Links a la Mode: 2.22.10

Just a few notable notes today...
  • This article on TSA, the uh "danger" of knitting needles and NCIS cracked me up.
  • Miss Malaprop's got a great guest post from Glitter and Glue on how to set up and maintain your Facebook Fan Page for your craft business.
  • Applications are up for BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular. Click here for the details.
  • Faythe Levie's started up a new project...a movie about sign painters. She's started to blog about it here. If Handmade Nation is any indication, this is gonna be great.
  • Clubs have started up at ReFrom school. Check them out and rsvp here.
  • I may have linked this before, but it's worth repeating. The VA has some ah-mazing 1940s knitting patterns up. Check out these fishnets!

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Links a la Mode: 1.26.10

  • Handmade for Haiti updates abound over at West Coast Crafty.
  • You can now participate in Jennifer Marsh's Dream Rocket Project for a mere $25. Similar to the Gas Station Wrap project in which Marsh covered an old gas station, this project seeks to cover a Saturn V missile. I have seen the missile in person people and it is friggin' HUGE. (via International Fiber Collective)
  • We already knew it...Handmade is the New Black. (via USA Today)
  • Valentine's Day can strike dread in the heart of the hardiest New Yorker: If you're coupled, there's the delicate dance of aligning your own celebratory expectations with those of your beloved; if you're unhappily single, all the emphasis on romance can be special kind of torture. In response to this, Brooklyn Indie Market and the {NewNew} are joining forces to present "A Valentine Fling: A day of fun, flirting, and handmade shopping on Smith Street," Saturday February 13 from 11-6 at Starting Artists, 211 Smith Street. Take the F/G to the Carroll Street Station. Admission FREE.
  • Speaking of NYC happenings, there's a new handmade shop opening in Bushwick. Writes Karin, "So many creative people live here in Bushwick, but we have to travel to other neighborhoods for some good fashion. I want to showcase the handmade work of some local designers, teach workshops, and hold other events, to bring the community a little closer together and hopefully get people to visit Our neighborhood." Better Than Jam opens on the 1st, but there's a party on the 5th that shouldn't be missed. (via Karin)
  • Over at Toronto Craft Alert they're looking for writers. "We’ve been working with our fantastic editorial intern Stevie to generate more content and new ideas for columns and editorial features, and we would like to bring on a bunch of new voices to share ideas, entertain, and inspire TCA readers. We will even compensate you for your contribution!" Compensation! Yay! (via TCA)
  • For those of us in Lala land, the Urban Craft Center is having their mid-winter yarn sale.
  • Chronicle is having a sale, too. Now through Valentine's day enter code "bemine" at checkout for a 25% discount.
  • Ever wonder what happened to Craft Con? We'll you're about to find out. Head on over and sign up for the mailing list. We've got big plans for 2010.

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Links a la mode: 1.21.10

The weather here in LA has been so bad over the last week. It's perfect for staying home with a warm laptop and my dear friend the internet. Check out this week's neat links:
  • Hell YES I want to make my own cheese! As soon as this rain subsides, I'm heading over to HomeEc!
  • I really enjoyed this review of Yarn: Remembering a Way Home over on ModCloth's blog.
  • How do you feel about craft magazines covering blogs? Personally, I love love LOVE them. However Jenny makes a point over at Craft Test Dummies. Is a magazine about craft bloggers redundant?
  • Make sure you're sitting down for this one LA peeps...Plush You is coming to town! The show isn't until August, but if you want in, you need to get your application in by the 22nd of February.
  • The call for makers at Maker Faire in San Mateo is o-p-e-n open! If you haven't already heard, they announced the dates for Maker Faire Detroit and New York too. Check it out on the site here.
  • Don't you sometimes wish you were back in school...elementary school? Here's a new reason the kids have it better these days: Craft Club! Craft club "is a new campaign that pioneers craft in schools in the UK. Lucky ducks! (via Craftivism)

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Links a la mode: Handmade for Haiti

We crafters have a long history of banding together in times of disaster. Recent news from Haiti is grim to say the least, but crafty help is on the way. Check out these links to see how you can help:
  • Our friend Jen over at Indie Fixx is doing a silent auction here.
  • Etsy posted a list of shops that are pledging items to Indie Fixx's auction over on the Storque.
  • Vickie Howell is donating all proceeds from pattern sales to the Red Cross. Hurry though, this benefit is ending soon.
  • Susan Beal at West Coast Crafty has a GREAT roundup of fundraisers here. She's updating the list too, so keep checking back.
  • You might remember Mama-to-mama's craftivism in Haiti last year with the baby caps and blankets project. I'm going to keep checking for might too.
  • Yarn Harlot threw up the Knit Signal. For more info on Knitters Without Borders go here.
  • If you have links to add, please feel free to list them in the comments and I'll post an update shortly.
  • The Craft Hope for Haiti shop opened today to benefit Doctors Without Borders.
  • SFgirlbybay has another great roundup of fundraisers. Check out the comments for even more.
  • Vickie Howell tweets, "100% of profits from my shop and any other Open Sky shop through Sunday, go to Haiti!" Check it out here.
  • Ravelry has posted a list of designers who have pledged a portion of the proceeds from their pattern sales to Haiti Relief Efforts. (you need a login for this one)
  • Betsy posted a beautiful and realistic piece over on Craftivism.

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