Sunday, September 28, 2008

Some updates....

I just received my advance copy of Betsy Greer's new book Knitting For Good in the mail this week. It's so awesome. I read it a bit back, but holding your friends finished book in your hands makes you feel so proud, especially when the books message is so empowering and positive. I'm also excited because on the back there is my very first printed endorsement, so very official!

Knitting For Good, by Betsy Greer (Front)
Pre-order it HERE

Yesterday Cortney and I spent the day at the Midwest Express Convention Center at the Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show. It was a strange experience since it was a really straight forward show. The organizer Karla had read my article in the NY Times and invited us to be a part of the program which was really nice. Both Cortney and I brought sewing projects and mostly just chatted with each other. We did meet a handful of nice folks and sold a few copies of the book too.

Handmade Nation at the Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show Milwaukee

Finally posted a few photos from Renegade Chicago a few weeks ago. It was so rainy that I didn't take that many pictures on Saturday. Sunday we ended up not setting up, just couldn't risk getting all the books damp and moldy.....

Renegade Chicago: setting up (pre-tarp)
Cortney & Bob setting up

Renegade Chicago: NEW Handmade Nation/Sublime Stitching patterns designed by Kate Bingaman-Burt!!!!
We picked up our new patterns from Sublime Stitching!!!! More on this soon....

Friday, September 26, 2008

myloveforyou Handmade Nation Book giveaway!

myloveforyou Handmade Nation Book giveaway!
Originally uploaded by Handmade Nation!.

You have until Monday to comment on the blog and get picked as a winner of a copy of our book:

Make sure to spend some time on this blog, it rules!

Monday, September 22, 2008

This evening Cortney & I finally had a second to put together packages for the contributors to our book that just came out. Here we are signing the first copies!!!!

Signing contributor copies of Handmade Nation!

As we were working I received a text from Jenny Ryan (organizer of Felt Club and blogger for Craft Magazine)in Los Angeles who was at Barns & Noble buying out book. They went into the stock room to pull it out for her and put in on the shelves right then! I texted her back and asked her to take a picture for us for the blog......

Jenny Ryan with her copy of Handmade Nation she picked up today at Barns & Noble!!

Today our good friend Kate Bingaman-Burt who is the illustrator for our book sent over the most lovely set of photos of the book.... here are a few but check out the set HERE.

Handmade Nation: Spines

Handmade Nation: Dedication

Handmade Nation: Title Page

Handmade Nation: Knitta feature

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This is what it looks like when you are trying to make the Sundance final deadline. Almost there.......

Friday, September 12, 2008

This weekend we are Chicago bound!

Guess what.....we are going to have the book for sale for the very first time!!!! AND and and the brand new Handmade Nation pattern that Kate Bingaman-Burt illustrated and Sublime Stitching is releasing!!

Find us at Renegade Craft fair, booth #3!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Somehow, I forgot to post this article from the New York Times last Thursday...... It has been a pretty nutsy week. The link to the article is HERE.

New York Times today!

Handmade Nation in the NY Times, page 2

I also launched our new website last week, it only took me a year to cross that one off the to do list. One step at a time.....

NEW Handmade Nation site is LIVE!!!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Micaela O'Herlihy is the Director of Photography for Handmade Nation. She is an amazing woman; artist, filmmaker, mother of two. Her son Thurman who is 9 recently had his second art opening and Mark Escribano was there to document it. He shot some fantastic footage and recently put a short up on youtube, if you watch it, make sure you get to the end. Stills I shot from the party are HERE.