I believe in regular people like me and you telling our stories our way.
I believe in the habitual, typed-out processing of life events, i.e. "this is what has happened to me and this is how I'm moving through the world with it."
I believe in sharing our brave, weird, niched talents/hobbies/obsessions with the world.
I believe in real talk, flawed images, and that getting things out is better than keeping them in.
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June 24th, 2020 | Season 6 | 55 mins 5 secs
WHOA! What is this? An episode of Crafty Ass Female going LIVE on a…WEDNESDAY?! But since the beginning of the podcast, A + K have always had shows go live on Mondays! Yes, we hear you faithful listeners, and in response - in our best Ross Gellar voice - we shout: PIVOT!
June 15th, 2020 | Season 6 | 58 mins 15 secs
The first official day of summer is upon us and as we wonder what this outdoor, sunny season will look like while we try to acclimate from phase to phase after a sheltered-in few months, Amanda + Kristin are on the show sharing a few of their inspired summer plans, hoping it’ll get you to make some too.
June 8th, 2020 | Season 6 | 1 hr 8 mins
Do you have COMPARISON-itis? ...you know...that monster inside your head that makes it reeeeaaallly hard NOT to compare yourself to other crafters, artists, and humans who you feel are just doing better than you are. There's a definite difference between feeling INSPIRED by who someone is + what they do, and catching the ITIS about it.
June 1st, 2020 | Season 6 | 54 mins 42 secs
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May 25th, 2020 | Season 6 | 1 hr 22 secs
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to bring you Cara Newhart a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who’s here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials. Her goal is to help women dive deeper than pin-worthy rooms and beat the ”boys club” culture of home improvement to empower women ton design homes they love on their terms.
May 18th, 2020 | Season 6 | 51 mins 50 secs
You are an amazing human and you’ve got amazing stories to tell. Learning how to tell those authentic stories starts with figuring out who you are as the storyteller. Kristin’s six week course FIND YOUR VOICE calls us to learn more about ourselves, what we love, and the things that drive us to tell our own stories. This is the episode all about it!
May 11th, 2020 | Season 6 | 55 mins 56 secs
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to bring you Lauren Hooper, crafter, adventurer, and storyteller. She has been living overseas with her husband and pup for 6 years and has created a career out of creativity and adventure. She co-founded the Get Messy Art Journal program and now she runs Radiant Art Retreats, hosts the podcast How She Creates, teaches online courses for creatives at lauren-likes.com, and is currently redesigning her popular travel art journal which will be available this spring. Her work explores the intersection of art, travel and good in the world.
May 4th, 2020 | Season 6 | 53 mins 26 secs
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to bring you Tina Aszmus, who runs the design studio LifeLovePaper. Tina designs and illustrates memory keeping products, having designed for Studio Calico and the Kelly Purkey Shop. She currently freelances and provides digital shop items as well as special paper mailings which include limited edition screen prints, zines and stickers. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband, son and a very loved dog.
April 27th, 2020 | Season 6 | 57 mins 36 secs
Today on the podcast we have Tracey Clark, a freelance writer, photographer, and mom of two nearly grown up girls. She’s the creator of The Picture Series, founder of Shutter Sisters, and her communal photo project Picture Home starts May 1st. Tracey enjoys sharing insights and inspiration through online classes and gatherings and events nationwide and believes that perspective—and love—changes everything.
April 20th, 2020 | Season 6 | 1 hr 11 mins
Today on the podcast we have Heather Spooner, a full-time hand lettering artist, muralist, and educator. She owns Ampersand Lettering Lab, in Traverse City, Michigan. Heather works with a variety of of mediums to create original hand lettered art for print, mural installation and various freelance projects. She lives with her wife in Northern Michigan.
April 13th, 2020 | Season 6 | 58 mins 32 secs
Today on the podcast we have Jennifer Thompson - wife, mother, and creative soul. Jennifer is a fellow Michigander and lover of sarcasm and humor. She enjoys paper crafts, memory keeping, bible journaling and DIY projects. Her job in sales and event coordinating plays to her strengths: talking to people and making sure things are organized and in order.
April 6th, 2020 | Season 6 | 59 mins 35 secs
Today on the podcast we have Joy Frame, from Northern Michigan, where she currently works as a social worker. She aims to open Cabin Fever Coffee and Play House in 2020. Cabin Fever offers families an opportunity to grow, play and engage in play in a clean and bright environment. Cabin fever will offer song and play classes for parents and children to attend, open play hours and space rental for family friendly events.
March 30th, 2020 | Season 6 | 1 hr 1 min
Today on the podcast we have MK Anderson, who graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a political science degree in 2017 and then immediately opened her own wedding and event planning firm! She produces 15+ weddings a year all over the Chicagoland area, Notre Dame, Minneapolis, and more!
March 23rd, 2020 | Season 6 | 1 hr 2 mins
A + K start off by exposing the elephant in the room: we’re QUARANTINED. We’re all at home, things are rapidly changing, and we’re all doing our best amongst all of it. We’re happy to be in season 6 - with over half a million downloads under our belt - and we’re happy RESILIENCE is the lens through which this season will be viewed through.
Amanda talks about how she plans to be resilient for the next 100 days at home in quarantine, and Kristin talks about falling into the ‘I’M FINE’ trap and how you have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself.
The girls also discuss how RESILIENCE will be showing up in the form of redefining what expectations are realistic and unrealistic for each of us.
March 16th, 2020 | Season 5 | 54 mins 13 secs
Today on the podcast we are thrilled to bring you Adriana Picker, a New York based, Australian born Illustrator and author, with a lifelong passion for for botanical illustration, and for the real thing - flowers and plants.
Petal - A world of flowers through an Artist’s eye will be published in April 2020 and is Adriana’s fourth book to date. A compendium of illustrated floral wonder, Petal reveals the colours, details and unique sculptural beauty of nature’s most remarkable creations and features over 200 flowers from 27 plant families.
March 9th, 2020 | Season 5 | 54 mins 54 secs
Today on the podcast we have Amber Kemp-Gerstel Amber Kemp Gerstel, the founder and creative director of Damask Love: a creative lifestyle blog all about doable DIY. In 2018 Amber Kemp-Gerstel was a finalist on NBC’s Making It, you can find Amber on Disney+ as the host of their new, original show Disney Family Sundays.
You can also find Damask Love products at Office Depot and JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores or take a dive on the creative side with her newest venture YayDay Paper Company - a digital subscription service offering delightfully designed stationery, craft projects and planner goodies that you can print from home.