Craftin’ In The City of Riverside Appearance October 27th!

Craftin’ In The City of Riverside Appearance October 27th!

When the city of Riverside asked me to make an appearance at Craftin’ In The City – a Make and Take Marathon, I just couldn’t say no. Crafting extravaganza = Yes please! If you are in the Riverside area I hope you stop by the main stage area of the La Sierra senior Center around 5pm-7ish. Cliff and I will be crafting fun Podgeable charm make and takes! That pretty bird on the left is actually Lisa’s Podgeable bird that I stole from her at CHA….. Don’t tell her, ok? Craft...
World Card Making Day Free Confetti Card Download!

World Card Making Day Free Confetti Card Download!

World Card Making Day is a great time to gather inspiration and creative card making tips which is why you won’t want to miss out on the 2 day online card making extravaganza organized by Charity Wings this weekend! I’ll be demonstrating the below Confetti Card tomorrow at 10:30 Pacific (1:30 eastern) from Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles with Elena Lai Etcheverry and Jennifer Priest! Confetti Card Copyright Andrea Currie So, download the template, print it out (regular paper is fine) click here at 10:30 Pacific (1:30 eastern) and craft along with me! Learn more about the fantastic raffle that benefits the Charity Wings Art Center here and feel free to tune in all weekend for some other great card making tutorials by incredibly talented designers from around the world! Craft...
San Diego DIY Fest September 29th

San Diego DIY Fest September 29th

I’m excited to announce that I was asked to be the host of a HUGE creative event called DIY Fest which takes place in San Diego on September 29th! This Maker Faire meets Craft Faire type of event is a collaboration between Westfield Mission Valley Mall and Maker Place (see blog post review here) which aims to showcase the work of artists, crafters and makers from sewing to robotics and everything in between. At this interactive event you’ll also find neat demonstrations and crafts for kids. I have to be honest I didn’t quite believe I was going to be the host until I saw the postcard! Not only will I be hosting the event but I’ll also be demonstrating fun crafting techniques and creating Make ‘n Takes with Westcott and Plaid products! Could it possibly get more exciting? YES! On top of all of that crazy awesome stuff – Cliff and I will also be debuting our flagship product line and kicking off our very first Kickstarter campaign! So if you are in the SoCal area on September 29th I recommend you get yourself down to Westfield Mission Valley Mall and join the fun! P.S This is a great opportunity to get your products in front of thousands of people and space is limited so I recommend you get a table ASAP (only $100). Contact jhaddox@us.westfield.com for more info. Craft On....
Glitter Helmets

Glitter Helmets

6 months ago I signed Andrea and I up for a 25 mile bike ride called Bike The Bay. We’ve done this fun ride once before about 3 years ago, a time when we rode our bikes nearly every day… So this year we  prepared (procrastinated) by doing a little binge training the week before and a little crafting the night before. I suppose we figured that nothing powers a 25 mile bike ride better than glittered helmets! I started my helmet bu lightly sanding the areas which I wanted glittered and then used Mod Podge to adhere my glitter. I used super fine Martha Stewart Brand Glitter. Andrea used a Martha Stewart fine purple glitter and a chunky gold glitter which really made it BLING. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous of how much attention Andrea got with her glitter helmet. Not only were people screaming from the sidewalks “OMG I love your helmet!” but she also had some fellow riders huffing and puffing to catch up to her just to tell her how much they ADORED her helmet. Of course she was gracious enough to point out how cool my helmet was too, but apparently these strangers have no love for a man who glittered his helmet! Sheesh! Whatever, we got through the bike ride with ease which I’m sure can be attributed to our awesome glittered helmets! Make Something....
Craft Wars Tiny Gnome Home + Free Template!

Craft Wars Tiny Gnome Home + Free Template!

Lisa and I thought it would be fun to recreate the little gnome home that we hastily crafted up in the Pop Craft Challenge on Craft Wars. I have to admit that at first I liked the idea of doing a smaller scale re-craft without the hour time constraint and the pressure of 8 gazillion cameras hovering over me – Then a funny thing happened….I got bored of the slow pace and a little sad that Tori Spelling wouldn’t be stopping by to remind me that the judges hate hot glue strings. Needless, to say I yearned for something a bit more “complicated”. Eventually the ants in my crafty pants led me to my computer where I spent longer than I’d like to admit creating this free downloadable gnome home template! Andrea Currie Gnome Home Template I guess this means that you all benefit from my C.A.D.D (Craft Attention Deficit Disorder). Lucky you! Speaking of luck you should definitely check out Cathie and Steve’s blog post and enter to win $950 worth of craft prizes! Ohh and don’t forget to watch both episodes of Craft Wars tonight starting at 8/7 central which is 5 pacific and then another at 11/10 central which s 8 pacific. Ok, that was just plain ole A.D.D. Before you leave check out my Halloween home inspired by last weeks Halloween themed Craft Wars episode! How do you like my Halloween house? Perfect for hiding your secret stash of candy, huh? I have a few fun tips and tricks for putting this little gnome home together so come and watch Lisa and I get crafty...
Craft Wars Season Finale Giveaway!

Craft Wars Season Finale Giveaway!

Holy cow, I can’t believe Tuesday marks the end of the first season of Craft Wars! To celebrate this momentous occasion the Producers of Craft Wars pooled together a rock’n giveaway worth $800!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If that’s not enough you’ll also have a chance to win another prize pack put together by a handful of the Craft Wars contestants valued at $150!!! Craft Wars on TLC Aug 21, 2012 8/7c pm – Blinded by the Light 11/10c pm – Pilgrim Plumbing (Steve’s show) The Producers along with a bunch of the Craft Wars Vets will be tweeting LIVE during BOTH the shows!  We will answer all your questions too….. #craftwars  Follow Cathie and Steve on Twitter Here Follow Cathie and Steve on Facebook Here Follow HandMakeMyDay on Twitter Here The prize I’m contributing to the Craft Wars season finale prize pot consists of this limited edition Craft Wars inspired acrylic dog tag necklace which I designed for the Craft Wars Veterans! These military inspired dog tags are uber-customizable and will not be available to the general public which means the lucky person who wins the bonus prize pack will not only receive these dog tags but also the title of “Honorary” Craft Wars Veteran! If you win, I’d love to see a photo of your customized Craft Wars inspired dog tags! I of course added lot’s of bling to mine :) You have multiple opportunities to enter this giveaway!  To Enter: – Leave a comment here telling Cathie and Steve what you want to craft next. Make sure you leave contact info! – Then leave a comment on MY (THIS) blog post...