Made some soap!

Just cut bars of milk soap I made w/@fetosoap last week, they’re great, super-rich and luxurious! Thanks Lisa! Check out her soaps + lotion sticks :-)

Blue Genie Art Rummage Garage Warehouse Sale Sept 19-20, 2009

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Swap and Sew + Sweets: Saturday, September 5th noon-6pm

WHAT: Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale
WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 2009: 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Space 12 – 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 (
WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the
Austin Public Library Youth Services “Sew What?” program.
HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation
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Handmade Nation coming to Austin the weekend of Sept 5-6

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Sparks is closing

Got a message in my Inbox today that Sparks Cards & Gifts, founded in 1989, is going out of business. So of course they are having a sale to clear out all inventory and fixtures starting Sunday, July 5th (closed on the 4th of July.) Read more

Baby Hiro

Haven’t been posting much as I’ve had my hands full with a new baby! One month old, he was born the morning of the HAW show (May 2nd). Thanks so much to Rachelle and Kristin for covering for me, and to all our family and friends for your support :-)
– Photo taken at 3:09 PM on June 03, 2009

Handmade Austin Women Annual Spring Show this weekend May 2nd + 3rd

Handmade Austin Women 4th Annual Spring Show
May 2nd and 3rd, 2009

It’s the weekend before Mother’s Day!
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
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12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye Easter eggs!

Since Easter is soon upon us, I’ve been seeing lots of articles and postings recently about natural egg dyeing (using vegetables or spices). Don’t think I’ll get to trying that this year with my little guy, but I wanted to share this blog post @DotatDabbled (dabbled dot org blog) that I came across:
Easter Eggs: 12 Interesting ways to color/paint/dye them!
“Another Flickr Roundup for you, this time it’s Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs… come on, you weren’t going to just go use a kit, were you? From cabbage to duct tape, we have lots of cool ideas for making your eggs memorable. Some complicated, some easy and kid-friendly!”

Check out the newspaper transfers! (#10 in the grid/list), plus she has a ton of links to how-to’s and info.

Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin is Saturday Feb. 21st

Austin Handmade is hosting the upcoming Austin Handmade Market with Etsy Austin this Saturday (Feb. 21) from noon to 6pm at their location 507 W. Mary (South 1st and Mary) This will be an outdoor market offering goods created exclusively by Austin area artists and makers of things!

Austin Handmade Parking Lot
507 West Mary St. (corner of South 1st & Mary Street)
Austin 78704

Ike Needs Help…


Austin mama Kari Anne Roy’s (Haiku Mama)(blog)son Ike needs help!

Rachel wrote: “By now, many of you have heard about Baby Ike here in Austin who is currently in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dell Children’s Hospital, sedated, on paralytic medications and recovering from an operation in which he received a tracheostomy. Ike’s mom, Kari Anne Roy, is a brilliantly hilarious writer and a beloved member of the Austin community. She and her sweet family (husband, Steven , Maker-in-the-making son, Sam, and tenaciously adorable daughter, Georgia) have been put through the ringer this year. You can read their full story on the Ike-a-saurus web site, and be sure to check out how the “Ike-a-saurus ” name came to be.

Crafter Susan Beal (Susan Stars) is generously donating all her etsy proceeds, and Rachel has suggested five ways that we can help as crafters and craft-buyers.

For more info:
Rachel’s post
the Ikeasaurus site (Twitter feed)

Facebook group for Ikeasaurus

This entire project is being run on a volunteer basis and on donations of good, services, and space. Please do what you can to help Ike and his family. And give your own kiddos a squeeze.