The Wondercraft is a new group of crafters that travel around Austin in their refurbished Airstream trailer, teaching classes and spreading the crafting love. Last night they had their grand opening at the Art Pad and Jason, Jude and I decided to go check it out!
A few shots of the set up in the parking lot that I took with my iPhone.
They had a screen printing station where you could screen print a tie. Jason picked an airstream trailer and I printed it on the tie we choose. It was my first time to screen print and it was quite fun! I would love to learn more about how to do it at home!
I bought one item (although I was tempted to buy other items, I forced myself to resist), and at $5 for these great earrings, I felt like I was getting quite a deal! Check out Gem Junkie’s Famous $5 Earrings on etsy!
I happened to be one of the first 25 people to arrive at the Art Pad for the grand opening, so I got a door prize! And what a door prize it was. Everything was in a handmade, screenprinted tote with a tie as a handle! So cool!
It included many fantastic things; my favorites were an embroidery set from Sublime Stitching – Forest Friends, a Lil’ Lavender Sachet, Bourbon Bites from Blue Note Bakery, a reclaimed magnet made from security envelope lining from pomme frites, feather clip from Diamonds and Guns, vintage Japanese lucite earrings from SoCoDivka Designs (so excited about these!), earrings from deLisa designs jewelry (excited about these as well – I can’t wear the dangly earrings as frequently with a grabby baby), delicious smelling bow tie one on soap from Nepenthe’s bath time, and stationary paper from paper place.
Also in my door prize was a free ticket to Shop Austin, on April 17th, put on by the Lone Star Ladies, that’s raising money for the Frontier scholarship. I’m looking forward to going to that show – it sounds like it’s going to be fun!
I also found out about Austin Creative Reuse, which is something I would like to investigate more once they are up and running. I can’t believe it’s taken so long for this to get started in Austin since there is such a vibrant crafting community here!