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CraftyPod



The podcast that's all about making stuff.



Published: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:24:34 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:08:23 +0000

Copyright: Copyright 2005 Diane Gilleland. All Rights Reserved.
 



CraftyPod: Urban Craft Uprising, with Nikola Davidson

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:24:34 +0000

Originally recorded in October 2005, an interview with Nikola Davidson on the eve of the first show.

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CraftyPod 2.0: Crafty Celebrity and Internet Jealousy, with Vickie Howell

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:28:46 +0000

In the seven years I've been making these podcasts, I've generally steered away from interviewing "crafty celebrities" – not for any personal reasons, but because I've always felt that well-known crafters are already getting a lot of coverage. I've always wanted this show to be about people you may not have met yet.

But a few months back, I was doing a little video interview with Vickie Howell about her newest knitting book. And in that interview, she said something really thought-provoking: she said that it's very important to her that the successes she's achieved in craft don't end up making other crafters feel bad, or lesser.

I knew that was the seed of an amazing podcast – a discussion about the internet jealousy we all feel at times, and about what it's like to feel those feelings when you're also a leader in your community. I was thrilled that Vickie agreed to talk with me along these lines, and even more thrilled with her honest take these two big topics.

I believe so strongly that this conversation has value for all crafters, I'm putting this one up for free, permanently, so as many people as possible can listen to it. I hope it gives you some big, chewy new thoughts.

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A 2012 Audio Christmas Card from Mom and Me

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:39:03 +0000

This isn't a formal podcast, just a short reminiscence between Mom and me about our love of Christmas ornaments. We hope it makes you giggle. Happy Holidays!

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CraftyPod 2.0: Taking Creativity on a Cross-Country Tour, with Jess Greene

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:55:12 +0000

Earlier this year, I ran across an Indiegogo campaign for a very ambitious project: Jess Greene wanted to drive across the U.S., hosting fifte free creativity events along the way. I love a grand undertaking like that, so I chipped in right away.

Jess embarked on her Jumpstart Creativity Tour in July and August, and shared stories and pictures along the way on her blog. It was such an interesting story, I had to have her on the show to talk about the experience. Jess is something of a crusader for creativity. She runs Seek Your Course, which is a database of online art and craft courses and also a creativity resource for adults.

Jess believes that creative play is as important to wellness as exercise or eating well (and I couldn't agree more). In this tour, she was able to create safe spaces for creating to happen, and she managed to be in the right place at the right time for a lot of people who needed a dose of making. This is a very inspiring story. I hope you enjoy it!

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An Audio Christmas Card from Pam & Diane

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:03:03 +0000

For the past three years, Mom and I have been doing an annual podcast together, in which I've interviewed her about various aspects of the holiday season.

This year, we decided to do something a little different, and just record one of our many conversations on a subject we revisit again and again - Christmas cookies! We had so much fun, and laughed a lot, and we hope you'll get a kick out of the result.

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An Interview with Kathy Cano Murillo about her new novel, Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:30:00 +0000

(image) Back before I stopped podcasting, I had signed up to be part of the blog tour for Kathy Cano Murillo's new novel, Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing. So here's a fun podcast interview with the Crafty Chica herself, all about the new book and her burgeoning career as an author of crafty fiction.

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If you want a little more glimpse into the book, check out this video trailer Kathy put together! (Usual disclosures: Grand Central Publishing sent me a review copy, and the title link above is an affiliate link.)

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CraftyPod #126: Planning Your Holiday Season, with My Mom!

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:11:59 +0000

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In this show:

• My Mom, Pam Harris, returns to the show to talk about planning for your holiday season.

• How can you fit more crafting, cooking, and fun into the holiday season? What's the best way to plan activities, and make them happen?

• ...And what do you do when Life messes with your plan?

Links:

• Have you read, Gingerbread Snowflakes, my Mom's blog? There's lots and lots of wonderful holiday-season stuff there.

• If you liked this show, you'll love Mom's Winter Holiday Survival Planning Guide. (Yup, it's free.)

• Psssst: have you seen my Christmas pinboard on Pinterest?

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CraftyPod #123: Being More Authentic Online, with Kirsty Hall

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:10:07 +0000

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In this show:

Kirsty Hall and I talk about what it means to be more authentic online - whether it's in your blog posts, tweets, or Facebook updates.

• How does authenticity lead people to trust you - and when can it turn them away? What impact does it have on a small craft business?

• Is there anything you really shouldn't share online? .

Links:

• Visit Kirsty at her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Kirsty also mentioned these bloggers:

• Catherine Caine's take on Why "Professional Does Not Mean "Corporate"

• Havi Brooks talks about your right people, and people throwing shoes.

Kate Davis blogs about her experiences recovering from an unexpected stroke.

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CraftyPod #122: A New Dress A Day, with Marisa Lynch

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:45:28 +0000

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In this show:

• I talk with Marisa Lynch about her current project: revamping one (rather hideous) $1.00 thrift-store dress into something cute and fashionable every day. She blogs about it at New Dress a Day.

• We discuss exactly what goes into a project like this – keeping inspired, managing time, and where one stores hundreds of new garments!

• ...And we talk about Marisa's simple-yet-effective approach to garment reconstruction. There are no advanced tailoring skills needed, and the results are gorgeous.

Links:

• Check out New Dress a Day, where you can see the over 300 (!!!) garment revamps Marisa's completed already.

• Marisa's fame with this project is growing – she's been profiled on TIME's Money blog, and ReadyMade, Green LA Girl, (and numerous other blogs), and The Nate Berkus Show.

 

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CraftyPod #119: Why Should You Plan Your Blog Posts Ahead?

Sat, 17 Jul 2010 01:21:36 +0000

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In this show:

• I talk about why it's so important to plan at least some of your blog posts ahead. This is an idea not many bloggers seem to use, but it's really powerful.

• I share some approaches to planning and some tools that work.

• ...And I talk about how the specific benefits you can get from all this planning.

Links:

• As I mentioned in the show, my Mom plans her blog a year in advance. Check out her system!

• Charlie Gilkey offers free downloadable Blog Post Planners each month.

• ...And here's ProBlogger Darren Rowse's take on Building an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog.

• If you haven't heard it already, this podcast is a good companion to another one I did: Craft Blogging: What Should You Write About?

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CraftyPod #111: My Own Story of Free and Crafting

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:32:00 +0000

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In this show:

• To further our ongoing discussion of Free and how it affects the craft community, I share my own story of Free. In some ways, Free has created my business. In others, it's created big challenges.

• I talk about the most important by-product of Free: community.

• ...And once again, I welcome your comments on this very complex subject.

Links:

Here's the discussions we've been having about Free so far:

• Paul Overton shares his experiences with Free on Make & Meaning, with Free: a Case Study.

• Paul and I also did a podcast about free a while back.

• Here's a piece I did on Make & Meaning, Free is Not a Marketing Tool. Some really interesting discussion in the comments.

• Kim Werker did an excellent post on her blog about how Free can lead to getting paid, but what you have to do to make that happen. • We also did a liveblog event at Make & Meaning about Free. You can read the transcript here.

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CraftyPod #109: Craft Leftovers, with Kristin Roach

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:56:00 +0000

[display_podcast] In this show: • An interview with Kristin Roach, who turned a fun blog idea, Craft Leftovers, into a full-time business... one step at a time. • Some discussion on the value of just trying stuff - and being willing to accept successes and failures along the way. • Helpful ideas on the value of finding those intermediate steps between you and your big business goals. • ...And a really important emerging idea: finding ways to create small income opportunities for other crafters. Links: • Visit Craft Leftovers online, where you'll find Kristin's blog, shop, patterns and projects. • Kristin's zine, Craft Leftovers Monthly, is always a delight - and gives her an opportunity to pay her contributors. • Kristin also runs a side business, K.r.o Studio, where she pursues her fine art, teaching, and community projects. • Here's that ebook we just released: Card. Paper. Ribbon. [...]


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CraftyPod #108: A Podcast About Free, with Paul Overton

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:15:00 +0000

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In this show:

Paul Overton returns to the show to discuss the idea of Free: how the internet's abundance of free information both enhances and challenges our creative lives.

• We talk about lots of aspects of Free: how it builds community, how it challenges corporate interests, and how it launches crafty careers.

• ...And we talk about some nuts and bolts of using Free in your own craft business.

Links:

We mentioned a whole lot of people in this show. Here they are:

• First, read Paul's excellent post on Make & Meaning - Free: A Case Study

• As you might expect from a discussion about Free on the web, we also mentioned Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and John Jantsch.

• A really interesting book about the emerging economy of Free is (imagine this) Free, by Chris Anderson. You can get the book for free as an audiobook.

• We also talked about some folks in the craft community who use Free well: Ann Wood, Lee Meredith, and Kathy Cano Murillo.

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CraftyPod #106: Engagement Marketing for Your Crafty Business

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:34:00 +0000

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In this show:

• Let's look at Engagement Marketing, a very important tool for your crafty business in the internet age.

• We'll talk about how blogging, Twitter and Facebook can help you reach new customers... if you use them wisely.

• We'll also look at the most common online marketing mistakes I've seen crafty business owners make in 2009.

Links:

If you want to go deeper into these ideas, check out my ebooks:

Making a Great Blog: A Guide for Creative People

Creating a Blog Audience: An Unconventional Marketing Guide

Social Media for your Crafty Business

You might also like these engagement-marketing resources from around the web:

Trust Agents is a book well worth reading.

• Its co-author, Chris Brogan, writes a great blog.

• Another worthwhile book: The Whuffie Factor, by Tara Hunt.

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CraftyPod #105: A Crafty, Cooking, Blogging, Mothering, & Holiday Q&A, with my Mom!

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:24:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

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In this show:

- It's a CraftyPod tradition: the annual interview with my Mom, Pam Harris!

- Mom talks about her first year as a blogger, and about being a blogger from a different generation than a lot of the online craft community.

- She also answers questions sent in by listeners - some pretty great ones!

Links:

- Many thanks to these people for submitting questions for this show: - Rachel Klein - Cassi Griffin - Hanna Andersson - Margo Debbs - Chris Miser Debbi Crane - Denise Duclos

- Check out Mom's blog, Gingerbread Snowflakes.

Want to hear Mom's past podcasts? Here they are:

- Show #65: Gingerbread Houses

- Show #81: Making a Season

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CraftyPod #97: A Top Etsy Seller Downsizes, with Ryan McAbery

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:45:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- And interview with Ryan McAbery , who was a top seller on Etsy, and then decided to walk away from it.

- Learn what drove Ryan to leave her business behind, and what's bringing her fresh inspiration now.

- Gain some perspective on the benefits and drawbacks of having a very busy handmade business.

Links:

- Visit Ryan's new Etsy shop , and see her photography blocks and pendants.

- In Ryan's blog, All Things Littleput, she shares new designs, snippets of her now-balanced life, and some musings on starting over in business.

- Check out Ryan's current home - Portland Saturday Market.

- This "Quit Your Day-Job" article on The Storque about Ryan's top-seller business was published in September 2007.

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CraftyPod #96: Nuts About Needlepoint, with Janey Perry

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:59:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- All about needlepoint, with Janet Perry, who's on a mission to change the way we think about this craft.

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- Some discussion of why needlepoint is a perfect craft for today, and why it doesn't seem to get the respect it deserves.

- Lots of great ideas and resources to get you started needlepointing!

Links:

- Check out Janet'sNapa Needlepoint website, where you can find...

- Janet's self-published books: Needlepoint Trade Secrets and Bargello Revisited

- Janet's frequently-updated series of ebooks

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- ...And, Janet's blog, Nuts About Needlepoint

- Janet also offers a free email needlepoint course for beginners.

- A book Janet recommends highly: Bargello, by Elsa Williams, published 1967.

- A book I recommend highly: Better Homes and Gardens Needlepoint, published 1978.

- Definitely check out the Modern Needlepoint on Flickr - it has lots of stunning work.

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CraftyPod #93: Craft Blogging: What Should You Write About?

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 15:06:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- The comments on this post tell me that the number one question folks have about craft blogging is, "What should I write about?" So this podcast attempts to answer that question.

- Learn why your blog is not really about you, and what it should be about instead.

- Understand why passion and value are two key elements of a great craft blog.

Good Bloggy Links:

- Check out the ebook I wrote about craft blogging. It covers even more techniques for finding topics to write about.

- How to Find Your Hidden Talent, on Skelliewag. A good exercise for those who need help identifying their passions.

- 7 Questions to Finding Your True Passion - a solid starting point to exploration.

- Watch this video: Gary Vaynerchuk absolutely nails how passion is crucial in the internet age.

- Julia Cameron's The Vein of Gold has been helping creative people find their passions for years.

- Don't miss this ProBlogger post on How to Write Great Blog Content.

- This ProBlogger post on developing a blog strategy is more about blogging goals than content, but great food for thought for new bloggers.

- If you're more of a photographer than a writer, you can tell your story on Flickr.

- If you're a person of few words, you might prefer Twitter or Tumblr

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CraftyPod #92: Crafting Through Chronic Illness, with The Sick Chick

Fri, 22 May 2009 12:59:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- Juliann, aka TheSickChick, tells us about how crafting helps her cope with chronic illness.

- Learn something about how crafting helps in managing pain, anxiety, and depression.

- Find out how the craft community is a lifeline to Juliann, providing support and friendship under challenging circumstances.

- Be absolutely inspired by Juliann's determination to stay positive and crafty.

Links:

- Visit TheSickChick.com to learn more about Juliann's current and upcoming internet projects.

- You can also read the archived entries on Juliann's blog.

- ...And, follow her (and chat with her) on Twitter.

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CraftyPod #91: Crafting With Your Kids, with Future Craft Collective

Sun, 10 May 2009 15:17:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- An interview with Bernadette Noll and Kathie Sever, co-owners of Future Craft Collective. They offer craft projects for families and kids that also teach creative reuse and self-reliance.

- Tips on designing good crafting and learning experiences for your children.

- Thoughts on how crafting can also become a way to learn more about sustainability.

- Bernadette and Kathie share their lessons learned through crafting with their own kids and their students.

Links:

- The Future Craft Collective website offers lots of projects to do with your kids, and lots of great links.

- Kathie's line of clothing is called Ramonsterwear. You may also know her from the Back and Forth Project.

- Bernadette has a great blog for parents, and be sure to check out her other project, Slow Family Living.

- Kathie and Bernadette recommend Crafting a Green World as a good source for sustainable craft project ideas.

- They also recommend The Story of Stuff, a short film about production, consumption, waste, and reuse.

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CraftyPod #81: Making a Season, with My Mom!

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 19:15:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- Making celebrations throughout the winter season - another conversation with mu crafty Mom!

- Learn about lots of winter holidays from other cultures.

- See how my Mom incorporates craft, cooking, and decorating into all these holidays, to create a lovely, festive season.

Linkies!

- Visit Mom's awesome blog, Gingerbread Snowflakes. It's all about wintertime celebrating.

Holidays to Explore:

- The Feast of St. Nicholas is December 6th.

- The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is on December 12.

- St. Lucia Day, is December 13th.

- The Winter Solstice is December 21st.

- The Twelfth Day of Christmas is January 6th.

Other things Mom mentioned:

- Luminarias, or Farolitos, are so beautiful on a cold winter night.

- Wanna try making some Sopapillas?

- Or, you can make an Advent Wreath.

Have a wonderful season!

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CraftyPod #75: All About Spoonflower, with Stephen Fraser

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:26:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play” button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

- An interview with Stephen Fraser, co-founder of Spoonflower.

- All about having custom fabric printed - how to do it, and what it means.

- Lots of interesting technical detail about how fabric printing is done, and how it impacts the environment.

Some Spoonflower Links:

- First, a link to the Spoonflower website. Get yourself on the beta list!

- Keep up with developments on the Spoonflower blog.

- Feast your eyes on the Spoonflower Fabric Designs Flickr Group.

- Here are some folks who've blogged their Spoonflower expreriences: Jinjur, A Little Hut, Polka Dot Cottage, Thaneeya, and moi.

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CraftyPod #65: Gingerbread Houses, with My Mom!

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 02:31:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play? button at the bottom of this post to listen!

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- All about making gingerbread houses, with Pam Harris (My mom!)


- Notes on how to bake it, how to build it, and how to decorate it.


- Cautionary tales from our family's Gingerbread Disasters.

G-Bread Links:

- Martha's gingerbread house gingerbread recipe.

- Here's a giant photo gallery of gingerbread houses, for inspiration.

- Some nice detailed instructions from About.com.

- Another great tutorial, at Simply Recipes.

- Lifehacker has a nice tutorial, too.

- Recipes, blueprints, tips, and photos at Celebrating Christmas.com.

- Okay, just go look at this little modern gingerbread house.

- Or, you can just enjoy this awesome decorate-it-yourself online gingerbread house at Allsorts.

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CraftyPod #55: Sew Your Own Clothes, with Amy Karol

Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:46:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - An interview with Amy Karol, about the ins and outs of sewing your own clothes. - Awesome tips, and Amy's favorite tools. - How wearing handmade clothes differs from wearing storebought. (image) Amy Karol's Links: - Amy's main website, Amy Karol.com - Amy's online shop, King Pod - Amy's fab blog, Angry Chicken - Amy's new book, Bend the Rules Sewing(image)


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CraftyPod #54: Make Your Own Clay!

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:47:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - We tried all kinds of homemade clay recipes, and now we're sharing the results with you. - Some notes on how to use and store handmade clay. - Good ways to use homemade clays in your crafting. - A cautionary tale about Dryer Lint Clay. Link to Homemade Clay Recipes: - Can Teach, an awesome Canadian site where you'll find recipes for basic Bread Dough Clay, Rose Petal Clay, Cornstarch Clay, and lots of others. - A recipe for Bread and Glue Clay, at Cooks.com. - Kool Aid Clay, at Barakah Life Handmade. - Chocolate Play Dough, at Craftbits. - Coffee Play Dough, also at Craftbits. - Construction Paper Clay, at Easy Fun School.(image)


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CraftyPod #49: Handmade Nation, with Faythe Levine

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 04:15:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - An interview with Faythe Levine, Producer and Director of the film Handmade Nation. - How this project started, how it's staying alive, and how you can help. - A glimpse or two into what we can expect to see on the big screen when it's all done.

Handmade Nation Links:

- Handmade Nation official website. - The older, Indie Craft Documentary website also has plenty of information. - Watch the trailer. It rocks! - Help support the project at Handmade Nation's Etsy Shop.

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CraftyPod #45: Swap-bot, with Rachel Johnson

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 16:44:00 +0000

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff.

Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

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A conversation with Rachel Johnson, co-founder of Swap-bot.

- All about Swap-bot, a home on the web for people who love to trade handmades.

- Some thoughts on the culture of swapping: why we love it, and how to do it up right.

- Notes on some delightful - and odd - swap themes.

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. . . Now, go check out Swap-bot!

Want to know which swaps these photos came from? Read on...

All Pink Matchbox Fill

From my Hands to Yours

Winter Scarf Knit Kit Swap

Full Of Flowers Matchbox Fill

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CraftyPod #38: Greeting Cards with Fabric, Yarn and Other Goodies

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 18:35:00 +0000

(image)  (image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to the crafty goodness. In this show: - Making greeting cards made with crafty stuff other than paper. - Fusing fabric, making stitches, weaving, and embellishing. - Many variation ideas to tickle your crafty brain. (image) Greet These Links: Strathmore's great blank cards. Steam-A-Seam Fusible Webbing. The Sew Crafty mini, by Provo Craft. Driven to Quilt: The Podcast Great Card-Making Websites: Smart Art Cards 3D and Mobile cards, from DIY Network. Making Greeting Cards.com Card Inspirations Gorgeous cards by Shimmer413, on Craftster.(image)


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CraftyPod #31: Church of Craft, with Callie Janoff

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:35:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to the crafty goodness. In this show: - All about the Church of Craft, a real church devoted to Making Stuff. - An interview with Callie Janoff, co-founder of Church of Craft. - Thoughts on why crafting is a spiritual practice. - What goes on at a Church of Craft meeting. - A wake-up call for crafty men! Holy Linkage! Visit the Church of Craft. An informal history of the Church of Craft, on SuperNaturale. An interview with Callie, on KnitKnit. Get involved with Crafters for Critters!(image)


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CraftyPod #30: Crafts Go On Summer Vacation

Fri, 14 Jul 2006 14:30:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to the crafty goodness. In this show: - Crafts go on their summer vacation! - Two tutorials for crafty travel gear. - Ideas for interesting projects you can take with you. - Thoughts on ways to add more craft to your journey. Travel-Crafty Links: Enjoy Carrie's blog -- she came up with the idea for this show. Playing Card Tutorials, for souvenir card decks: Playing Card Earrings, by Sad. on Craftster Playing Card Curtain, by cloudbreakchick, also on Craftster. Playing Card Purse, by htking. Guess where? Other travelly Crafts: A great use for your postcards, by avsceriline. How to make paper beads. Some of my favorite coloring pages. Find crafty wherever you're headed: Is there a Church of Craft meeting where you're going? Get Crafty Craftster Glitter Bon Voyage, everyone!(image)


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CraftyPod #14: Illuminated Crafting

Sat, 03 Dec 2005 23:46:00 +0000

(image) (image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - Crafts to light up your holiday season. - How to make mini-light collars, "stained glass" candleholders, and Celebration Candles. - Plus, all kinds of wonderful variations. - A crafty resource: The Candlelit Home: Decorating With Candles Year-Round, by John Terrell Fry. -Some illuminating links: One source for battery-powered mini-lights. Origami mini-light covers, from Martha. Floral Fantasy Lights, by Crafty Chica Kathy Cano Murillo Safety Info for decoupaged candles, from Plaid Pick up the Winter issue of Venus Magazine!(image)


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CraftyPod #13: An Interview with 52 Projects Author Jeffrey Yamaguchi

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 05:24:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - An interview with Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects.com, and a new book by the same name. - Some thoughts on the power of making projects: how they help you, and how they connect you to others. - Ways to "Think Outside the Craft." -Link your way to Project Nirvana: 52 Projects, the website 52 Projects, the book Submit your projects to What's Your Project.com -- share them with the world! Jeffrey on SuperNaturale(image)


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CraftyPod #12: Things to make for when you're under the weather.

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:58:00 +0000

Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - Soothing crafts to make for when you (or someone you love) are under the weather. - A little sewing, a little herb-gathering, a little aromatherapy, and a little cooking. - Some ideas on healing gifts for people with colds or flu. -Some linkies for further exploration: A source for muslin drawstring bags. Bathtub Tea on the DIY Network. More recipes and ideas for bathtub tea. An online source for dried herbs. Another online source for dried herbs. If you're into alternative healing, you might find this interesting. . . . Take your Vitamin C and get plenty of rest!!(image)


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CraftyPod #10: Crafty Chica Kathy Cano Murillo on Day of the Dead

Thu, 20 Oct 2005 20:41:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - An interview with Crafty Chica Kathy Cano Murillo! - All about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), one very creative holiday. - Traditional Day of the Dead crafts. - Building your own altar. -Link your way to creating your own Day of the Dead celebration: CraftyChica.com! AZ Central's Day of the Dead website Chicano Pop Art by Patrick and Kathy Crafty Chica Podcast Crafty Chica on Day of the Dead, at Get Crafty Enjoy!(image)


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CraftyPod goes on a little hiatus.

Tue, 20 Sep 2005 02:18:00 +0000

My apologies to you all, but I need to take a month off from podcasting so I can move to a new home. I hereby solemnly swear to be back with a new shop by Friday, October 21st -- sooner if the Gods of Moving smile upon me. Many thanks for listening, and I can't wait to start back up again!(image)


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CraftyPod #9: Making Stuff, Reaching Out

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 23:22:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - A giddy appreciation for microscope slides. - A craft project: a basic microscope-slide framed picture. - A bunch of other slide ideas. - My kudos to the crafty community for their response to Hurricane Katrina -All your links: A source for microscope slides Crafters United Shop Knits for the Displaced Bear Hugs With Love Enjoy!(image)


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CraftyPod #8: Interview with Garth Johnson

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 02:06:00 +0000

Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - An interview with Garth Johnson, author of Extreme Craft, one really amazing creative blog. - Some discussion of art, craft, and making things waaaaaaaaaaaay out on the edge. Enjoy!(image)


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CraftyPod #3: Crafts for Groups

Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:36:00 +0000

(image) Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - Three great craft projects to do with groups of people: -A Beading Bee -A Zine Round Robin -A Spa Session - Some tips on how to host a fun crafty gathering. - A retro crafty book: Better Homes & Gardens' Stitchery and Crafts. Here are more links for homemade bath & body recipes: Pioneer Thinking Craftbits(image)


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CraftyPod #2: All About Decoupage

Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:49:00 +0000

Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click here to listen to all kinds of crafty goodness. In this show: - All about Decoupage: what it is, and where it came from. - An adventurous craft project: transforming a thrift-store find with decoupage. - Some tips on making your decoupage look spectacular. - A neat crafty resource:
  • SuperNaturale
  • Some tasty decoupage links for you:
  • The Arftul Crafter
  • DurwinRice.com
  • Craftown.com
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    CraftyPod #10: Crafty Chica Kathy Cano Murillo on Day of the Dead

    Wed, 31 Dec 1969 23:59:59 +0000

    Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. In this show: - An interview with Crafty Chica Kathy Cano Murillo! - All about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), one very creative holiday. - Traditional Day of the Dead crafts. - Building your own altar. -Link your way to creating your own Day of the Dead celebration: CraftyChica.com! AZ Central's Day of the Dead website Chicano Pop Art by Patrick and Kathy Crafty Chica Podcast Crafty Chica on Day of the Dead, at Get Crafty Enjoy!(image)