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Things To Do In Austin When It’s This Weekend

We have reached the unfortunate time in the Austin weather cycle where local residents have 2 choices: retreat indoors or crowd into Barton Springs. Our 2 weeks of spring have ended and it’s officially hot here. Bleck. But hope springs high in the form of this weekends first ever Renegade Craft Fair hosted, ahem, indoors

After years of shows across the country, renegade craft has finally made it’s way south to austin and is bringing 200 + indie crafters with it. I know that indie crafter often means a booth full of crochet rock koozies, but Renegade is a juried show which helps to leave the hand felted ipod replica makers at home where they belong. Or so I’ve heard. Don’t believe me? Come see for yourself

Even yours truly will be there selling screen prints. I’ll be splitting a booth with my fellow craft mafia members, which is basically an excuse for me to get the hell out of my backyard demo and catch up on some much needed gossip.

The craft fair is this saturday and sunday from 11 am – 7pm at the palmer events center. Hope to see you there.

Oh, PS, speaking of prints, I only have THREE HORSEYS LEFT in the whole world. Buy the last ones never to be printed again here.

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Southern Pimping

Incase you found an empty New York Times bin after waiting in line for hours this morning hoping to grab your commemorative edition of the PRESIDENT OBAMA headlined paper, don’t despair, there’s still plenty of relevant and historical reading material gracing the newsstand shelves just waiting to be slipped into a plastic sleeve for you to love and save forever. Take, for example, that beacon of hard hitting journalism, Southern Living. Oh yes, it is a brand new day, the start of a new era: for the first time in our nation’s history the term design-crisis.com was printed on to a piece of glossy paper a million times over and mailed out to the masses.

Proceed with caution: if you live above the mason dixon line, chances are that you won’t be able to pick up this hot collector’s item. Southern Living does something a little wonky: they put out a Texas edition. If you’re Texan by the grace of god (yes, an actual phrase they use in these parts) then you can flip through this most recent issue to page 12 of the **bonus*** Texas Living supplement and take a visual tour de force through our first(ish) piece of printed press.

I say first(ish) because this is actually a story about another sexy group of ladies with which I am associated:  the austin craft mafia.  But if you look closely to page 15 you’ll see this:

ouch, let’s get that pesky ad out of there and focus on the important stuff:

scheesh!  i am so glad my hair dresser has completed her stay in Chicago and is now safely back in our care in Texas so my hair no longer looks that shade of dishwater blonde.  I suppose I should have photoshopped this.  

And, zeroing in on the really important stuff, let’s check out that sidebar (with slight edits provided by me):

Huh?  What?  Where’s Erin’s name?  Well, it’s kind of a long story, but, basically, I joined the ACM 6 years ago, roughly 4 years before Erin moved here.  But it’s all good, that sister is guilty by association.

Don’t worry guys, I’m going to stop blowing smoke up my own skirt straight away and will bring you a second blog post later today filled with delightful images… and bunnies!

In the mean time, go check out my fellow ACM-ers blogs:

(listed in order of photo appearance)

Susanne:  she just had a baby, no bloggy for her, but her clothing can be found here: all dressed up and shy

Jenny: sublime stitching (the blog)

*Jennifer: naughty secretary club (the blog)

*Jenifer: no bloggy blog, here’s her awesome vinyl site: jna designs

me!  You’re already here

Hope: hot pink pistol

*Vickie: Vickie Howell

Jesse: Bread Baby

Tina: Tina Sparkles

* denotes pregnant ACM members.  Do you see what I’m up against here, people?

Remember, come on back now later today for more DC goodness

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