July, 2009

Exciting Crafternews & Crafternoon in Brooklyn on Sunday!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Exciting newsflash: this fall I will be hosting Crafternoons at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library! These are going to be really exciting Crafternoons, free as always and open to everyone, but this time they’ll be in that big, beautiful building with the lions on the steps! I adore libraries and I’ve got chills just thinking about how exciting it will be to get crafty in those hallowed halls this fall.

Join me and crafty librarian Jessica Pigza (aka The Handmade Librarian) for a series of DIY days at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (aka The Ghostbusters Library at 42nd and Fifth Avenue).

Busting Makes Me Feel Good!

Though I cannot promise you Venkman and the rest of the Ghostbusters crew, I can promise that each Crafternoon will include a hands-on project, an inspiring spread of vintage books and magazines from the Library’s collections, and appearances by special guest makers and DIY authors.

I will post details on the craft projects and special guests for each date right here and Jessica will post them on the Handmade at NYPL Blog this fall, so check back for more information. But in the meantime, put these dates on hold. You won’t want to miss these crafty times!

Crafternoons at the NYPL
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Saturday, November 14, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Saturday, December 12, 2:00 – 4:00pm

But summer’s not over yet, and thank goodness for that. Summer is kind of the best, don’t you think? And with all the fun that summer provides, don’t you want to say thank you? Join me on Sunday in Brooklyn for a papercraft Crafternoon focused on creating handmade thank you notes. We’ll cut, stamp and collage our way to making unique expressions of gratitude.

Some materials and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to share. Hope to get crafty with you soon!

Papercraft Crafternoon at Word
When: Sunday, 8/2, from 3-6pm
Where: Word, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY


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Sirius Radio Appearance this Morning!

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Yes, Sirius radio listeners can tune in this morning at 10am EST to hear me on Whole Living on Martha Stewart Living Radio.


We will be crafting on air. You know you want to hear it.

P.S. WordPress is not my friend. That’s why the above is in all caps. there is an old school link in the middle, and there are no pretty pictures to gaze upon. Sigh.

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Summertime Tune-age

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

When it’s warm out, it’s key to have some good tunes as your companions. So here’s a suggested soundtrack to your days of summer. They’re a bit eclectic, but they share one quality: they ROCK. I hope your summer is rocking, too. 

Betty Davis: If I’m in Luck I Might Get Picked Up
Betty Davis - Betty Davis - If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up

Sister Nancy: Bam Bam
Sister Nancy - Stalag 2000 - Bam Bam

LL Cool J: Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J - All World - Greatest Hits - Around the Way Girl

Al Green: Glad You’re Mine
Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You - I'm Glad You're Mine

The Roots: You Got Me
The Roots & Erykah Badu - Things Fall Apart - You Got Me

Led Zeppelin: D’yer Mak’er
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (Remastered) - D'yer Mak'er

Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child of Mine
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - Sweet Child O' Mine

Brian Eno: Needles in the Camel’s Eye
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets - Needles In the Camel's Eye

Band of Horses: Is There a Ghost
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin - Is There a Ghost

Professor Murder: Free Stress Test
Professor Murder - Professor Murder Rides the Subway - EP - Free Stress Test



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