Category: Indie-Craft

One of my Craft How-To Blog posts is featured on!!

You may remember one of my very first posts was a “How To” post on creating a Keepsake “Book” for my wedding cards. Well, someone on saw it (or a version of it I posted on their community site ( and one of their editors wrote it up as a featured DIY article on their blog!


I’m now officially a contributing member of the online craft community! And the best part is Shrie, the editor, was SO generous about giving Swap-O-Rama-Rama a shout out at the beginning AND end of the post!


Swap-O-Rama-Rama Volunteer Meeting – Sat, Jan 23 11am


If you’re in Chicago on Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m. you should stop by the Swap-O-Rama-Rama Chicago Volunteer Meeting! I will be talking all about this amazing annual event and getting to know all the awesome crafters and craft-enablers who show up! We need your help!


  • Sewers – Take a shift assisting SORR participants at a sewing machine station.
  • Silkscreen Artists/Helpers – Submit artwork for the screens and/or assist participants at a silkscreen station.
  • Workshop Leaders – Teach a craft or technique to participants.
  • Musicians and D.J.s – Play a set or 2 to keep the energy high and creative juices flowing throughout the weekend.
  • General Helpers – Assist before and during the event with everything from putting up posters in your neighborhood to sorting clothing at the event.
  • Designers – Show off your 1st Hand designs using 2nd Hand materials in our Inspiration Fashion Show! Get your designs on a runway and win fabulous prizes!

All volunteers receive a free pass to SORR Chicago!

Sat, Jan 23 @ 11 am

Chicago Waldorf School
1300 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL
Map & Parking

(We’ll be meeting in a classroom in the storefront directly
across the street from the Main Office)


What is Swap-O-Rama-Rama?
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. At SORR Chicago 2010, we’ll also have an amazing inspiration fashion show, live music, a screening of indie-craft documentary Handmade Nation, and more!

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Chicago 2010
March 19-21

Chicago Waldorf School
1300 W Loyola, Chicago

All proceeds from SORR Chicago 2010 will benefit the following non-profits: Three Sisters Folk Arts School, Chicago Waldorf School & Swap-O-Rama-Rama (National Organization). Swap-O-Rama-Rama is licensed by a creative commons license. To learn more about past swaps or swaps in other cities, please visit We’d like to thank our sponsors, Yudu and Studio Chicago.