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Do Whatever You Have to Do in Order to Get to Wholly Craft Today!

Make some calls, arrange or rearrange your schedule. Tonight is the Wholly Craft Midnight Madness Sale! We go yearly and it never disappoints. It’s a party with a chocolate fountain and the HOLIDAY APE. Get your pic taken with Holiday Ape, have some snacks, dance a little and get some awesome handmade goods!





There are giveaways every hour between 8:30 and Midnight!

All night long, there are sales!

  • 30% off DIY Kits and supplies
  • 20% off holiday cards and boxed sets
  • 10% off ornaments and calendars

If that’s not enough, there are rotating sales in your favorite categories!

  • 8pm-9pm: 20% off baby goods, kids toys, plush creatures
  • 9pm-10pm: 20% off handbags, paper goods, art prints, books and zines
  • 10pm-11pm: 20% off bath goods, aprons, kitchen and barware and home decor
  • 11pm-12am: 20% off tshirts, clothing, jewelry and accessories

I’ll see you there with our brood! The streets are finally clear, so it’s going to be a blast!


Heather liked 2012 too!


Make Your Own AmyD Coffee Sleeve


Yo! You guys have been so great to us, we thought we’d make this video tutorial showing you how to make your own AmyD Coffee Sleeve! The pattern is here too. Just print it on regular paper and cut it out. You can also trace your favorite coffee shop’s coffee sleeve, but that always feels weird to me.

When we started making these sometime around 2005 we got several cups and came up with a size that fits them all pretty well. Starbuck’s cups tend to be skinnier but taller than most independent coffee shops cups that I’ve come across. We’ve seriously tried to make the best coffee sleeves for you so we put a lot of thought into crap like this!

You’ll need felt, scissors, and basic sewing skills. We use a machine, but there’s no reason you can’t hand-sew it. Also, we use fake felt that is made from recycled soda bottles. It’s called Eco-fi and we love it. It seems you guys do too! For the applique, we use stiffened felt, but you can embroider something or leave it plain. It’s your coffee sleeve after all!

Let me know if you have any questions!

It also helps to have wretched fingernails and dry hands to really bring it all together.

And you can still buy them from us of course and use the time we spent making it by making sweet sweet love!


Here’s the video!

And right here is your pattern. Just click on it and print it!


We used the awesome app, Shadow Puppet to make our video

AmyD was boycotted today!

Wow.  This was weird.  There is a dude on Twitter that tweets things about voting with your dollars.  I’m totally behind this kind of consumerism, as you probably know.  This kind of thing can work.

He posted a list of what he considers “Liberal-supporting businesses.”  This list is something else!  It’s not just the usual suspects, like PETA.  It’s businesses like Hallmark, McDonald’s, AT&T.  These are mainstream businesses.  The middle road.  Oh wait, and “Most of Hollywood” is on it and Google!

I thought it was amusing.  I don’t follow this guy, but someone I follow does, which is how I saw it.  So I responded this…

“when I look at this boycott list, it helps me! Now I have list from which to shop. Thanks!Though McDonalds won’t pass my lips”

I thought it was funny.

Alas, Mr. Dude didn’t. 

So I was boycotted!  He tweeted this today…

I was speechless for about half a second.  If you know me, this was an eternity!  So here I am, mom of 3, wife, small business owner, radical.  The funny thing is that I’m super patriotic.  I don’t even mind paying taxes.  Paying taxes is patriotic!  So yeah, there it is.
It’s kind of exciting, really.  I’m going to be making a special apron to commemorate the event.  Watch for it on my site! Not only am I patriotic, I’m also a Capitalist! 🙂
And since my Twitter feed sends you here to my blog, let me give you the link to my site if you feel like checking out my radical sewing skilz….


Oh Wholly Craft, we all love you so much!  Did you know that Wholly Craft turned 5?  Can you believe it?

Trish Dehnbostel took this rad pic of Wholly Craft

Wholly Craft is owned by the wonderful Olivera Bratitch.

Oh look! Don't you love her?

This weekend, Wholly Craft had her 5th birthday party!  If you don’t know Olivia (Olivera), we tease her and call her the Godfather of Columbus Crafting.  She really hates that.  Not in a jokey jokey way, but really hates it.   She could never be a godfather of the Mario Puzo variety.  She’s too nice.  Olivia has nurtured and provided an outlet for the Columbus crafting crowd by running Wholly Craft.  Check out the website, you’ll be glad.

For the birthday celebration, Bird and Flower performed.  I am a Bird and Flower fan.  Whenever I have seen Eve in public, I sort of smile and look away because I feel ABSOLUTELY stupid!  If you haven’t heard Bird and Flower, take a minute and check this out! Live, her voice sounds just like that.  Perfect.

I was lucky enough to have my fashion show that night too.  Here are a few pics taken by Aaron, the trusty sidekick of TsuruBride. (CLICK!  Cool shit!)

Heather! awesome bag by Flamestitch (want!)

I love her expression!

That's right! PANTS!

I'm a dork. I look like I'm saying, "Haaaaaayyyyyyy"

I am really in love with the capes.  There’s something innately fun about wearing a cape.  It sort of takes guts.

Here’s a great pic taken by my girl, Trish Dehnbostel.  I encouraged the models to have fun and I was so happy when they started getting beers from the crowd to drink!  This totally captures the fun

and my awesome hot dude, Bryan

Bryan and me

And did you SEE the bags?  Oh my god!  Renee, of Flamestitch, let us use her awesome bags for the show.  There’s was practically  fight over who got what bag.  Just fantastic.

Trish, me and Renee

And Lucky 13 provided all of the hair and makeup for the Ohio Roller Girls, who were the superb models.  It was like they waved a magic wand.  It took about 1 minute for them to do my hair.  It was truly magic.

If you like any of the new clothes or bags, do stop by Craftin Outlaws on the 16th.  It’s going to be fun!

Busy Days in the Sweatshop!

Ready to go!

Yesterday, we shipped out what, in the industry, is called “an assload” of aprons and coffee sleeves to Dorothy Lane Markets in Dayton, Ohio.  Tell your friends to check them out!  The lovely Kristin Marks of @cbusmom fame hooked us up.  She’s the official AmyD matchmaker.

Kristin has a way of talking to folks about my stuff that seriously must have some voodoo attached to it.  They listen.  They check it out.  Best business investment I have made to date.  PLUS, she’s super nice and foxy and so now I get to see her more.

We (my fantastic team includes Kara Cronley and Heather Gilbert) are making some great new clothes for you to try on and take home this weekend at Comfest! Hopefully, I’ll be next to Open Heart Art Studio again.  They have so much fun and really helped me last year as I was a Comfest newbie.  Heidi’s dad even went and got change for me in the middle of the day on Saturday!  Really, a saint.

My friends are having a baby too! It’s a banner week.  I almost feel guilty.

See you this weekend at Comfest!

Being Family helps!

Earwig’s new record is supposed to be available tomorrow to everybody.  I’m so excited!  I chatted with Lizard this morning and he said I can put a link to the new record, that you can download, on my blog today!  Since I’m family, you’re family too.

My favorite songs are “Lovesong Cockroach” , an Evil Queens tribute, and “Glorious and Gloom.”  Let me know yours.  It will be fun !

The artwork is awesome.  Post any questions and I’ll get Lizard to answer them

So here’s your link.  Represent!

Gibson Under Mountain




Do you remember the great vintage clothing stores in Columbus like No Lemmings Allowed and Vintage Vogue?!  Today, I was taking some of my AmyD wares to Cincinnati to drop off at NVision.  This place is fantastic!

It is LOADED with vintage dresses, shoes, furniture and accessories.  Emily, the owner, is just so great and nice and, not that it matters, but super easy on the eyes!  She also sells lots of handmade goods and I noticed fellow Cbus business and AmyD favorite, PoMo Galaxy jewelry there too.

I loved all the handmade goods too.  If you make it down to Cincinnati, you MUST check it out!