Sunday, September 6, 2009

Handmade Nation Screening

Today my mom and I went up to Austin to see the Handmade Nation Screening in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. There was a craft show going on outside the theatre and there were many artists there that I loved. Crafty is Cool from etsy was giving away free patterns ( I picked up the mushroom one and my mom got the heart). I love getting free things and this show was great for that!! I got not one but two bags,one with a red thimble, and one with the craftzine emblem as well as several pins.

The author, Faythe Levine, gladly signed my book, and after walking around the fair I sure was glad to go inside the air conditioned theatre. The documentary was great, it was wonderful to see some of my favorite artists talk about their take on the indie craft scene. If you get the chance I would totally recommend seeing this! I was glad we bought our tickets early because they sold out both showings while we were standing there waiting to get in to the show. After we saw the show we went to a few of our favorite shops in Austin. Uncommon Objects is where I got my little dashing squirrel, the man who rang me up called it 'strange' (which only made me love it all the more...) as well as a few old photographs and an old childrens book. I went across the street to Hill Country Weavers and got this splendid shocking green merino yarn that is oh so soft! I loved the whole day so much, it was just one pleasure after another. I got to spend some wonderful time with my mom and enjoyed the day, even if it was a little hot...:)


jessicaleighlalou said...

Oh my goodnesss! I love this post. The squirrel is absoulutely adorable. It looks like you had a blast. I love the bags especially!! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow. Looks like you certainly had fun!!! Congrats on seeing it. I'm so envious. :)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I hope this film comes my way. I'll keep my specs polished so I don't miss it.
pretty color yarn.


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