Thursday, April 17, 2008

Super fun crafty stuff this weekend in Austin

Quickie afternoon post here for the Austin readers. There are a couple of fun events (and many more, I'm sure - I can just get to these two right now) happening this weekend that I wanted to let you know about. I wrote about them in the Stitch Lab Newsletter today and wanted to stick them on the blog, too, in case the Austin folks aren't on the mailing list (but, really, why the heck aren't you!?) I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make the clothing swap, but I am almost certainly going to Ginger's for the Craft Pad signing. Let me know if you are going, too!

Start your Saturday morning off with the Clothes Swap over at First Samples. Simply bring your clothes that you don't wear any more and swap with everyone else. Coordinator, Tina Sparkles, writes: "If you are interested in recycling and re-fashioning clothes, attending a clothes swap is a good way to start a palette of items to use in your recycling projects. And it is totally FREE!" You can read more about the event and get all the details on what will and will not be accepted over at the Stitch Austin blog.

Here are the details:
Saturday, April 19 from 9AM - 1PM
First Samples - 1101 Music Lane #303

Jenny Hart! After you hit the clothing swap, make your way up north to visit Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching for a Craft Pad release and signing and Q and A at Ginger's Needlearts. That's right - the one and only Mother of Modern Embroidery will be at Ginger's (a great local needlework store) signing copies of her brand new release from Chronicle Books, the Craft Pad, and will be chatting it up with visitors. So you get to see a great, local needlearts store and hang with Jenny Hart. HELLO!? Why aren't you there yet? You can read more information over on the Sublime Stitching Blog. You can also read my review of the Craft Pad and see a project that I've already stitched from the Craft Pad.

Sublime StitchingHere are the details:
Saturday, April 19 from 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Ginger's Needlearts - 5322 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78723


  1. OOOOh, I wish I lived in Austin!

  2. well, aren't you a lucky lady?! :D

  3. I could CRY! I just threw out about 4 lawn bags full of clothes......


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