublime Stitcher), Martha(Sun. Afternoon Housewife) and me

Jennifer (Naughty Secratary), me and Sarah

Make at MADE

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.

YUDU screen printed roller skate on notebook paper, rubber stamped cupcake, buttons and card stock - by me

workshop in action

Card - by me, made with a cut doily, card stock and rubber stamps

A participant working away

Card - by me, made with card stock, ribbon, drawing pen, rubber stamps and glitter

Card - by me, made with card stock, doily, button and rubber stamp

Card - by me, made with card stock, rubber stamps, drawing pens, ribbon and embossed hearts were made with a cuttlebug embossing folder

Card - by me, made with card stock, foam stickers, rubber stamps and foam designs cut from the cuttlebug quilling kit

workshop participant

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participant

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participant

Card by me using card stock, rubber stamp, felt, buttons, poof ball and notion trim

A card design by me using card stock, felt, foam stickers, buttons, embossed stock using the cuttlebug heart embossing folder and heart wings embossed and cut from Sizzix Hello Kitty Series

A workshop participants design