What a great way to add a little fun to your 4th of July. This crafty idea comes from the very creative Kathleen over at Twig & Thistle. Not only is this great for the 4th of July, but for any picnic that needs a little sparkle! Wedding showers… baby showers… or even just a fun day out.
The folks over at Got Craft? are presenting the western Canada Premier of Handmade Nation. The indie film, follows director Faith Levine, as she travels 19,000 miles across the US documenting the rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design.
The Screening takes place July 9th at The Rio Theater, and will be preceded by a craft showcase featuring 14 local handmade artists. Faith Levine will also be there to introduce the film and hold a Q&A session after the screening.
Tickets are $20.00 online at Got Craft? or you can purchase them at the door for $25.00.
When: Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Location: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive Screening: 8:00pm Craft Showcase: 7:00pm Get Tickets >>
Looking for a cute and easy spring project? Check out the tutorial for this adorable little bug pincushion over at goody-goody.These would also make cute toys for a little kid, or even a cat or small dog.
The Vancouver Craft Mafia is hosting Succulent Garden Party this coming Sunday for the summer solstice. Share some soil and some yummy eats with these ladies in Victoria park, and make a beautiful succulent pot for your home.
Who: The Vancouver Craft Mafia What: Summer Solstice Succulent Party Where: Meeting at Figaro’s Garden, 1896 Victoria Ave., then walking to Victoria Park, 4 blocks away When: June 21st, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm
As I mentioned in the last post, we’re currently traveling around South East Asia, and I’ve been looking for crafty experiences wherever I can find them. While in Bali, I was introduced to Studio Perak, a family run jewelry shop, in the artistic community of Ubud. In addition to selling bohemian inspired silver jewelry, they also offer half day silversmithing classes, where you can create you’re very own piece. Read More…
(Sorry about the lack of posts this week. We’ve been transitioning from Thailand to Indonesian, so our time online has been a little limited.)
For the last 9 months we’ve been traveling around South East Asia. It’s been an amazing experience, but unfortunately our nomadic lifestyle doesn’t really lend it self to well to crafting. I mean it’s not exactly practical to lug around a sewing machine in my backpack just so I can get my craft fix.
As a result I’ve been searching for a new craft hobby, something that’s not too hard to learn and that’s not too material intensive. I settled on Amigurumi. I found some really great tutorials online, and figured that yarn was probably one of the easier craft materials to find in Asia. Last week we were in Bangkok for a few days before catching our flight to Bali, and I made it my mission to get set up with some supplies.
Martina turned me on to this cute little video of hand carving a stamp, so I thought I’d put together a post with some links and tips on carving your own. There are lots of great resources out there, but here just a few of my favs.
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