Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's Called a Tech Problem

10:30: For some reason an iPad won't give a scroll bar for blog windows. Oh well.

Martha is still in the kitchen making an apple cake. She is really cracking on Alexis. Who knew she had such a good sense of humor? Her appearances on Conan were not a fluke.

10:39: We won't get to actually try the cake and soup, but we will get the recipes for free. I can guarantee that rookies will demand that apple-nut cake.

Live from the Martha Stewart show!!!!

Hello my intrepid, Super Crafters!

I am so very happy to be coming to you from THE crafting Mecca--the Martha Stewart Show!!!!

I'll be updating until about 11:30 am on the blog and Tweeting @HandwerkBKLYN, in addition Tweet chatting at tweet chat.

9:54: Martha is only moments from Martha. And they just let us tour!

10:06: Alexis's book is not an autobiography! Repeat, the book is not an autobiography!

10:09: Even Martha believe's that people should stay home and craft.

10:10: Demo on crackle paint. It can be a messy project, but it looks like the Martha products make it simple. Two steps! The crackle base and the paint overlay.

10:15: Martha's in the kitchen, but I'm wondering what I'm going to make with the Martha Stewart acrylic paint.

Walking into the studio there was a HUGE photo of the new Martha Stewart yarns from Lion Brand and I got sudden urge to knit. "Must knit now."

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Set Those DVRs!

Greetings, Super Crafters!  Boy, do I have some great news for you.

It should come as no surprise that I have an admiration of Martha Stewart.  She may be a symbol of suburban perfection, but the woman is amazingly talented, imaginative, and ambitious!  She is definitely one of my role models as I begin my arts and crafts business adventure.

That is why I am sooooo excited to announce that Handwerk BKLYN has been invited to live blog an episode of 'The Martha Stewart Show' during National Crafts Week!!!

Next Tuesday, October 4th, from 8 am to 11:30 am Handwerk BKLYN's very first intrepid correspondent, Amanda Jayne, will be gleefully updating the whole Martha Experience.

There will be more details this weekend on Tuesday morning about the live blogging and the air date of the episode we will be covering.  Until then, stay crafty.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's To Dye For

Like most people, when you see an item of clothing you like in a store, online, or in a magazine, you look to see if they have it in a different color.  Maybe it’s the cute little red dress that you’d rather have in black or it’s the last t-shirt in your size that looks amazing on you, but all they have is plain, old white when all you really want is a shirt in the Pantone color of the year, Honeysuckle!

Friday, September 9, 2011

At Long Last...

Hello, Super Crafters.

A funny thing happened the morning after the Big Clean—I woke up with strep throat!

My throat was swollen, my neck was stiff.  I was feeling feverish, but not running a fever.  Twas not fun.

A few things helped, though.  One was that I went to see my doctor on day 2 of feeling sick.  Another was 'Cheers' on streaming Netflix.  And the last was definitely having a CLEAN and ORGANIZED room!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What I'm about to show you might be shocking...

But this is the sad state of affairs my room is in.  WARNING:  Do not view if you faint easily at the sight of messiness and disorganization!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Hello, Super Crafters!!!

As I hinted at yesterday, I have some very exciting news to share:  on Wednesday, February 22nd, Handwerk BKLYN will go live as an Etsy shop.

Why February 22nd?  Why not today?  Well, there’s a lot of things to do to start your own business.

You wouldn’t believe how much there is to do: getting the right city, state, and federal licenses; obtaining trademarks and copyrights; opening a small business bank account; and then, finally, building an inventory of items so I can actually sell something.

Don’t worry, though, I will not be forgetting all of you.  I’ll still be updating the blog and posting projects and tutorials.  I’ll also be posting updates on the Etsy shop progress, so you’ll get to watch it grow.

Keep on craftin’.