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Mini Zine: How Math Ruined Summer Vacation

My newest zine is out! This past summer while my daughter was being excessively determined to never do math again and that it’s worthless — this little gem was born. Just 3 months later she’s enjoying math (or at least doing it) and thinks this little zine is hilarious and […]


Ep 18: Do it for the Publicity Guidelines

Do it for the “publicity” rarely works: Here is how to Make sure it Does. Enjoy the podcast here or your favorite player. Enjoy the Livestream video edition: Treat me to a cuppa: General Notes Sign up for the Craft Leftovers enews list  to see what’s been recovered in the archive […]

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A Place to Mend @ the Octagon

Mending is that bridge between creative worlds. Whether a hobbiest or professional, we all have something to share, contribute, and a sock with a hole. For those of us that are a little more quiet, it gives us a task to keep attentive to and help with any social anxiety. […]


Turning off Ads on Craft Leftovers

Last year I turned google ads on. This year I’m turning them off. Here is the why for both choices. Plus a little digressing. Craft Leftovers the blog has been around since that 2006 Hello World Post. Believe it or not, it was one of the OG blogs on recycled/upcycled/green […]

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Ep 12: Making a Traveling Exhibit

After a year of work I’m taking the Junk Mail Migration Paintings & Tapestry on the road! How did I create a traveling exhibit? And what are the essentials to coordinating with multiple partnering institutions? As a curator at an art center, I received and installed hundreds of works of […]

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Ep 11: Should you Sell at a Fair, Fest, or Market?

Enjoy Episode 11 of the Craft Leftovers Podcast in video form (the abridged recording of the September 14, 2022 livestream and transcript are coming soon). Pull up a project and craft along. Over the last two decades I’ve coordinated, participated, and volunteered at over 100,000* art and craft festivals, fairs, […]

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Ep10: 8 Ways Art & Craft are the Same

Enjoy Episode 10 of the Craft Leftovers Podcast (an abridged recording of the August 17 livestream) in audio form. Pull up a project and craft along. Having a foot in craft and the other in art, I often get asked “what IS the difference between art and craft?” I love […]

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Ep 8: Crafting a Community Online with Sherri Lynn Wood

Enjoy Episode 8 of the Craft Leftovers Podcast! Sherri Lynn Wood talk online community building during the pandemic and quilting and how craft brings people together to heal fabric, themselves, and each other. Contributor to Mend it Better, Sherri Lynn Wood has been BUSY in the last decade. Visiting her […]


Ep 7: FIVE big differences owning BRICK vs CLICK

Enjoy Episode 7 of the Craft Leftovers Podcast (an abridged recording of the June 8th livestream) in audio form. Pull up a project and craft along. I intended to mend Lucy’s baby blanket, but ended up just talking about this topic I LOVE — the differences between owning a physical […]