Crafty Ass Female

An audio show about the resourceful ways we women are living our lives, and the crafty projects we create.

About the show

Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.


  • Episode 112: Crafting a Routine

    January 27th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 6 secs

    WE’RE BACK FROM OUR HOLIDAY HIATUS WITH NEW A SHOW! Continuing with Season 5’s theme of REFLECTION, today A + K are reflecting on their current routines and discussing the idea of how to “craft” one.

  • Episode 111: From the Vault: Lisa Congdon

    January 20th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Today we have THE ONE, THE ONLY Lisa Congdon on the podcast! Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world, and is the author of eight books, including the her latest: Find Your Artist Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.

  • Episode 110: From the Vault: Austin Kleon

    January 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Austin Kleon talks to A + K about his new book Keep Going and how it’s a bit of a corrective to the first two books in his three-part series.

    Austin also shares his thoughts on library tourism, the importance of sharing the work of others, and his eye-roll reaction to the phrase ‘creative journey’.

    A + K + Austin also discuss (1) how participating in a rich, creative life without the pressure of monetization can be a way to ‘build up your immune system’, (2) how feminism is the way for men to be free from their nightmares, and (3) how you should metaphorically try to ‘be your own gardener’.

  • Episode 109: From The Vault: Elise Blaha Cripe

    January 6th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  59 mins 12 secs

    Today on this From The Vault episode we have an explanation for why we love Elise Blaha Cripe so much, who launched the brand GET TO WORK BOOK® in 2015, and her first book Big Dreams, Daily Joys in October 2019. Elise’s true passion is in helping people set and work towards their goals.

  • Episode 108: From the Vault: Growth in Scrapbooking

    December 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Once upon a time, Amanda + Kristin launched episode 10 of this podcast answering the question WHY WE SCRAPBOOK. With season 4’s theme of GROWTH, we thought it was appropriate to revisit this question. We talk about how we’ve evolved our documenting hobby up until this point, and the shifts in our approach & execution.

  • Episode 107: From the Vault: Cathy Zielske

    December 23rd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 18 mins

    This is a from the Vault episode! Originally recorded in March 2019 -- this was one of our favorite episodes from this year and we decided to share it with you again, with a new intro!

    Cathy Zielske (pronounced simply as Zil-ski) gives us the backstory of how she got to where she is today, from her job as an assistant editor for a magazine to having a baby and freelancing to her foray into scrapbooking and how she ‘got hooked’.

  • Episode 106: One Little Word 2020

    December 16th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 13 mins

    According to Ali Edwards, the creator of the annual one little word® project, a single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting, or rich and soft and slow.

    In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their experiences leading up to choosing their words for 2020. Kristin … her new one little word®. Amanda… This episode reveals just how important this project is to us. xo

  • Episode 105: Planners for 2020

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  59 mins 53 secs

    In this episode, A + K talk about what their current planning system looks like going into the new year. The girls talk about how planning is like religion because it’s such a personal practice, and no matter how much you preach about what works for you, a person has to inevitably choose for themselves.

  • Episode 104: Art Witch Journaling w/ Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

    December 2nd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd: art witch, feminist and archaeologist. She believes in the power of art to change lives and she teaches you how to do just that in her art journaling classes. She co-runs Art Witch Academy with her sister witches Caroline and Emily.

  • Episode 103: People Pleasing

    November 25th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 3 mins

    THE CRAFTY ASS FEMALE PODCAST IS NO STRANGER TO MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSIONS. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, Amanda & Kristin couldn’t think of a better time to discuss what often goes on around the holiday dinner table and all throughout the year for that matter: PEOPLE PLEASING! Yikes.

  • Episode 102: Rooted Reinvention w/ Katy-Rose Bye

    November 18th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Katy-Rose Bye! Katy-Rose is a teacher who helps soul-searchers + truth-seekers to connect with their inner strength, and unearth the secret weapons they were never taught.

    How? By teaching them to trust themselves, feel capable of handling daily stressors, & get clear on the next steps for their reinvention, without burning down the self-work progress they’ve done so far, so that they can stop power-struggling their way through life.

  • Episode 101: The Path of the Female Creative w/ Anna Lovind

    November 11th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Alicia Michelle talks to Amanda & Kristin about how she got into planning with an Erin Condren Life Planner, what her first impression was of The Happy Planner®, and how she ended up embracing the discs!

    Alicia also discusses the inspiration & evolution of her sticker business on esty and the process she goes through to ‘make stickers’.

  • Episode 100: A + K's Most Memorable Moments

    November 4th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  53 mins 22 secs

    In this episode, A + K talk about what it feels like to have 100 podcast episodes under their belt. The girls share their ‘why’ for agreeing to start the podcast with each other, and recount their top three most memorable moments.

  • Episode 99: Planner Stickers w/ Alicia Michelle

    October 28th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 53 secs

    Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Alicia Michelle XO - creative letterer, planner addict, and Etsy sticker shop owner. A loyalist (proud 6 on the Enneagram), Alicia is a single mama to her strong and tender 10-year-old son, Zac, and when she’s not spending hours cutting stickers and lettering special projects, she can be found reading or watching The Office for the thousandth time.

  • Episode 98: Crafty Epic-ness w/ Jennifer Perkins

    October 21st, 2019  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 23 secs

    Today on the podcast we have the one-and-only Jennifer Perkins, but you can call her Jen. She’s an Austin based mama, crafter, blogger, podcaster and thrift-a-holic. She’s all about crafts, kitsch, and kids and her crafty epic-ness is undeniable and irrefutable, especially during the holidays! We are thrilled to bring her to you!

  • Episode 97: Modern Day Memory Keeping w/ Kelly Purkey

    October 14th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Today on the podcast we have designer, documenter and Kelly Purkey Shop owner Kelly Purkey! Aside from being a talented graphic artist, content creator, and world traveler, Kelly is also Amanda & Kristin’s matchmaker since they first met at one of Kelly’s Workshops back in 2012. We’re thrilled to have her on to talk about her latest products!