I'm so excited to announce that I will be a speaker at Hello Craft's Summit of Awesome in DC, May 1-3. I'm going to be on a panel discussion about organizing a craft market with Al Hoff and Jessica Manack of Handmade Arcade and I'll also be doing a screen-printing demo.
It is going to be a really awesome weekend full of crafty goodness and fun! And in the midst of all that fun you are sure to learn a lot and make some new really cool friends. So why don't you join me? The line-up of speakers is here and you can register here. Ok, see you there!
This is a cross-post from my blog ... it isn't explicitly about crafts but more my attempt at crafting a lovely summer. I would love to hear what you're doing to embrace summer this year!
Unlike many other summers in my adulthood, I have made a real effort to try and embrace summer this year. I dream of it all year and then am miserable because of the heat. This time, I've got to get something more out of it!
The summer state of mind started at the end of May when my sister and baby niece came to visit the ATL from San Diego for my brother's graduation. We had a really fun week together, including a little trip to Columbus, Ga to see my grandmother, uncles, aunt and cousins. It was also great to spend extra time with my mom and brother that week! Congratulations to David, the graduate!
Next on the agenda was the Indie Craft Experience Lucky #7. It was seriously the hottest day ever!!! I got really sunburned despite tons of SPF45. But it was worth it. The day was so awesome and the pre-party the night before was a ton of fun. We had a tremendous turn out for both events and hopefully everyone in the ATL was reminded once again how great indie craft is!
Once ICE was over I was really free to embrace summer!
as though i didn't spend enough time on flickr already, i just discovered that the "edit" button takes you to a website called picnik, where you can do all sorts of awesome stuff with your photos. i think it will be a great tool for creating promo items (and of course a great way to waste all sorts of time). this is what i whipped up this afternoon. anyone else messed around on it?
The Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta is taking applications for the summertime show until April 18. This will be on June 7 and is market #7. Join us at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. www.ice-atlanta.com
The Athens Indie Craftstravaganza is also taking applications!
This event will be Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 10am to 7pm at the corner of Clayton & Pulaski Streets in beautiful downtown Athens, GA.
The application deadline is April 10th, notification by the 18th.
Their website will be up soon--www.athensindiecraftstravaganza.com--in the meantime send a message to athensindiecraftstravaganza (at) gmail.com and they will send you an application.
My husband is a drummer and he has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new drum kit that he ordered months ago. Today is supposedly the day that it will arrive so the very first thing he said this morning when we woke up was: "I had a dream last night that my drums arrived today but they were plush. And I was so sad because I didn't know what I was going to do with them."
So funny! I guess he listens to me talk about crafts so much that his mind is all a-mess with drums and sewing!
Btw, anyone going to Renegade in Brooklyn this weekend? I'm not selling but I'll be there talking to people and having fun!
This event is a big deal because:
o It’s ICE #5
o It’s our first time to have ICE outside
o We’re having free craft workshops and a clothing swap for the first time
o It’s our largest ever with 85 booths (and because people are sharing it will be 105 crafters!)
o We were just named one of the top 5 cultural events of the summer by Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly. Hooray for us!
Clothing Swap at ICE Have you heard about our clothing swap? It'll cost people $5 to get in and then we give them a bag to fill with whatever clothes they want from our tent o' clothing (complete with dressing room and mirrors). Then we'll take the $$ and make a donation to Hagar's House (a local shelter for women and children) and Handmade Nation (the indie craft documentary project about our craft movement).
So what do we need from you? Clothes! Every little bit helps so even if you only have a couple items to donate please bring them to us at ICE. This could be that little nudge you've needed to clean out your closet!!!
Workshops at ICE In addition to the fabulous market and the clothing swap, we're also going to have free craft workshops hosted by ICE. The workshops will be taught by Garth Johnson of Extreme Craft, friends from Alternative Apparel and Scrap Chic Boutique and other Atlanta crafters. We'll also have Sublime Stitching patterns on hand for our embroidery workshop.
Live Music, too! Oh but wait…there's more! ICE will also have live music from four great local bands:
We'll be on TV! "This is Atlanta ", a show on Atlanta 's public broadcasting station, will be filming the Indie Craft Experience. The show will air sometime in July. How exciting!