Sunday, August 31, 2008

CRAFT magazine and Naughty Secretary Club Release Party

Yesterday was a crafty bonanza! It was such a good turn out, people were semi-stuffed into every corner of Craft-o-Rama. I saw so many big names in the crafty world, such as the Austin Craft Mafia, the ladies who organize Stitch, and people I've seen on Jennifer Perkins awesome show on the DIY Network, Craftlab.

It was also a pleasure meeting and spending time with my fellow volunteers, and hanging out in one of my favorite places in town!

The craft project was really cool - making fabric covered buttons into rings. I've been wanting to try making fabric covered buttons (because of my obsession with buttons!) so it was cool to try out a couple different kinds.

I brought a few button sets and funky strawberry pincushions for the raffle giveaway, and I won a sheet of screen printed rub-ons - woo!

To see all the photos I took at the party, visit my flickr set
Jennifer Ramos was the official photographer and her beautiful photos are here.

making fabric covered button rings:

Some of Jennifer Perkins' necklaces (yay gnomes!) and Jennifer herself to the left there:Jennifer Ramos and her awesome apron!

the two other volunteers, Jaime and Misty - it was lovely to meet you!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

this saturday: CRAFT magazine release party

fun times if you're in Austin!
Saturday 3-6pm at the lovely Craft-o-Rama
also a book release party for Jennifer Perkins new jewelry making book
check out Average Jane's more thorough post about the event and the book
come make crafts and meet fun people!

ooh, the zineyness of it all!

I'm so excited to share this news! Parcell Press, one of my favorite zine distros, finally has a new and great site! It is really nice to navigate around, and Taylor shared with me that you can set up a customer profile and the system will keep track of everything you get, so you don't have that danger of getting the same one 6 months later...

List zine

One of my favorite zines is Ramsey Beyer's [List] zine. She usually has "guest lists" - lists done by friends or other zinesters. She did a call out on livejournal early this week and I put one together for the first time! She is an artist and the catch is her zine is full of amazing illustration and lists should be illustrated. Drawing is where I have somewhat of a hangup. I did my best to add illustration.

My list is favorite craft supplies. Here is a little bit:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

hello friends!

This is it! After considering doing this for awhile and various requests and encouragement from people, I finally started a blog just for crafting and zines. Please be patient as I try to navigate the technical aspects; this stuff doesn't come very naturally for me.
I would love it if you would comment, link back to me from your blog, and let me know what your blog is.
I'm planning to do some giveaways soon so stay tuned!
thanks for reading!
xoxo Niku