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Topic: "Craftster Woman" set for Craftster Book Signing Swap in Austin  (Read 3128 times)
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« on: July 18, 2006 03:03:58 PM »

In a couple of hours, I'm heading out to see Leah at the Work*Shop here in Austin. She's doing a book thing, and there's going to be a surprise craft swap of some sort. I had a random hit of inspiration in the shower last night, and came up with a "Craftster Woman" (think: Wonder Woman with a glue gun) accessory set. It must have been meant to be. I had all the materials I needed on hand, my freehand cutting of a felt glue gun silhouette rocked on the first try, and I was able to complete the set (and a matching tote bag to wrap it in) throughout the day, while hanging with the kids. All pieces are wearable (the headband has squeeze clip barrettes that I pirated from my daughter's old bows, the cuffs have button fasteners) and the image of "Craftster Woman" on the tote bag has the glue gun, scissor and spool details morphed into her costume. She's off to save the word one craft at a time! Smiley Enjoy. It was fun to make. Hopefully someone who shares my slightly lame sense of humor will get it tonight and will model it. I'll have to take my camera.

The event was great! If Leah is coming to your hometown (or close by) you must go! You'll have fun, meet crafty folks, and get to make some cool stuff. The craft swap was great, and I am pleased as punch that Lisa (co-founder of The Work*Shop Austin - very cool place) picked the Craftster Woman set. It was insanely perfect. The woman OWNS and spends most of her time in a C-R-A-F-T S-H-O-P, folks! It was right up her alley (which was good, because I was afraid that someone might get it and think I'm really weird) Can I say how completely stoked I was that she not only donned the ensemble, but wore it all evening. How cool is that! Here she is looking ready to fight off bad craft vibes with her cuffs. I added a note to the bag that said something like "The head band will keep you focused while crafting. The lasso will rope in good ideas, and the cuffs will deflect any self doubt you have while crafting." or something to that effect ... I was writing it while my kids were crawling on me, so I don't remember. Fun stuff!

Here's Lisa, looking ready to defend crafting everywhere.... Smiley

The set and the gift bag


The tote bag.

The glue gun cuff - I freehanded cutting out the glue gun, and was stoked that it turned out OK.

The spool of thread cuff

The backside of the cuffs.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006 03:16:31 PM »

oh holy crapola!!!


i **totally** forgot that was today!

* Evil_Abbe runs to get showered and on the bus.

(ps...that tote is GREAT, specially the words at the bottom)

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2006 03:18:10 PM »

WOAH!!! slash-me works on the craftster forums!!!  who knew?

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006 03:23:11 PM »

I love that bag!  I love it. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006 05:30:20 PM »

Wow! I'd so totally wear that. I love that bag. It's awesome. =)


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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006 07:41:52 AM »

That was such a blast last night and yours was definitely the coolest swap of the night!!!!  It was kismet that Lisa picked your gift.  The Super Heros were watching over you both for sure.

If you haven't gotten the book or seen Leah (or even if you have the book), you need to do this! Getting to play with the crafty stuff afterwards was so much fun, it made it hard to go home to hubby and child.  (He couldn't understand why I would be gone so long for something like this.  What does he know?  Roll Eyes  )

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006 06:36:10 PM »

So cool!
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006 09:21:21 PM »

oh man. LOVE!

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