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join today’s craft party!

have a bit of time today? throw yourself (+ your friends) a craft shindig. i’m getting on the ball late, but plan to curl up with a glass of wine this fine friday night and get myself + the man doing something crafty this evening!

from Etsy:
Craft Party is a time to get to know your neighbors and exercise your creative spirit. Craft Parties take place around the world when communities come together to participate in art, craft, design and DIY in every form. Anyone can organize a Craft Party and anyone can participate — the power is literally in your hands!

more info at http://www.etsy.com/craftparty2012

happy crafting!

get your read on…

earlier today i muttered the words “there are a lot of creative people out there” to a friend – this was in response to the fact that there are so many damn cute and creative shops on etsy! whether it’s your work, a friend’s or a stranger’s – handmade is inspiring.

the authors below have the creative gene + are pros at curating it (something i strive for here on little ol’ Howd.i.y).

so… i bring you 4 new handmade books worth checking out (+ some worthwhile stocking stuffers for the crafter in your life!)

oh, happy reading!

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Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the
New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In
Author: Joan Tapper
($15.63, Amazon.com – released: September 27, 2011)

Make Hey! While the Sun Shines
Author: Pip Lincolne
($39.95, Readings.com.au – released: October 1, 2011)

Weekend Handmade:
More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting

Author: Kelly Wilkinson
($17.62, Amazon.com – released: September 1, 2011)

Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts:
225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations
Author: the editors of Martha Stewart Living
($16.01, Amazon.com – released: September 27, 2011)

etsy has entered the building…

last week i got an email from etsy.  however, it wasn’t one updating me with the latest features nor was it a payment invoice – but rather a warm and welcome ‘hello’ from a new addition to the etsy family. australia a small country (in pop.) that embraces a HUGE amount of handmade has been representative-less on the etsy staffer front – until now… enter kirsteene phelen, etsy’s 1st aussie employee! kirsteene has taken on the task of curating a community of etsy sellers and shoppers around the land of oz.  just a couple months into the job – she’s hit the road and is doing a bit of a whistlestop tour meeting australia’s etsians.

last night – in town for adelaide’s own bowerbird bazaar, kirsteene got a group of etsy sellers (+ some) from around town together for a meet & greet and some drinks.  as still somewhat of a newbie here, this was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded peeps + discover a few gems out there.

the attendees included the likes of the below…

collect magazine (a perfect pint-sized print mag that spotlights interesting products, people, places & things around adelaide + the globe – i’ve been a reader for a few months now – love it)

presence (a unique shop in adelaide stocking an assortment of products ranging from handmade pieces to vintage polaroid cameras + you can even rent a vintage typewriter for the week…. curation to the peak)

fede textiles & designs (handcrafted toys including soft cushion hammers, utensils and more… the stuff is seriously too cute)

…and a few others which i hope to share with you in the future.  i’ve raised my hand to being down for a more regular meet-up.

etsians unite.

 

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