CraftSanity Episode 14: Crafting a Podcast with Sister Diane of CraftyPod Fame
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If you’ve ever considered launching your own podcast or you want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes, you’re in luck. This week CraftyPod producer Diane Gilleland, a.k.a. Sister Diane, and I chat about what goes into creating a crafty podcast.

The great thing about crafty podcasting is that each person has something unique to bring to the craft table. Diane is 39 and single, while I’m a 29-year-old married mother of two girls, ages 2 and 5 months. We both have day jobs and love to craft. Diane, who leads the Church of Craft in Portland, Oregon, has been producing CraftyPod for about a year. I launched CraftSanity just three months ago.

To highlight the differences between our shows, we both recorded our roughly two-hour phone chat about podcasting and each have produced shows in our own styles using the same material. So check out CraftyPod episode 24 part 1 and part 2 to compare the different ways we approach podcasting. Besides providing some tips and inspiration to help you craft your own podcast, this episode will also give you a chance to get to know Diane and learn more about all the crafty goodness she creates in the world. You’ll even find out why she calls herself “Sister Diane.”

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As a special treat Diane has agreed to share the instructions for making her Three Glue Magnets, one of the projects featured in her CraftyPod zine. You can buy a copy of her zine at her etsy shop. Here links to all of Diane’s other creative ventures.

Get your craft fix at the Church of Craft.

Visit Sister Diane's craft blog at Help.com.

Check out her ezine and other podcast
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She's an editor who contributes articles and group-blog entries to:
www.supernaturale.com

Her professional podcast about books:
www.harperperennial.com

This episode closes with the song "Lemonade" by Smallfish courtesy of the fabulous Podsafe Music Network. For those who are curious, Smallfish is a one-man-band featuring singer song writer, Evan Lefloch, of Orlando, Fla.

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Fellow crafty podcasters: Send me your promos and I'll play them on the show. This week I played a promo for the Math4Knitters podcast.

Taking Names: Who do you want to hear from next? Send your comments, guest and show topic suggestions to jennifer@craftsanity.com.


Check out the rest of these crafty shows.

Block Central's Quilting Podcast
Cast-On
CraftCast
Crafty Chica Podcast
Craft Borg
Crochet Cast
Fiber Cast
The Candie Cast
KnitCast
SCRAPcast
Knitting News Cast
Pointy Sticks
Secret Knitting
Time2Knit
The Mosh Knit
Quilting Stash
WeaveCast
Wholly Scrap
Quilting Podcast

26Knits
Math4Knitters

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CraftSanity Episode 13: Greg Der Ananian Crafts "Bazaar Bizarre"
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Don’t be fooled by Greg Der Ananian’s tattoos and body piercings, he knows how to get his craft on. A punk rocker of craft, Greg knits and cross stitches. And he does it his way. Sure, he’s stitched those dainty store-bought kits, but that got old. He'd much rather create the humorous and slightly off-color cross stitch designs that he sells under the name “Dirty Pillows.”

And thanks to Greg, there is a venue for non-traditional crafters to showcase their wares. Greg is the 30-year-old proud founder of Bazaar Bizarre, a punk rock craft fair that features crafty venders with talent and attitude. He kicked off the first Bazaar Bizarre in 2001 near Boston. A wild success, the alternative craft event has spread to L.A. (the city Greg now calls home), San Francisco and Cleveland. California listeners can check out Bazaar Bizarre this Saturday and Sunday (April 22 and 23) at the Maker Faire at the San Mateo Fairgrounds.
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And that's not all. Greg is also the author of “Bazaar Bizarre Not Your Granny’s Craft Book
featuring project ideas from Greg and several of his crafty friends. The book contains craft Q&A with each artist and clever instructions for fun goods like anarchy soap and vinyl record cuffs and, of course, a cross stitch project from Greg. Check it out and be inspired to craft outside the box.

Thanks to Greg for smashing the stereotype of crafting in America. By creating Bazaar Bizarre, he has freed crafters everywhere to be who they are and craft as they please. Rock on, Greg.

This week's musical selection is "Man Droid" by Greg's band Pretty Pony. Enjoy!

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