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Join me for Craft + Craft Beer!


In Boulder (or Denver)? We’re hosting a craft + craft beer night at awesome local brewpub Boulder Beer on 7/31 and you should totallllly come because it’s going to be awesome. We’ll be drinking delish brews (Mojo for me!), getting a personal tour of their brewing operations and then making some beer-inspired crafts with the author of Beer Crafts, Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman. Tickets are going quick and they’re only $10 – you can reserve your spot here!


DIY Etched Glassware for Father’s Day (+ a contest!)

Slider Dad

First I have to tell you that you (you!) should totally enter our DIY for Dad contest! It ends this Friday (so don’t delay!) and you can win $100 in Amazon giftcards. Here’s how easy it is to win. And if you need a DIY idea for yur dad this Father’s Day, check out these etched glasses we whipped up last week! You can find the full step-by-step project on Whimseybox.

DIY Father's Day Custom Glasses


See you at Sewing Summit?


Anyone up for a trip to Salt Lake City? If so, I hope you’ll join me at Sewing Summit in September. It will be my first trip + I’m really excited because I’ve heard great things about this 3 year old conference. There’s a ton of awesome speakers and teachers – check out everyone here!

PS – It looks like Sewing Summit is currently sold out, but there’s always a chance they’ll release more tickets. You can sign up for the newsletter here so you’ll be notified of any future ticket sales!

While I Was Sleeping…

Okay, I wasn’t sleeping. (Sleep? What’s that?) I was working, and we’ve been putting up some awesome stuff at Whimseybox. Just in case you missed it –

Check out our new office!

Make this DIY leather glasses case!

Enter this home décor DIY contest!


Whimseybox is looking for blog contributors!


Make these papel picado votive holders!

Surprise ending to the DIY duvet cover in this video!

A DIY twine stand!

And truly, this isn’t even the half of it. More good stuff on the Whimseybox blog and in the Whimseybox projects section!

Later this week – the behind-the-behind-the-scenes from our new office!

Craftcation 2013

So Craftcation happened! And I suggest you make a mental note to sign up as soon as tickets go on sale next year because this year sold out. It was a really great conference – Ventura is beautiful and walkable (hooray!), Nicole + Delilah really pack the schedule with TONS of programs + events and you can work on your craft, your business and your friendships all in one place. Perfect!

Craftcation 2013 (1)

I had a blast teaching a leather workshop where we made business card holders. I’ve shared a few leather biz card projects, but this is a new design that I’ll share over on Whimseybox later this week. Here’s a peek:

Craftcation 2013 (2)

I also talked about how to get your first 1,000 blog followers. The full presentation is at if you want to check it out.

Alicia Craftcation

Yeah, I look like I’m mesmerized by my own site. There are TONS of great pictures of the event here, so go check them out so you can peek at everything that happened and get excited for next year. If you come, I’ll explain what I was doing here :)

Craftcation 2013 (3)

Actually, I have no idea what I was doing there. Thanks to everyone who came to my sessions, hope you’ll stay in touch!