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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!


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One night only, you get to choose!

During the holiday season, I get lots of special orders for aprons.  How special orders work for us may differ from what you expect.  We work with salvaged fabrics , so choosing specific colors and things like that, won’t work.

If you request a special order, I’ll send you a reply asking lots of questions.  Things  like…

Who is it for?  What colors do they like?  What colors should we avoid?  What do they do for fun?  Are they sassy?  Serious sassy or funny sassy?  Girly?  Modern?  What do you think of when you think of them?

Then I make an apron with your answers in mind.  We take a picture of it and email it to you.  If you like it, you buy it.

For one night only, you get to choose the specifics!  Monday, December 6th from 7-9, you get to pick your fabric, your applique if you want, whether or not you want a beer pocket, and strap colors.  You get to be the boss of me!  That’s not something I think I’ve ever said.

Also, we’ll have appetizers, wine, and merriment!  Hang out and have fun with us!  You can bring a friend to hang out with you too.  Here are some of the details from Wholly Craft’s blog….

Space is limited to 10 participants. Please call 447-3445 or email whollycraft@yahoo.com to reserve your space (payment is required at time of reservation). One custom apron per reservation, but feel free to bring a friend for fun!

Read the nitty-gritty here….



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!

The Beer Apron Delivery to Wholly Craft!

Hello, wonderful people!  This is the last Beer Apron delivery I’m making to Wholly Craft before the holidays.  A few of you have been eager enough to make the haul up to my place to get one, and I really appreciate it.  Here are a couple pics of the ones I’m taking to Wholly Craft tonight.  I only have four, so if you want to put one on hold, call Olivera 614-447-3445.  They should arrive just before 8pm.

Here are the pics I just took with the trusty iPhone.  Ignore piles of fabric and thread all around.  It’s been a crazy season!

Full Beer apron $35

I have two full ones and two half ones.  One of the half ones is in that gorgeous toile.


Where is my stuff?

Hello everyone! It’s been very busy here at the AmyD sweatshop.  If you head over to my online shop, you’ll see a dearth of merchandise.  There are a couple aprons and skirts and scarves.  A really cool scarf.  (makes me think of Mr. Poshta Designs, actually)

Ohio apron, pic by That Patti

For you, however, I just made a batch of coffee sleeves and delivered them to Wholly Craft and the kickstart.  And, more aprons!  Delivered some to the kickstart and Wholly Craft.  Olivera, of Wholly Craft, will be at the North Market this weekend with AmyD merchandise and tons of handmade goodness from all over.   Also, you can get the aprons at Whole Foods on Sawmill Rd and coming next week, the Whole Foods on Lane Ave!

If you didn’t know, I have three kids.  Everyone here is sick.  Flu.  Pneumonia.  Random coughy snotty things, so really, you don’t want to see me in person.  really.

Agora, Washington DC, and Comfest!

Thank you so much to the fantastic folks who stopped by my booth at Agora!  I had a great time!  My booth was right next to Wholly Craft and one over from Umbrella Girl, lucky me :).  I loved the hanging light fixture in Emily’s booth and sharing a beer with Olivia, from Wholly Craft keeps any day on the sunny side.

The Lucky Ladle and RadDog, as always, provided some delicious treats! One of the nicest treats was having Jennie from Pattycake Bakery buy a skirt!  Here she is, looking lovely.

Jennie from Pattycake in her AmyD skirt!

Jennie from Pattycake in her AmyD skirt!

The boy is away on a field trip to Washington, DC.  This is causing lots of sleep deprivation here at the homestead, but I’m sure all is well!

In lighter news, just got accepted to be a vendor at Comfest!  I’m so excited for this opportunity!  It will be my first time vending at Comfest, so if you have any advice or words of encouragement, I’d love to hear it!  For out-of-towners, Comfest is a giant three-day festival here in Columbus.  Click on the link to find out more.  It’s MASSIVE fun!

Two super-cool things….

olivia is even pretty in felt!

olivia is even pretty in felt!

Fist, look at the new mortar soap from Stinkybomb!    I love all of these soaps.  clever clever!  One of the geniuses behind it is Crafty Cotillion member, Moogan.  (her real name is megan, but Moogan is so much more fun)  There’s tons to love about her, but one of my personal favorites is that she didn’t complain when she had to sit beside me after my deodorant turned on me!

Another cool thing I discovered recently is that Wholly Craft has a new site!  Designed by the endlessly creative Anne Holman.  I love the colors and I think it really represents who Olivia is.  It’s fun, colorful and welcoming, just like Olivia and Wholly Craft.

Check them all out!