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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 5 – Show Notes

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 5 – Show Notes

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S1E05 Show Notes:

Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:

Patterns with Cup Sizes

♥ Behold, sewing patterns with cup sizes! Liesl + Co classic shirt sewing pattern: https://oliverands.com/shop/classic-shirt-sewing-pattern.html
(This is the same designer that makes those super-cute Oliver + S kids sewing patterns.)


♥ A more modern version of the Shopsmith multipurpose powertools that Haley’s dad inherited from his dad: http://www.shopsmith.com/mark7site/index.htm

Small Correction-ish from Haley

♥ Correction-ish: Needle books! They’re not called needle cards (like I said in this episode), they’re called needle books!

The Mothing

♥ The tale of The Mothing: VSC Episode 3: https://www.veryseriouscrafts.com/2018/05/21/the-very-serious-crafts-podcast-episode-3/

Inherited UFOs

♥ Blog post about unused dresden pieces Mollie inherited and started making into something new: http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2015/09/making-old-project-into-something-new.html

♥ The granny squares and “Weave-It” squares that Mollie mentioned: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVkiSzJjhDl/?taken-by=molliejohanson

Utility Pole Log Cabin

♥ Blog post about the reclaimed utility pole Lincoln log-style cabin Heidi’s dad built: https://www.handsoccupied.com/the-house-that-dad-built/
♥ Blog post featuring Heidi’s dad’s relatively insane home shop: https://www.handsoccupied.com/dads-shop/

Inherited craft supplies

Selling suggestion:
♥ eBay: https://www.ebay.com

Donation ideas and program suggestions (remember to call ahead & check that the institution you’re hoping to donate to can actually use the supplies):
♥ Libraries
♥ Schools
♥ Churches
♥ Senior Centers
♥ Summer programs (think Park District)
♥ Independent after school programs like Boys & Girls Club, local scouts
♥ After School Matters: https://www.afterschoolmatters.org

♥ Little Hats Big Hearts: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts_UCM_487734_SubHomePage.jsp
♥ Knitted Knockers: https://www.knittedknockers.org

NYC and Chicago-specific donation suggestions (Because that’s where your three friendly hosts are!):
♥ NYC donation possibility: Materials for the Arts: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/mfta/html/home/home.shtml
♥ Chicago donation possibility: The WasteShed: http://www.thewasteshed.com

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 1: Episode 5 – Show Notes

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  1. Allison says:

    Very good craft donation suggestions!!! I have been the recipient of many thoughtful but not necessarily on point batches of craft supplies and I definitely agree—think before you give. In Phoenix (Tempe, technically) we have the Art Resource Center, which is a nonprofit that provides art and craft supplies to teachers, nonprofits, etc. They’ve got an AMAZING selection of materials.

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