Oh, I’m a Travelin’ Crafter

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I love a craft-filled week! From the Crafternoon in Providence to the Mother’s Day Crafterhours in Brooklyn, last week was stuffed with crafting. And I must say, craft is my favorite sort of stuffing.

I arrived in Providence in the afternoon of the 25th and my friend picked me up and took me out for a tasty iced cappucino at The Coffee Exchange, which was just what I needed after napping off and on during the three and a half hour bus ride north. After the caffeine fuel-up, I met up with some other friends at La Laiterie for a delight-filled dinner. From the cheese plate to the sustainable catch-of-the-day, all of the dishes were fresh and flavorful. (I love a nice piece of fish, especially if it can sustain itself). And it was great to catch up with far-away friendlies.

Sunday we got to Kreatelier with plenty of time to set up all the supplies for our recyclobots. The store is so bright and cheery – it’s the perfect place for a Crafternoon.

The owners, Line and Pernilla, were gracious hosts. And my friend Greer, who suggested I do the event in the first place and gave me a place to sleep, was an amazing co-pilot for the event. They had all been collecting tons of amazing recycling bin supplies for the day. We had a fantastic turnout, and the kids made such creative robots out of all of the recyclables. Here are just two of them:

Then on Thursday, I was back at Spacecraft, my favorite craft store in Brooklyn, for another fun Crafterhours. I’m hoping that’s going to turn into a regular event – the first two have been a blast. I was a bad photog there, but I did manage to get a nice shot of me and my mom, who journeyed out to Williamsburg to join the good times:

And it turns out that my mom and I are lucky enough to be featured in a sweet article on Craftzine by Rachel Hobson, so click on that link to read some more of our mother-daughter crafting history!

And if you haven’t done it already, craft something nice for your momma for Mother’s Day. You know she’ll treasure it if you made it with your very own hands!

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Crafterhours, Book Swap and Martha Stewart Radio!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Hi there friendlies! I’ve got a busy week ahead of me, starting tonight, March 26th, when I will be hosting my very first Crafterhours! 

From 6:30-8pm at SPACECRAFT,  I will be signing books and demonstrating cool DECOUPAGE projects. (I’d love to show you a photo of such a craft, but my WordPress is not my friend today.)

Bring your own stuff to decoupage (wooden boxes, frames, furniture..) and paper goods to collage with, or buy materials at Spacecraft. And we’ll provide the Mod Podge, brushes and how-to. Let’s get crafty in the evening time!

If you haven’t already stopped by Spacecraft, you will love it. They stock great craft supplies in the front of the store, and in the back there’s a massive table where folks can sit and get their craft on. The walls are covered in cheerful collage murals and there is plenty of space to craft in. Spacecraft is just dreamy:

355 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Then on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, I’ll be chatting up a storm at the READERS & WRITERS MINGLE AND BOOK SWAP  from 7-10pm at PACIFIC STAND in Park Slope.This event is the creation of THE DESK SET - a group of NYC area librarians and bibliophiles who do all sorts of cool stuff. Here’s what they have to say about the evening:
The writers and readers of this great city are invited to bring their old books, swap ‘em for other people’s books, and have a drink and/or a chat with like-minded folks. All writers and readers are invited.
Pacific Standard
82 Fourth Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn

But I can’t party too hard on Monday night, as I’ll be chatting up a crafty storm on Tuesday morning at 10am on Martha Stewart Radio’s Whole Living with Terri Trespicio!


This is my third time on the show, and I am so thrilled that they keep asking me back. Terri is a great host and it’s a totally fun and informative show. I’ll be sharing some easy Easter and Passover craft ideas with the listeners. If you’re not already a subcscriber to Sirius, you can try it out forfree a few days right here:


I hope to see you in person or hear your happy call-in voice sometime this week!


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