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On the Radio, and This Week in Pictures

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Tune in this morning at 10am to hear me talking crafts on Whole Living with Terri Trespicio on Martha Stewart Radio!

And now, this week in pictures.

Rhubarb cake, pre-baking. Recipe courtesy of my sweet mother-in-law…

The greatest dog in the world…

Farm fresh hard-boiled eggs…

A rose grows in Brooklyn…

Gorgeous fabric for sale at the Souk Marketplace

The Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair

A sweet shout-out from my favorite bookstore, Word

May your week ahead be just as fun and full!

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Whole Living with Terri Trespicio Gets Crafty

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

This Tuesday morning at 10am I hit the airwaves once again to chat with the always delightful Terri Trespicio on her show: “Whole Living” on Martha Stewart Radio.

http://www.marthastewart.com/radio/whole-living

This is what my dining room table looked like at 7:30am:

I had just completed carefully cutting pieces of paper (both tissue and construction), and gathering up my craft supplies to head over to Sirius. Oh, so many pretty colors!

Yep, Terri and I did some seriously cute on-air crafting. I showed her how to make Sweet Umbrellas, a very simple spring craft that you can make on the cheap. They make great party favors or decorative touches to your springtime table. Here’s a close up of the finished crafts:

Aren’t those little blue boys j’adorable? I want to make hundreds of them and just pass them out to strangers on a rainy day. Sure, they won’t keep the drops away, but they are sweet as can be. I fill mine with jelly beans, the greatest candy in the world. Nothing puts a smile on someone’s face faster than a jelly bean.

The orange guys to the right are candy carrots. They’re pretty darling themselves. Say, I’ll tell you what. Maybe if you’re extra sweet, I’ll go ahead and post the instructions for those sweeties right here. And then you’ll see how easy spring crafting can be!

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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:

Spacecraft
355 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.599.2718
http://spacecraftbrooklyn.com/

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!

http://www.marthastewart.com/radio/whole-living

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:

http://www.sirius.com/freetrial/register

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

 

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