Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Austin Post's City-Wide White Elephant Party!

This month for our Third Thursday Mix & Make Crafty Hour, we'll be out at this fantastic shindig thrown by Austin Post! We're doing an awesome make & take {what you ask? it's a surprise!} and you're invited!

The deets: Bring a wrapped gag gift and exchange it for another wrapped gift, which could be a fabulous prize from a sponsor, or it could be Aunt Nelda's hand-crocheted coasters. Trading is A-OK, and you're required to write your gag gift on your nametag, so outlandishness is encouraged.

* Free drinks from Dulce Vida Tequila & St. Germain (a fabulous holiday Hibiscus Jalapeno Martini - sounds delish!)
* Dulce Vida and St. Germain tequila sunrise cupcakes from the Cupcake Fairy, MisoHungry herself
* Free pizza by Promise Pizza, one of the newest and greatest pizza spots in Round Rock
* Free sushi by Kenichi, one of Austin's sushi institutions
* Music by Twist and Shout
* Holiday Mischief Photobooth by Trevor Ray Thompson
* Holiday Hair & Makeup Touch-Ups by Johanna Esper of Bo Salon
* Sponsored by awesome local bloggers, including Austin Eavesdropper, MisoHungry, and Tit for Tat
* Gifts from Po Campo bags, *AnneMarie*, Merritt Gade, Sweet Wolf, Vintage Rehab, Bella Flora Creative, Lipsting Media & Lucy Blue Studio

***Secure your spot on the guest list - space is limited!
RSVP at***

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don't miss Cherrywood Art Fair this weekend!

The handmade holiday fun continues this weekend at the Cherrywood Art Fair! We'll be out there with a smorgasbord of fabulous handmade items & crafting kits. Over at The WonderCraft booth (just look for Stella, our shiny Airstream trailer!), we'll also be demonstrating lots of cool upcycled gift-wrapping techniques throughout the weekend.

Cherrywood is an amazing shopping paradise for those who love unique, handmade items & one-of-a-kind art - over 80 vendors! Here's a peek at a few. Plus lots of great live music, kids' activities, artist demos & a huge silent auction. Come on by! All the deets you need can be found at

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

EtsyAustin's Craft Riot! this weekend!

This weekend we'll be out at EtsyAustin's Craft Riot! at the headquarters of You don't want to miss this fabulous holiday bazaar! In addition to all of the lovely, handmade items you'll find there from the EtsyAustin team that will make unique gifts for everyone on your list, you'll also enjoy fantastic wine & yummy local treats & photos with Santa! Head over to EtsyAustin's blog to "Meet Your Makers" (including yours truly) and be sure to enter the Craft Riot ticket giveaway while you're at it! Avoid the mall & shop local & handmade! All 4 of us WonderCrafters will be there with Stella, with each of our own handmade items (we're all members of EtsyAustin, too) & nifty WonderCraft DIY kits for sale inside, as well as free hot cocoa! Come out & join us!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lights of Love 5k benefiting Austin's Ronald McDonald House

Wanna support Austin's Ronald McDonald House & make an adorable snowman ornament while you're at it? Then join us at the Lights of Love 5K! It will take place at the Mueller Hangar this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 pm. Here's what's happening:

* Run, jog or walk through SNOW provided by Event FX and Wolf Stuntworks at the Lights of Love 5K & Kids K Finish Line
* Take your picture with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald
* Let your kids enjoy our holiday crafts area, with great activities from The Wondercraft
* Bring the entire family for kids entertainer, Mr. Leebot
* Listen to great music on the course and at the Hangar
* Kids K finishers enjoy a finisher's prize and the first girl and first boy receive a framed 16x20 portrait from Kiddie Kandids
* Enjoy the festive lights and hot chocolate stop on the 5K course
* Don't miss the annual lighting of the Mueller Tower.

More details on the Lights of Love Event Information page. You can also read 5 Ways to Join the Fun to find out how you can join the run, sponsor a runner, or make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House. See you at the Hangar!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Visit our Airstream during the East Austin Studio Tour

Enjoy free, fun craft projects, local food & drinks and shopping our boutique full of wonderful local artists! We'll be parked in front of Creative Side. Lots more info on our Get Crafty blog. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beard Folks Art Show at Austin Handmade

Does this sound like fun or what?!
Beard Folks Art Show featuring the work of Corinne Loperfido. Other artists featured along with DIY demos by The Wondercraft & music from Team Fabrication.

Friday, Oct. 16 - 6:30 to 9:30pm - at Austin Handmade

Sponsors include: Saint Arnold Brewery, Birds Barbershop, Treaty Oak Rum, The Wondercraft, Sugar Mamma's Bakeshop

Raffle & Giveaways, first come first served!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mixx & Make Pre-Halloween Craftacular

Red Rum! Red Rum! Treaty Oak red rum, that is! Plus lots more - come out & see the glitz & ghouls! Saturday, 10/24 from 9pm-2am at Mixx on 6th Street. Make a fabulous or freaky mask with us! RSVP online to get in for $6. $8 at the door.


This is gonna be a blast, y'all! Ticket price includes all supplies for the challenge, 2 California rolls & a drink. Get your advance tix thru Google Checkout & save $2! Just click on the button below.

Get Your Art On - free kick-off festival First Thursday!

The Greater Austin Creative Alliance (formerly Austin Circle of Theaters) kicks off its month-long Get Your Art On celebration with an afternoon of free family fun at Wooldridge Park! In a festival atmosphere, participants of all ages will have ample entertainment throughout the event, and KLBJ AM will be on the scene. Of course we'll be there to join in the fun, too! Come by & make some art with us! Thursday, October 1, 4pm–7pm.

Other event highlights include: Greater Tuna’s Aunt Pearl (Joe Sears) making Halloween cards and crafts with kids; The Biscuit Brothers of PBS as strolling minstrels; theatrical excerpts from Austin Bike Zoo’s “Wheels of Wonderland,” an imaginative treatment of Alice in Wonderland; improv comedy courtesy of The Hideout; visual arts from Art Alliance Austin, featuring The WonderCraft [that's us!]; and musical performances by The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts, featuring YouthCast Choice Award winners, “AfterMath.” Whew! That's a ton of entertainment!

Kick-off festival participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite artistic character and to bring their own chairs &/or blankets for seating. The event has no rain date.

Get Your Art On events will happen around Austin from October 1–31, in theaters, galleries, museums, parks, schools, cinemas, studios, streets and more! This month-long celebration is in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month and is presented by The Greater Austin Creative Alliance (formerly Austin Circle of Theaters) together with CreateAustin and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. For more information on Get Your Art On, please visit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Make a Recycled Creature with Us 9/26 at Jerry's!

On Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 12-3pm, we'll be out at Jerry's Artarama with Stella, our fabulous mobile crafting unit Airstream trailer, for a day filled with DIY fun! We'll be doing a Recycled Creatures demo where you can join in and make your own unique, earth-friendly work of art to take home, free of charge! How about an owl? Or perhaps a robot?

There will also be in-store watercolor demos by Kathleen McElwaine, tasty refreshments by NadaMoo, and student band The Rotators, led by instructor Ross Carnes of the Sri Atmananda Memorial School. This is a day of fun for the whole family, so be sure to bring out the kiddos! Best of all, admission is free. Don't miss out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Announcing our new Mix & Make Crafty Hours!

September 17th @ Imperia (3rd Thurs.), 310 Colorado St.

Get Crafty with The WonderCraft! Mix & Make Happy Hour @ Imperia. On Third Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, Drop in, grab a cosmo and a california roll & work on make your own upcycled hats/scarves with The WonderCraft. Network, relax and enjoy crafting/making/stitch'n/bitch'n/& upcycling!

Admission is $20 at the event & $18 for early sign-up: includes class, materials, entry into a giveaway, 1 drink (Specialty Martinis) & a california roll.

For discount admission sign-up now & reserve your spot.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Join us at We Make Stuff, Sept. 19

We Make Stuff will be another fantastic evening of art, music & fashion brought to you by Electric Promotions. A variety of Austin artists & designers, musicians, vendors, retail boutiques and food & drink sponsors will be there, plus a fashion show and a skateboard painting contest! We WonderCraft gals will be there to offer a fun "Make & Take" project, and help out our EtsyAustin teammates with a DIY screenprinting table. Come by to print your own "I Make Stuff" t-shirt. Tres chic!

Hope to see you there! September 19, 7pm - 12am at The Scoot Inn.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stella to appear at the Handmade Nation Screening & Craft Fair on Sept. 6

Author/Filmmaker Faythe Levine will be in town Labor Day Weekend for a book signing party on Saturday at Domy Books, and of course the film screenings & Q&A sessions on Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. We are very excited to have been invited to participate in the fun at this Austin premiere! We'll be part of the craft bazaar featuring about a dozen local artists outside of the Drafthouse on Sunday, 9/6. It will be from noon to 6pm, so come by before the movie! We'll be there with Stella, our vintage Airstream trailer, doing a crafty "Make & Take" project that you won't want to miss. Then we'll enjoy the movie & head over to the Post-screening Shabang at Austin Handmade! Get all the deets for the weekend & buy your tix on Sublime Stitching's site!