When a problem comes along,
you must stitch it,
Before the cream sets out too long,
you must stitch it,
No one gets away
until they stitch it,
I say stitch it,
Stitch it Good!
Y'all listen up, Stitch Austin 2007 is here in just four short days! I've been thinking about Stitch for months, and everytime that Devo song pops into my head.
You hipsters already know about Stitch. And lucky you, I believe you can still get tickets. Stitch Fashion Show and Guerilla Craft Bar in Austin just keeps getting bigger every year, hey, it is Texas after all. It's getting such a big following that the Stitch folks had to change their venue, because the seams were threatening to burst. Stitch Austin, promises to be a great year for all Indie fashion mavens, hip crafty craftsters, and those who just wanna be on the scene and find one of a kind crafts and gifts for the holidays to suit the discriminating tastes of your dear ones. It takes a whole lotta energy to put on a show, especially one with a following and reputation as Stitch.
November 10th, the red carpets roll out for some of the wildest, coolest threads, handmade from talented hands across the good ol' USA, and its'a all happening in the best little town in Texas, which everyone knows is Austin, home of the legendary Bluebird Cafe and some of the best music going in the world. (Whew! Where is my prize for the world's longest run-on sentence?) And I don't have to tell you about Austin's world famous cuisine, including the best Tex-Mex east of the border. Chuy's anyone?
Jessy, Jen and the rest of our gorgeous and twangy Texas famiglia are putting on a helluva show this year. Okay, they're not that twangy, not like we were in Georgia, but hey this is my blog and I if I want my Texas gals to be twangy, why can't they be? The Austin famiglia puts a lot of thought and planning, and a few sweat and tears into each show. Lots of great music, food, fashion and craft. My friend Queen Puff Puff will be there with her gorgeous, girly hand bags, (Hey Nicole!) Nicole is gonna have a great time at Stitch. Have you all seen her bags? Audrey Hepburn meets Valley of the Doll's Jacqueline Susann, very tres vampilicious. Just the thing for holiday soirees and the prettiest bag under the christmas tree. We're getting together some Petaluma Craft Mafia swag for her to take to the capitol of Texas and dispense to those longing for a taste of Petaluma Craft Mafia and our fair city.
And speaking of bags, the goodie bags at the Stitch show make me green with envy. Blue Q, (I heart gnome lip balm and have worn mine down to a stub), Sublime Stitching, Ach Ach Liebling. And this year's sponsors are tops, Venus, Bust, Beauty Bar to name a few.
Actually, I'm tired of name dropping already now. I'm just feeling a little green. Yeah, uh-huh with envy I think. But maybe next year Petaluma Craft Mafia will go to Stitch! Until then, I think some of my crafty famiglia across the country will be mosying on down to Austin to drink in the festivities and feast their eyes on the fashion and crafts and participate as well.
The Petaluma Craft Mafia, are going to produce our very own 'Stitch Petaluma' Show in the future. Artists, crafters, models, make-up people and of course crafty designers, you know you are being summoned. We might use the Phoenix for our show. Still looking for a venue. If you want to be on our mailing list for events as a partcipant, vendor, or volunteer send me an e-mail.
If you are a crafty fashion designer or crafty business person, wanting to get your own business together, Stitch has a fabulous grant for doing just that. So get together your business plan and your faboo ideas and send it to Stitch. You never know until you try. A percentage of the proceeds go to charitable foundations such as the Lupus Foundation.
So, what are you waiting for? Fly the friendly skies, or hit the highway for Stich with a mason jar full of texas tea in style - that would be in a open-topped, ol' red and shiny caddy with bull horns for a hood ornament. Hey, at least that's the way I'd arrive in Texas. So you think they'd let me over the border in that kind of rig?
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
The Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St / 78701/ exhibit hall one
4:00 p.m. doors open -fashion show at 9:30 p.m.
And remember, it's not too late to Stitch it, Stitch it good!