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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 67: Wrapping Up Working Smarter, Not Harder (Season 3 Finale)

    March 18th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 14 mins

    We are celebrating the FINALE of the THIRD SEASON of Crafty Ass Female (!!!) with the one, the only Megan Anderson! Most of you know her as Kristin's soul-lady + BFF or as the creative behind The Nerd Nest. Megan is a wife, mom & caretaker to many children of various ages, and memory keeper extraordinaire. Here we go!

  • Episode 66: Wonderfully Witty Wisdom w/ Cathy Zielske

    March 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Boy, did we land a ‘GET’ in today’s guest! We are thrilled to have the one, the only, the witty, the wise, and the wonderful Cathy Zielske on the show today. All hail the QUEEN of CRAP-FREE SCRAPBOOKING! Both Amanda + Kristin have followed her for years and agree that her presence + voice in this creative crafting community we all known & love is unmatched and unparalleled. It is our pleasure to bring her to you with this episode.

  • Episode 65: What Is and Isn't Serving You w/ Tiffany Han

    March 4th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We are thrilled to have Kristin’s homegirl Tiffany Han on the show today! Tiffany Han is a life coach who teaches smart, driven women how to raise their hands and say yes to all the things they want to do, be, and say without compromising their standards—or their sanity.

  • Episode 64: Constellation & Co. Snail Mail Superstar Sara McNally

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

    Sara McNally gives us her creative backstory from going to school for graphic design, designing greeting cards from home, working “terrible ad-agency jobs”, doing a letterpress printing internship, to ‘falling ass-backwards’ into owning her business. She talks about trying to figure out how to blend her love of making things, working with her hands, and writing.

    Sara feels like her superpower is brevity + efficiency, and talks about the complexity of her designs is in their simplicity. Brilliant! She also talks about the abundance mindset vs. the scarcity mindset, ‘pruning back’ different aspects of her business, needing to learn how to delegate tasks to her team, + standing behind her business decisions.

  • Episode 63: Unapologetic Growth w/ Gretchen Klobucar

    February 18th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Gretchen Klobucar is bomb right out the gate with talk of her one little word and The Enneagram Test. She quickly goes into the ways that she has grown and become more mature over these past few months. The girls also discuss their evolved definitions of ‘happy’ .

    Gretchen reveals the meaning behind her handle @planfortomorrEAUX, her perspective on her online identity + being a brand ambassador, authenticity on social media,

  • Episode 62: Relationship 'Next Steps' Episode

    February 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Amanda + Kristin talk about where each other are in their personal partner relationships. Kristin has been with Jeff for 10 years now, and Amanda just got out of a relationship + is newly single. A & K chat about the next steps they’ve been thinking of and all that’s swirled into this topic.

    The girls discuss lessons learns, questions they have, and who has been influencing them on the internet.

  • Episode 61: The Break-Up Episode

    February 4th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins

    It is the month of LOVE and we here at Crafty Ass Female thought we’d be a bit rebellious and chat on the topic of break-ups because —as you ladies probably already know — breaking up is hard to do! Amanda just went through (is still going through?) a major one, and Kristin’s had her fair share of them as well. We only scratched the surface with this episode, but scratched it has been.

  • Episode 60: Working Smarter Not Harder

    January 28th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  59 mins 9 secs

    Amanda + Kristin talk about how they’ve been actualizing this season’s theme WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, while sprinkling fun chit-chat back and forth about TV and TV Guide Christmas trees and other things on their mind. (Let’s keep it casual.)

    A + K also talk about working smarter in terms of reorganizing your space, and shifting the way you react to the alarm signals your brain can send you.

  • Episode 59: From the Vault: Comparison-itis

    January 21st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Hey, crafty ass females! Today’s show is our fourth re-release from our episode archives that we are affectionately calling ‘FROM THE VAULT’. As we prepare for the second half of season 3 - we will be pulling some of our most relevant & favorite episodes from season 1 to share with you again. TODAY: a re-release of EP. 14 where Amanda + Kristin talk about the 'rut of the mind' called COMPARISON-ITIS. Enjoy, if you haven’t heard it yet.

  • Episode 58: From the Vault: Why We Scrapbook

    January 14th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Hey, crafty ass females! We are two weeks into the new year + here we go! Today’s show is another re-release from our episode archives that we are affectionately calling ‘FROM THE VAULT’. As we prepare for the second half of season 3 - we will be pulling some of our most relevant & favorite episodes from seasons 1 + 2 to share with you again. TODAY: a re-release of EP. 10 where Amanda + Kristin explore the question ‘WHY DO WE SCRAPBOOK?’. Enjoy, if you haven’t heard it yet.

  • Episode 57: From the Vault: What's My Thing

    January 7th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Hey, crafty ass females! This post is another re-release from our episode archives that we are affectionately calling ‘FROM THE VAULT’. As we prepare for the second half of season 3 - we will be pulling some of our most relevant & favorite episodes from seasons 1 + 2 to share with you again. TODAY: a re-release of EP. 08 where Amanda + Kristin explore the question ‘WHAT’S YOUR THING?’. Enjoy, if you haven’t heard it yet.

  • Episode 56: From the Vault: Best Nine 2019

    December 31st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Hey, crafty ass females! Happy New Year’s Eve! This post is our first re-release from our episode archives that we are affectionately calling ‘FROM THE VAULT’. Today and for the next few Mondays - as Amanda + Kristin are prepping for the second half of season 3 - we will be pulling some of our most relevant & favorite episodes from seasons 1 + 2 to share with you again. First up: a re-release of EP. 05 on the social media phenomenon known as BEST NINE. Enjoy, if you’ve never heard it before.

  • Episode 55: The Holiday Mid-Season Finale

    December 24th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 13 secs

    Amanda + Kristin start the episode chatting about where they are with their December Dailies and what’s been working. They then go into talking about how they got “so much better at life this year” and explore if the podcast could have had something to do with that. (Ummm…DUH.)

    A + K also talk about growing up, how self-respect means being able to take care of yourself, the pursuit of happiness vs. happiness, and the importance of asking for HELP.

  • Episode 54: The 1 Year Anniversary Episode

    December 17th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 54 secs

    In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin reflect about favorite moments, lessons learned, + what it’s been like to host this podcast for the past year.

    A + K talk about how they measure success when it comes to the podcast, a little behind the scenes of how the show’s produced (thanks, Jeff!), and the difference between being driven and being drawn.

  • Episode 53: Diving Deeper into One Little Word

    December 10th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 2 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 2019. After ‘trying on’ many different words, Kristin recently woke up to her new one little word®. Amanda, on the other hand, has known her word for a while, and in explaining how + why - for the first time in the podcast’s history - sheds some tears. This episode reveals just how important this project is to us. xo

  • Episode 52: Craft Hangout w/ Eliza Kapitan

    December 3rd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  53 mins 19 secs

    Eliza Kapitan talks to A + K about how her podcast Craft Hangout came to be + how it’s evolved. She also discusses attending + speaking at Podcast Movement, the world’s largest gathering of podcasters.

    The ladies then chat about keeping the imperfect parts of conversations while recording into the final cut of the episode, and how Eliza makes guests feel at ease right from the beginning.