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Seriously Ventura? Seriously?
How is it possible that my soul mate is a city and not an actual human being of some kind? Walking back from lunch today, we ran across this sign for a Fart Show. My heart swelled. I think I'm in love.
Today has been a blurry-blur face. After just about four hours of shut eye, I wandered blearily to the hotel restaurant for an early morning breakfast with some crafty idols.
I saw four naked butts this evening.
Well, I guess technically I saw two naked butts -- but I saw them each twice -- so I count it as four.
I'm sitting on the patio of the hotel, listening to the waves crash against the shore. Inside, crafty folks are playing games and making new friends. I'm treasuring a few moments of zen before returning to the group. This is my third year at Craftcation and you'd think that some of the magic might have worn off by this point -- but it hasn't.
I'll be teaching some classes at the 2014 Craftcation conference. It's coming up the first week of April in Ventura, CA. Let's get to know some of the other presenters, shall we? First on the list: Diane Gilleland.
I'm heading out on an epic train trip to Crafty Bastards in Washington D.C. I leave at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. It's 10:30 p.m. I haven't packed. I thought I had laundry going but it turns out that I never turned on the dryer and now it's that time of day when the condo association hands out $200 fines for doing laundry. Rats. I hate rules.
Last month I traveled out to Tacoma, WA for the grand opening of Compass Rose. Their first location was in Olympia, WA and everyone and their brother raves about it. When I heard they were opening a second location in Tacoma, WA, I made plans to take a nice little train trip and make a day of it.
I did an embroidery demo at the most recent Urban Craft Uprising show. It was magical. I think I may have convinced at least a handful of people to become obsessed with embroidery. I called it: Beginning Embroidery for the Timid and Fearful.
Urban Craft Uprising is just around the corner (July 13th and 14th to be exact). This is my second favorite show of the year. My first: UCU Holiday show - of course! I start to get weep-ey when I think of all the talent they manage to squoosh into one big room. It's dizzying. This year I asked the organizers if they would set down their to-do lists for a few minutes and sucumb to some interview question from yours truely. They agreed.
Thanks so much to Coupon Audit for listing Unanimous Craft on their Top 100 Craft blogs to Follow In 2013 list. Thanks! M'wah!
The last two days of Craftcation were a whirlwind. Then, it seems I needed a day to recover from all the staying out late, drinking and yelling about indie craft businesses. Now I'm here to tell you all about what you missed in those lovely 48 hours. I hope you don't start weeping. Although, if you don't -- then you don't really understand Craftcation.
This happened in Ventura and you missed it. When I saw this guy with a giant skull strapped to the front of his motorcycle, I was in the middle of the crosswalk. I started yelling, "Don't start driving! Don't start driving!" so I could take a picture. Granted, his light was red so he wasn't going to start driving anyway -- but I like to think that he was also listening to me too. Everyone likes to be listened to. It's a fact.
It's day one of Craftcation - a four-day craft conference where you can take business classes, make crafts and meet all the cool people in the indie craft community. It's in Ventura, CA. It's sunny here and lovely. You should be so jealous.
Kayte Terry is one of the amazing personalities who is presenting at the Craftcation conference later this week.
Alicia DiRago is the brains behind the start-up Whimseybox. A former chemical engineer who decided everyone should "stop pinning and start making!" Alicia will be teaching three classes at the upcoming Craftcation conference.