As anyone else who is from around these parts will tell you, shorts are an essential wardrobe staple almost year round in Houston. Why not learn to make your own in our beginner-level class? Abby Wright (one of the sewing goddesses with the American Sewing Guild) will take you though one of three variations in this simple-but-stylish pattern!
I’m not advocating eating something made of felt. Once, a a piece of felt accidentally landed in my mouth (this is why craft and sandwiches don’t go together on the dining room table) and it was nasty. Not “Eww! Brussel sprouts!” nasty - “Oh my God! What is this?!?!?” nasty. I shudder at the thought of this as I type…
However, I would risk that taste again if there’s a chance these felt food creations from Lookmamamadeit taste as good as they look!
Yes that’s right - Sarah “Craftypants” Gabbart is back! I have missed Houston, enjoyed Ireland’s finest cuisine (black and white “pudding” anyone? Bleh.) and sampled the local “crafts”. One think I learned in Ireland is that “craft shop” means “tourist trap” - leprechauns, Guinness and Guinness glasses with leprechauns on it. Fooey! So there I was, thousands of miles from home and craftless
But now I’m back home (yay!) and ready to roll with the crafts! I’m so ready, as a matter of fact, that I am going to drop the price of Sewing Lounge time to $5 an hour for the rest of the summer. It’s usually $15 an hour, but I wanted to thank all of you guys for being so awesome and supportive of Sew Crafty! So get your fabric and notions together, dust off that old project and sign up online to book your spot - I have a feeling that they are going to go pretty fast…
A very dear friend of mine took the plunge/tied the knot/entered into the holy state of matrimony over the weekend and celebrations were called for. Two days’ worth. And they were the kind of amazing-spectacular-happytastic celebrations that make you forget what day it is.
And sometimes, you forget that it’s Sunday. As in, Etsy Sunday. So, (just this once) it’s Etsy Monday.
Don’t think of it as “one day late.” Think of it as “only six days until the next one.”
This week, I was inspired by an e-mail I got from Sarah, with a link to a “crochet dino” on Etsy - something, she insisted, that was so stupendously awesome that I just could not miss it. As soon as I read this missive (sent from Ireland, no less!) - I knew I would love it, and that it must be shared with all of you. Sadly - the link was in error.
Happily, though - there are plenty of things fitting this description that are a mere Etsy search away. Such as…
And - seriously, this is so awesome, I just might faint. A magical Liopleurodon. (Sorry about the massive size…I can’t figure out how to change it! Help, Sarah!)
And - a dinosaur costume (sadly, not life size.)
And, as always with Etsy - so much more. Happy crafting!
What happens when you take “a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus green, food and music” and put it in everyone’s favorite hippie town?
Complete and utter awesomeness. That’s what.
Brace yourselves. Maker Faire is coming to Austin.
They’ve got workshops on “puppets who wish not to die.” They’ve got vintage flower looms. They’ve got blinky bugs, mystery phones and a group called “The Devil-ettes.” And it’s all going down in Austin - the small-town city that does weird better than just about anywhere else. Still not convinced?
So, where will you be Oct. 18 - 19?