Thursday, December 10, 2009

Movie on my wishlist

Just a short one today. I really am trying to get back to doing this, it's just been a little busy lately. I'm Trying to gear up to sell some of my craftiness, so that's been occupying a lot of my time. Also, tons of handmade Christmas things this year. I'm knitting a ton of Christmas presents and my boyfriend's mother came up with a cool idea for some gifts she's giving and I was helping her with it. She was giving some necklaces and wanted to put this in cloth bags. I used some simple cotton fabric and sewed them into gift bags. Then, to save myself the trouble of hemming the tops and also because I thought it would look kinda festive, I used pinking shears along the top edge. We tied them with some silver and gold elastic cord. Totally cute and it didn't take me long at all!

But that's so not what I planned on posting about. I really wanted to tell you guys about the DVD that's at the top of my list this Christmas. I was reading the Alt-Weekly, The Shepherd Express,
and stumbled across an article about a documentary made my Faythe Levine, who happens to be a resident of my newly-adopted hometown of Milwaukee, WI.

Her documentary is called Handmade Nation and as her blog describes it, it's about "the rise of DIY and the new wave of art, craft and design." I don't know about you, but sounds right up my alley. It's being showcased at various places around the country and is also available on DVD. Sadly, I can't make the showing in my area, so I'm going to have to hope that a little elf is reading my blog (ahem, DBF :)

Also, if anyone has already seen it, I'd love to know what you thought of it. Please post your comments.

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