Upcoming CraftSanity Magazine Trunk Shows

My voice has yet to return to full strength, but I’m taking an optimistic approach and moving ahead with plans for CraftSanity Magazine trunk shows.

On Friday, March 18, I’ll be showing all the projects from CraftSanity Issue 2 during my “Take Five” craft segment on WZZM Channel 13 here in Grand Rapids. The show starts at 9 a.m. and my segment is usually in the second half of the broadcast.

And then later that day all of you locals are invited to come and see all the project samples at a trunk show and stitch-in from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minty Keen, a handmade and vintage shop, at 125 Ottawa NW Suite 170, in Grand Rapids. Angie Seabert, the shop owner, worked behind the scenes with me on a couple project photo shoots for issue two. She supplied a sweet vintage tandem bike and a bouquet of flowers from her stock of fresh flowers for the “bike tote” photo to illustrate a super fun, woven basket tutorial by Jill Carnell. (p. 32 of issue 2).

When I saw Jill’s basket, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to recreate it because I weave with yarn and fabric, not reed. But the pattern test went pretty smooth and I now am the proud owner of my very own bike tote. And I have to admit that successfully weaving a basket made me feel like a rock star because I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to pull it off on deadline. I still have to stain mine, but I really love it. Jill put together a kit to go with the CraftSanity tutorial, so readers don’t have to struggle to find supplies. All the kit info is in the magazine.

So come on out to Minty Keen Friday night and see the projects from the new issue and sample some awesome pita bread (the recipe is in the magazine) and my favorite party punch. Be sure to bring show & tell because I’d love to see what you’re making and I’m always looking for magazine and column ideas.

And for those who live in the Metro-Detroit area, I’ll be at the Fraser Public Library, 6330 14 Mile Road, for another magazine trunk show and craft demo at 1:30 on Saturday, March 26. So if you live the the area, please stop by and say hello. My daughters will be helping me demo some recycled crafts for kids and then I’ll be demonstrating some more projects for adults.

Ok, I better get to work on my next column and I still have to locate the apron I plan to wear to Friday’s trunk shows. Have a great day!

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