Supernatural Convention in New Jersey

A few weeks ago (Sept 4-7) I was a vendor at the Supernatural Convention in Whippany New Jersey. This television show on the CW has been a favorite with my family since 2005 when it premiered on Sept 13th. My daughter, Holly and I sold my handmade pins and magnets from all Sci-Fi genre including Supernatural, Dr. Who, Firefly as well as Sherlock, steampunk, Harry Potter and (yes) My Little Ponies. It was a prosperous weekend as well as fun and entertaining. Met lots of interesting fans of the show and got to go to a few of the panels hosted by the stars of the show. We had a fabulous time the karaoke night and enjoyed the Cabaret show. It was a rewarding experience and we hope to do it again.

 

table setup

Table setup

Men of Letters

Men of Letters

It's Complicated

It’s Complicated

Supernatural pins & magnets

Supernatural pins & magnets

Crochet Pattern: French Clown Hand Puppet

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Back in February 1990, I won second prize “Pattern of the Month” in Crochet World Magazine for my French Clown Hand Puppet pattern. For those of you who are interested, I’ve decided to post the pattern here! Please forgive the scanned images, that was a lot of directions to type!

DIRECTIONS

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Steampunk Giveaway HOP

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My Halloween Pumpkin Pins

Pirate Captain Jack

Pirate Captain Jack

Jack O’ Lantern Pins

This week the pumpkin Jack O’ Lanterns are polymer clay pins that I have made. Each has its own personality. Each appeals to a variety of different people.  Each one is fun in its own way. Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday for everyone, the young and the older child in all of us.

Haunted Jack

Haunted Jack

Steampumkin Jack

Steampumkin Jack

Pumpkin Coach

Pumpkin Coach

Count Jacula

Count Jacula

Steampunkery – The Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Craft Book

My daughter gave me this book for Christmas last year. I love the step by step instructions with pictures for polymer clay and mixed media projects. This book is fun and informative. It is made with sturdy glossy card stock paper, which is nice but makes it hard to keep the book open to the page as you’re following the directions. The pictures are colorful and detailed. There are great projects and ideas for different degrees of abilities for any crafters. The author Christi Friesen is imaginative, creative, talented and funny. There are quirky footnotes and amusing stories throughout the instructions. This book is a lot of fun.

The only problem with the book is that it is coming apart because the card stock pages are not able to bend easy at the binding. The other books by this author (This is the 8th) are made with regular gloss paper and hold together much better and also have beautiful illustrations.

But I give it 4 1/2 suns out of 5.   ☼☼☼☼1/2

Steampunkery book

Steampunkery book

Welcome to Kat’s Craft Corner!

Welcome to my brand new blog, Kat’s Craft Corner! Here you will find crafty ideas, how-to’s, Craft Book reviews and much, much more! I hope to inspire people by my handmade crafts and hope that they can use this blog to create their own! To read more about me and my medium of choice, please see the ABOUT section. Feel free to browse and add comments or ask questions! Now, Let’s Get Crafty!