Spent yesterday sitting at my sewing desk experimenting with piles of buttons, wire, pliers, embroidery floss and fabric scraps. I’ll probably try a few more times but am pretty happy with the above results. I’m donating the ornaments to the 5th Annual Artist-Made Ornament Exhibition at MADE art boutique!
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Flyaway Tigers (the band I’m in) recently contributed to an awesome project, when in AZ.
It’s a compilation of Local AZ bands covering other local AZ bands. I downloaded it last night, all 55 songs worth and have been making my way through it and it’s SO GOOD.
I recommend you all download it now, it’s just $8 and the money goes to Valley nonprofits that support music education in schools and communities. Go to wheninaz.com to download the album and check the upcoming concert schedules promoting it! Yeah!!!
Spent a majority of the day yesterday shopping with my mom. First hit up the Crop Girls Craft Fair and yardsale in Peoria. The booths set up were fantastic, everyone was selling old crafting supplies they don’t use anymore. I bought 12 stamps for next to nothing and Mom loaded up on scrapbooking paper and old how-to books. My favorite find were these old wooden blocks from Rebecca of EnchantedBella…
Then we headed over to the thrift stores on CaveCreek and Cactus, our favorites! It’s a whole little shopping center full of wonderful little stores ran by the nicest ladies… We were disappointed that ‘Not too Shabby’ was closed but the sign out front said they’ll be open next Saturday with tons of new stuff.
My mom bought this great sewing machine, practically stole it actually – I think she paid $40?! I found 3 awesome shelves that were made for displaying golf balls (really? bizarre, I know!).
For the last year or so I’ve been looking for an old pencil sharpener. Two days ago I broke down and bid for one on Ebay but was outbid and waiting to bid again. The first store we went to on the first shelf I saw this!!!!!
Last night we stopped by MADE in downtown Phoenix to check out the “Crafting Panel: From Hobby to Business” and it was so fantastic we have to share! Thanks to Sam Greene who wrote a majority of this post – you’re the best! To the panelist, thanks so much for taking the time to share your knowledge, you guys rock! And thanks to the Downtown Phoenix Journal for posting about this event, we wouldn’t have known about it otherwise!
3 extra crafty ladies
MADE Art Boutique
Thanks so much to MADE for hosting the event and to Cindy Dach who contributed lots to the discussion as well. Cindy is an artist and a writer, general manager of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, a co-founder of Local First Arizona and owner of MADE Art Boutique.
Each panelist presented their story of how they earned success as a crafter. During the discussion they fired off tons of tips for crafters and artists just starting out. Here are some of them!