Friday, January 18, 2008

First Blog Post Ever

Hi, my name is Amanda and I love to make things. I make alot of different things, so I got this blog to show all the stuff I'm working on, the ideas I have, etc. Also, to tell everyone where they can purchase my stuff at shops/galleries and when craft shows come up where you can see my work in public.
I live back and forth between Buffalo, NY and Portland, OR. I grew up in Buffalo so my family lives there and I recently got married 7/7/07 so my husband Erik and I live in Portland, where he is from.
My website is and Erik's is
Right now, you can see my work at:
Thin Ice, Elmwood Ave., Buffalo NY
Impact Artist's Gallery, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
I do: shibori, pleating, dyeing, fabric surface design, tie-dye, sewing, jewelry, chainmaille, beading, polymer clay, soapmaking/bath & beauty products, screenprinting, batik, patchwork corduroy clothing, bookmaking, knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, stained glass, mosaics, and alot of other stuff that i can't think of right now.
In addition to art/craft-related skills, I also like to cook exotic foods, make herbal teas, make my own cheese and sausage, gather wild plants and mushrooms, make pickles, and the list goes on and on.
I'd like for this blog to get me talking to other people who are craftastic and who like to do what I like to do, and I'd like to make friends online so feel free to respond here, or to email me at:
Peace, Love & Craftiness makes me happy :)