Crafty About Town

This weekend offered two fun crafty events in downtown Phoenix. I was at both demoing the YUDU. The first was the Coffee, Cookie, Crafts event at Braggs Pie Factory. Many vendors were selling their wares, kooky pinatas were hanging from the ceiling, there were cookies from Urban Cookies and demos from crafty types.  The second event was the Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space. Folks came out to this one with their used clothes in hand ready to re-work them. Then we screen printed on the new garment. I made an apron out of a tee shirt and my buddy Sarah made a fun Princess dress for the short one, who came along for the day. Check out the tee-shirt apron how to over on Lovely Lula. After the Swap sewing and screening we went next door to Sweets and Beats for a candy treat – yum! We had a really good time! Yea Phoenix for getting Crafty!

Demonstrating the YUDU at Coffee,Cookies and crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

Crafty Chica demoing Altered Canvas at Coffee,Cookies and Crafts at Braggs Pie Factory

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

YUDU demo at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

Sewing going on at Swap-O-Rama at Trunk Space

Sweets and Beats next door to Trunk Space

Sweets and Beats next door to Trunk Space

The Tee Shirt Apron I made at Swap-O-Rama and then YUDU printed

Fun with crafty pals at SXSW

I went to SXSW in Austin with the fun folks from Provo Craft and Sarah from 26-Letters to screen print with the YUDU in partnership with Standard  Recording Company. The guys from Standard Recording made a fun tee shirt with cowboys shooting yarn that we screened for a couple hundred friends at the Dirty Dog Bar on 6th Street. The bands that played all day were great! Thanks Standard Recording for the great sounds. And since all crafty folks stick together we also hung out with Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching, the gals from Austin Etsy and Martha from Sunday Afternoon Housewife. We pulled screens, shopped a bit from the other folks, listened to music and drank a little beer. The Austin Etsy folks had a lino printing and book making workshop going on. Later that night we also had dinner with Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary’s Club. Her jewelry is soooo great!

Sarah and Jon YUDUing

Jenny Hartr - the sublime sticher

Austin Etsy Gals

Many, many drying tees - waiting for takers at the dirty dog

Close-up of the yarn shooting cowboys

Jenny (Sublime Stitcher), Martha(Sun. Afternoon Housewife) and me

Jennifer (Naughty Secratary), me and Sarah

Make at MADE

The workshop at MADE was a fun one yesterday – thanks to all who came out to play. We made many, many V-day cards and love letters. We looked at poems, quotes and craft materials for our inspiration. There will be more opportunities in 2010 to pop in for a workshop at MADE. Hop over to their site and join the mailing list so that you are informed or subscribe to my list and I’ll let you know. Get inspired here though and get to making your own love notes! Here’s some pics from the day.

YUDU screen printed roller skate on notebook paper, rubber stamped cupcake, buttons and card stock - by me

workshop in action

Card - by me, made with a cut doily, card stock and rubber stamps

A participant working away

Card - by me, made with card stock, ribbon, drawing pen, rubber stamps and glitter

Card - by me, made with card stock, doily, button and rubber stamp

Card - by me, made with card stock, rubber stamps, drawing pens, ribbon and embossed hearts were made with a cuttlebug embossing folder

Card - by me, made with card stock, foam stickers, rubber stamps and foam designs cut from the cuttlebug quilling kit

workshop participant

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participant

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participants design

A workshop participant

Card by me using card stock, rubber stamp, felt, buttons, poof ball and notion trim

A card design by me using card stock, felt, foam stickers, buttons, embossed stock using the cuttlebug heart embossing folder and heart wings embossed and cut from Sizzix Hello Kitty Series

A workshop participants design

What is that on your jacket?

It’s ink people! Demoing the YUDU and Your Story for Provo Craft the last couple of days has been super fun. While all the other peeps in the booth are wearing nice clean white bakers jackets –  mine is covered in red screen printing ink. What can I say I am trained as a painter and don’t generally concern myself with such things. After talking my throat raw (thanks for those who brought me water and cough drops!) I am reminded how great it would be to have screen printers in all of the schools just like the die cutters that are in every school. What great fundraiser opportunities! Another mission for me to focus on. Here are some booth shots from the last couple of days.

chatty me

Provo booth showing off the new Cricut Cake Machine

Provo booth - YUDU and Your Story section

Me and Erik at the Provo Booth

Having an envy moment with the new pink cuttlebug which is not yet on the market

Showing my tip for quick drying the YUDU screen - a hairdryer

Little cakes we were printing and decorating

Cute little cupcake box I made using the new Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge

cute cupcake I made and put in the box

CHA ooo la la

First day at Super Crafts Show / Craft and Hobby Association Convention (CHA) was a whirlwind of activity. We work at the Provo Craft booth all day chatting with conference attendees about the YUDU.

Also, some props out to other friends we made fun projects with during breaks. Craftster folk making buttons, Plaid folks busting out the Mod Podge, cute stuff at taylored expressions and the Zip Dry glue peeps. Oh yes and my girl Sarah from S-Spencer Studios and finally a whoot out for Scrapbook Royalty who does so much good charity work.

We were welcomed with a fun balloon lounge. We walked around for a bit before settling into to screen posters for attendees. I have so much more to blog about but since it’s sprinkling we need to run over to the Convention Center. More soon . . .

craft lounge

fabric cupcake tower

love this table cloth and flag banner by taylored expressions

we did a make it take it with zip dry paper glue - i was impressed it was like liquid rubber cement

Making a super fun button at Craftsters booth

Michael's make it take it - duct tape wallet

Sarah killing it with some Mod Podge

cutie from Craft Royalty - I want her necklace

pretty little number

Craft Lounge

She is so ready to roll up her sleeves and get crafting!

Sarah shopping the fair

cute fabric flag banner

pretty!

Buy Local By Local – Handmade Goods

Tomorrow Saturday December 5 is Indie Chic @ 10th Street at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe. There will be over 30 participants including me! The fair is at  Southeast corner of 10th Ave. and Mill St. at ASU Art Museum in Tempe from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. I have been having so much fun in the studio making goodies for this event at the museum. Stop by and visit! Here are some pics of just some of the goodies I will have on hand – plus there are still many more. These could not be included in the photos because they are still wet and drying but they’ll be ready in the morning!!

YUDU printed Hot Pink Sully Greeting Card with Vintage Buttons

YUDU printed Monsters on Tees

YUDU printed Bird out of the cage baby bib

YUDU printed Owl Greeting Card

YUDU printed Woodgrain and Cuckoo Clock Greeting Card with vintage button

Many many barrettes with vintage buttons

Many many Lapel Pins with vintage buttons

YUDU printed Robot Baby Onesie

YUDU fun with my gal pals

What fun we gals had playing with the YUDU screen printer. It was a little slow going because my pregnancy (at the time) brain was a bit forgetful of the rules. Such as don’t peel the plastic sheet off of the emulsion before you burn the screen. I also had to have help from the crowd to remember where the plates went when burning and when printing. I also think I want to get a softer squeegee as the hard one that comes with the system is a bit tough to pull. I am going to do a great deal of YUDUing this fall as I prepare for our annual open studio event on December 12. I can’t wait to print up a ton of onesies. If you’re having a baby or know someone who is – you’ll have to check them out. During our night of gal pal fun we printed onesies, baby bibs, greeting cards, tee-shirts and Sarah even printed an apron. Rosie’s project really turned out the best. She used her Cricut machine to cut out a couple of ducks and Sarah helped her cut into the big one and place the smaller one inside to create a nesting image. She cut them out of black card stock and her design really worked well. Those of us who did drawings directly on the transparency really need to use thicker Sharpies next time as we lost some of our lines.  We also audio recorded our chatter and once this is edited I will post the pod-cast I am making with the help of my friend Adam. More YUDU pics to come as I play more throughout the coming weeks.

Gas Girl screen printed on a baby bib

Gas Girl screen printed on a baby bib

Rosie's duck greeting cards

Rosie's duck greeting cards

Adam - our pod-casting, audio assisting guru

Adam - our pod-casting, audio assisting guru

Me chatting while my YUDU screen is burning. With book and weight on top to hold the cover down. Per the YUDU instructions.

Me chatting while my YUDU screen is burning. With book and weight on top to hold the cover down. Per the YUDU instructions.

Our ink choices - so many to choose from. Thanks Mike at Provo!

Our ink choices - so many to choose from. Thanks Mike at Provo!

My burned screen - with the emulsion still in

A burned screen - with the emulsion still in

Scrubbing out the emulsion

Scrubbing out the emulsion

Taping off the edges with clear packing tape

Taping off the edges with clear packing tape

Putting some ink on the screen - ready to pull

Putting some ink on the screen - ready to pull

A tee shirt ready for ink

A tee shirt ready for ink

Rosie (my mom) duing the pull

Rosie (my mom) doing the pull

Cute monster design on the tee

Cute monster design on the tee

Another Rosie shot - isn't she cute. She is loving the YUDU!

Another Rosie shot - isn't she cute. She is loving the YUDU!