“VH: Is there a moment from your childhood connected to craft that really stands out for you?
SG: Growing up, we didn’t have a junior high school in our district. We went to elementary school through eighth grade and then straight to high school. In seventh grade, in effort to bring art to us (because the teachers were only teaching main subjects), my teacher Mr. Sweeney gave us charcoal to sketch with outside. I had these shoes that were wicker with a flower embellishment. I guess I loved the texture, so I took them off and drew my shoes. I loved how the drawing turned out. When Mr. Sweeney was going through everyone’s art later, without filtering his reaction, he said, ‘I let you guys out to draw nature! You’re the best artist in the class and you do this?!’ He meant to be angry with me, but when he said that, it was the first time I ever thought of myself as an artist.”
Today’s Giveaway: Box of Sandi’s Signature Cards!
How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM CT ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.
Please be sure to include your real, FULL name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.
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Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!
I got to celebrate my birthday in Iceland this year, which is pretty much the perfect place to rock knitwear. I was pleased as plaid to finally be able to wear the cowl I designed for the Fall Quarterly Box. Here it is, in the wilds of Seljalandsfoss!
There are only a few more days to get the Fall box at the subscriber price ($20 less than what the retail price will be.) Go to YarnYAY.com (link in @vickiehowell bio) to pick your plaid palette!
Now through December 1st, get a whopping 40% off our Monthly AND Quarterly "Last Call" boxes! All of these boxes, from small-batch to meaty, have been lovingly curated by Vickie and brought to you by Team YarnYAY! Shop and stock up on these cozy collections of stitcherly goodies, featuring some of our favorite, small business yarn companies including @madelinetosh , @blueskyfibers @manosyarnsusa , @urthyarns , @thefibrecompany, and more!
Go to YarnYAY.com (link in @vickiehowell bio) to learn more!
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Thank you for supporting YarnYAY! this Cyber Monday!...
This season I decided to tap out of Black Friday craziness, but am honored today to post a comprehensive, linkable list of the 175+ individual small businesses that YarnYAY! has partnered with over the years. Go to the link in my @vickiehowell bio to learn more!
Supporting fellow small businesses is a core value for me and Team YarnYAY!, and we've been honored to collaborate with so many amazing indie design, dye, and maker companies. This Small Business Saturday, and every day, shop small. Your purchasing power matters.