All dressed up and Shy
We’ve all been there…all dressed up but too shy to brave the public. Hopefully, you will not be too coy to adorn All dressed up and Shy’s fun and distinct hand-crafted clothing. Founded by Susann Keohane, All dressed up and Shy’s clothing are constructed from original designs with many one-of-a-kind pieces.
Karly Hand started her stint in the craft mafia as the designer behind Identity Crisis Clothing. In addition to designing and creating clothing for her own label, Karly worked with Tina Sparkles, Jesse Kelly-Landes, and Jennifer Perkins to co-produce the Stitch Fashion and Craft Bizarre for 5 awesome years.
After 5 successful years of sewing and producing, Karly decided to shift gears and focus her creative energy on her true passion: interior design and art. Today, Karly creates limited edition screen prints which she sells on her etsy site
Karly also writes daily blog posts along with her co-blogger, Erin Williamson, about interiors, art and DIY home goods at her blog, Design Crisis
Because she just can’t seem to leave well enough alone, Karly also brings home the bacon as a freelance graphic designer, you can see more of her work at http://www.karlyhand.com
Hope and Glory Pastry
After five fantastic years of designing clothing and co-producing Austin’s Stitch Fashion and Craft Bazaar, Jesse left all of that behind to pursue her passion for food. As an avid locavore it’s no surprise that Jesse’s line of packaged pastries feature locally grown and produced products in recyclable and compostable packaging. Her pastries can be found in shops across Austin.
Hot Pink Pistol
Coming from a background in design, metal arts, and leatherwork, Jenifer Nakatsu Arntson of Arntson Designs makes vinyl handbags and accessories for your beautiful life. Her materials are animal friendly and her finished products are stylish and modern.
Naughty Secretary Club
Jennifer and Naughty Secretary Club have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Lucky, The Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, Elle Accessories and more. Her jewelry has also been featured on such TV programs as Knitty Gritty and Craft Corner Death Match. On the big screen Jennifer’s jewelry can be seen in films such as Idiocracy, The Bad News Bears and Whip It.
Occasionally you can catch Jen on your TV. Jen is a co-host of the DIY Network’s Stylelicious with the ladies of the Austin Craft Mafia of which she is a founding member. Jennifer also hosts her own craft show called Craft Lab for DIY Network/HGTV. Jennifer has also appeared as a guest on Canada ’s She’s Crafty and Crafters Coast to Coast.
In 2008 Jennifer added author to her resume with The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry released through North Light. Jennifer has contributed projects to several books such as Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Tees : 50 Things to do With a T-shirt, Button Up and more. Jennifer has also been profiled in books including Handmade Nation, Craft Corps and Blogging for Bliss.
When Jennifer is not working (which is not often) she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, dogs and cat in their kitschy South Austin home.
Sublime Stitching is the first craft design company to offer updated needlework patterns and kits for anyone not turned on by ducks in bonnets. Launched by embroidery artist Jenny Hart in 2001, Sublime Stitching caters to beginners and experts alike looking for new styles in crafting.
Tina Sparkles is a creative activist, pro-am fashion designer and freelance fashion sewing teacher. She stopped buying new clothes in 2005 because she wanted to stop contributing to the cycle of mass production and its effects on people and the environment; so instead she makes a lot of her own clothes, refashions vintage & thrift finds and scores big time at clothes swaps. She has a book coming out September 14, 2010 through Taunton Press called Little Green Dresses. The book is all about taking DIY fashion to the max with a special focus on refashioning fresh new items from already existing materials. Tina loves teaching people how to sew. She teaches fashion sewing classes at an Austin-based sewing studio called The Stitch Lab (stitchlab.biz) and also teaches fashion art workshops at a local private high school.
Vickie Howell is a mother, self-taught designer, writer, spokesperson, viral marketing consultant and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of 8 seasons of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty. She’s the author of 6, craft-based books (Including Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time, a columnist for I LovetoCreate.com and PBS Parents, and the National Spokesperson for Caron International. For more about Vickie, her patterns and projects, go to: www.vickiehowell.com.