Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Microcrafts, Book Release Party, & Raffle Prizes!

Lately, it seems I find myself immersed in one project after the other, causing much time to elapse before I'm able to come up for air.  I'm earning a living writing and creating, so no complaints, but I'm guessing my blog readers are feeling abandoned once again.  I was undead, which isn't much of an excuse, but it does make typing a bit difficult.

Freshly undead, at Zombiefest

I have a few big updates to share.  First, Microcrafts, a book which I have a project published in, was released last Tuesday, October 4th.  The day I'd been eagerly anticipating came and went without my notice as I was in the midst of preparing to vend at Zombiefest on Saturday, 10-ATE-11, in Market Square, in Pittsburgh, PA.  The event collects food donations for our local food bank and is one of the official festivities for World Zombie Day and put my wares in front of over 4,000 undead and several curious onlookers.  Now that I've returned from the undead, I am thrilled to be able to share the news about the book with you.

Back from the undead, at a Steampunk Picnic in Allegheny Cemetery on October 9th.

Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share

Announcing the Wildcard Microcraft Fall Hallo-Witch Craft Book Release Second Anniversary Party Spectacular...in 3D!

From the Wildcard news, "Thursday, October 20: We're celebrating the publication of Microcrafts - a new how-to book for making teeny tiny crafts - edited and contributed to by local crochet superstar Alicia Kachmar and featuring work by Pittsburgh artists Nadia Marks Wojcik and Tamara Barker. We're also highlighting Kachmar's Witch Craft book, which is perfect for planning a handmade, homemade Halloween! We'll also be selling tickets and then drawing winners for our month-long Steeltown Etsy raffle to help Alicia Kachmar with medical bills.

And let's not forget that it's Wildcard's Second Anniversary! We're thrilled to have been here in Lawrenceville for two years now and we want to thank our loyal customers with a spectacular party! Costumes are welcome, and the first 25 families receive a free goodie bag!

5-7pm Crafting

Join Alicia Kachmar, Nadia Marks Wojcik and Tamara Barker as they as they lead you in some DIY craft projects from the book. Family-friendly: just bring yourself and a desire to craft! Free snacks for kids and books for sale!

7-9pm Party!

Bring your dancing and drinking shoes as we celebrate Wildcard's 2nd anniversary! Both books will still be on sale, but we'll have food, drinks (bring your ID if you're over 21), raffles, and music!"
Raffle, you say?  Yes, indeed!  Steel Town Etsy organized a raffle, with numerous handmade items donated by members, to do our small part to help Alicia, who is one of our members.  Baskets are currently on display at Wildcard and raffle tickets are available for sale for the low price of $1.00 each or 10/$5.00. 
 Raffle Basket #1

 Raffle Basket #2

Raffle Basket #3

Raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the party at Wildcard on the 20th, with the winners being drawn at the end of the evening.  You don't need to be present to win and if you're out of town, or otherwise can't make it to Wildcard, and would like to buy raffle tickets, you can email me at barkerbellheirlooms(at)hotmail.com and purchase virtual raffle tickets.  Should you win and need the basket shipped to you, I'll personally pay for half of your shipping costs.  If you'd like to simply make a donation to help with some of Alicia's hospital bills, feel free to email me for instructions for how to do that as well.


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