Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Craft exchange, anyone?

I've been invited to participate in a craft exchange but it involves recruiting a few other people. Anyone interested? You'd have to send something handmade off to 6 people one person and recruit 6 others to do the same. In return you'd get 36 unique handcrafted thingamabobs in the mail. I happen to know a few people who are participating; the crafty loot promises to be pretty high quality.

If you are up for it, email me (wendy at buildmakecraftbake dot com) and I'll send along the full details. If not, that's cool. Note: I'll update this when I have 6 volunteers. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

[Update 12/06/09: Thanks to the careful reader who pointed out that I had the wrong details down for the exchange. You only have to send something to ONE person. Much easier. A few spots are still up for grabs if you're interested.]

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Book-making process



My friend Anna is in a book arts program right now, so I imagine her making the books in this video, but they're actually the work of Abigail Uhteg at the Women's Studio Workshop. I find the stitching that starts around 1:30 particularly mesmerizing. Seeing the process video for an intricate project like this makes the end product seem like a steal at $700, don't you think? (A free PDF of the book is also available here.)