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  Last year, Portland was fortunate to host Hello Craft’s Summit of Awesome conference at the Kennedy School.  I attended this three day conference and had a great time meeting new people and learning from their incredible workshops.   Summit of Awesome 2010 from Hello Craft on Vimeo. Today, I received an email about signing up for this year’s Summit of Awesome in Baltimore, Maryland.  Included in the email was...

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Plucky Maidens

Plucky Maidens


Posted on Aug 23, 2011

  Last Thursday, was the inaugural Plucky Maiden’s Junk Fest at Edgefield.  This quarterly event will be held at different McMenamins which seems like the perfect fit for this event.  50 vendors set up their junk and upcycled creations outside on the Edgefield’s beautiful lawn.     My good friend, Karen, and I had a great time at this event.  Happy hour prices on beer made it even more fun to explore amazing...

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge


Posted on Aug 19, 2011

  The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy is the 6th book in my summer book project.  I have always loved Thomas Hardy.  I read Far from the Maddening Crowd in high school and I was hooked.  What teenage girl wouldn't fall in love with Gabriel Oak?  I've also read Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.       Michael Henchard is the central character in this book....

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Brave Bot

Brave Bot


Posted on Aug 17, 2011

  Today I am headed to the Mixer Match event organized by I Heart Art: Portland.  I know I’ve talked a lot about this event in the past and I think I’m ready.  I have my rings in a display that is very portable, business cards and a wholesale sheet to hand out to folks.  I’ve been practicing my elevator pitch and taking deep breaths to keep calm about this exciting adventure.   I’m as prepared as I can be,...

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

Go Tell it on the Mountain


Posted on Aug 15, 2011

  Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin is the 5th book (halfway done!)  in my summer book project.  I had never read anything by James Baldwin before which is very remiss of me since my maiden name is Baldwin.  I used to tell people in school that James Baldwin was my uncle.  Then again, I also used to tell people that the Baldwin brothers were my cousins.  :)     This was a hard...

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  The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone is the story of Michaelanglo's life was the 4th book in my summer reading project.  I don't know where I got this book, but it was pretty beat up.  The front cover was taped on and I had to tape the back cover by the end.  Because it was literally falling apart, I had to read it with two hands.  This added a tactile level of consciousness as I became...

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