Check out Toronto’s sew by the hour space [via Tim blogto] called the workroom it costs $7 for an hour of sewing – really great idea – a space to connect with like minded folk and to try out new crafts without outlaying a lot of money upfront.
Check out Grace’s blogger gift guide – some fab ideas by some fab bloggers (yep me included!)
Expose yourself in Dunlaoghaire! On Thursday, December 13th at 7pm, Karen Harper, founder of the Irish Craft Association is going to expose many local artists and open Expose yourself Gallery. Over 20 artists and photographers will be displaying their work on the 3rd Floor of the newly refurbished Dunlaoghaiore Shopping Centre. To keep in the Christmas spirit they will be running a children’s colouring competition of Santa in his pajamas. There are five age groups and great prizes for each level. To open the experience to others, the competition will be coloured in a variety of different mediums, and the prizes are hampers of art materials for the budding artists. A gallery of all entries will be on display. Irish craft update | Irish craft association
New York newspaper Newsday has a crafts blog – check it out – cheap thrills
PoppyTalkHandmade – a sneak peek at the next three market’s themes and submissions deadlines! Each month will have a different theme to highlight seasonal appropriate handmade goods. January 7 – February 8, 2008 – Love Transforms, A Valentine’s and Wedding Market, (Submissions Deadline – Dec. 21/07) | February 11 – March 8, 2008 – Peeps & Hoppity-Pop! An Easter and Spring Market, (Submissions Deadline – Jan. 21/08) | March 10 – April 11, 2008 – Green Pop! An Eco-Minded and Green Market, (Submissions Deadline – Feb. 21/08)
check out new craft/indie design blog Indie Parade – a photo blog featuring handmade items from all over the web.
check out the ReadyMade Gift Guide, which is very sweetly designed to replicate a Holiday advent calendar.
Nancy Crow workshops – Sally Melville: A Knitting Experience workshop May 19-23, 2008 – This 5-day workshop will explore the choices, decisions, and techniques of a typical knitting experience. | Crow Timber Frame Barn: Treat yourself to a creative workshop in a rural, peaceful setting. Stimulating classes are being offered in a beautifully restored timber frame barn on Nancy Crow’s 90-acre farm in Central Ohio.
amandajean is hosting a 12 week quilt a long – each week for 12 weeks she will post instructions on how to make a different quilt block and at the end of the 12 weeks you will have enough quilt blocks to make a quilt top
check out inventors spot – a website focused on writing about the newest inventions and innovations – post on Newspapers Make for Good Yarn
Shelly Hattan has started a new blog called “Children’s Lit ‘n Knit“. The idea behind it is to handknit (or crochet) a toy and pair it with a book – lovely idea check it out.