I finally feel like I have some closure now that i have seen Handmade Nation. After reading all the hype about all the other premieres around the country we Austinites were waiting with baited breath for the screening at The Alamo and it did not disappoint. Faythe Levine the director was here for the screenings and did informative Q & A sessions along with a few of us Austin crafty ladies after the film. The whole weekend was full of crafty goodness from a book signing of Handmade Nation to kick things off to an after party at Austin Handmade to wrap things up. I of course took a few pictures of the whole thing that I thought you might enjoy. Also for those that could not join us I have a very limited edition Handmade Nation Austin Tote Bag to give away stuffed full of awesome.
The Austin ladies of the Handmade Nation at Domy Books. Kathie Sever (Ramonster) Faythe Levine (director) Magda Sayeg (Knitta), Jennifer Perkins (duh, me!) and Whitney Lee (Made With Sweet Love). Super fun getting to see everyone and got to feel like a rock star signing copies of the book.
All my pictures in the Handmade Nation book were taken by the amazing Cory Ryan.
Hooray for the Wondercraft they brought their portable craft studio in an Airstream to The Alamo. I had to take a family picture since after honeymooning at an Airstream trailer park I have a soft spot for them.
My fellow Austin Craft Mafia member Susann Koehane of All Dressed Up and Shy was at The Alamo representing the YuDu.
Last but not least I had my first post-baby mojito with my lady friends Cory and Erin at the crafty after party hosted by Austin Handmade.
So now onto the part about the free stuff….
We have a pink Austin themed Handmade Nation tote bag to give away. Did I mention the bag is stuffed full of goodies like jewelry from Happy Owl Glassworks, Notepad from Sublime Stitching, charm from Adaptive Reuse and more! All you gotta do is leave a comment about Handmade Nation. Have you seen the film? Read the book? Heard about? Were you at an event where they were filming? Gimmie the scoop and in a week you will find out if you win the bag.