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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Nothing in life is free . . . except for awesome paper this Friday!!

It's a crafter's paradise here at Alaska Litho (one of my day jobs is working at a local printing company akLitho) and we are clearing out extra inventory of paper this Friday and Saturday - all day starting at 10am! Totally Brilliant!

There is neon paper and white paper, 8.5x11 sized and 11x17 sized, cream paper, and recycled paper, aaaaaaahhhhh- it's full of endless possibilities- my brain can barely comprehend, and my craft room is about to cry from overload.

Also, we've got extra monitors if you're a computer junky who needs to stock up.  Or teachers who want to load up for kids playtime.  Whatever your shtick - there is paper here for you.

This Friday and Sat at Ak Litho- near the mall at 8420 Airport Blvd.  Across and down one from Les Schwab- or better yet, right next to the new Aspen Hotel!

See you here!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'll-Ask-A-Crafter: Crafter Coming to Alaska

Dear Alaska Crafter,
I'll be in Alaska for a week on vacation in August-- Anchorage, Seward and thereabouts, and a drive up to Denali.  I am always on the lookout for local craft shops-- fabrics, yarn, other cool local craft items.

I live in New York, so I have plenty of stores here for this stuff (and not enough space to store all my purchases! :) ,  but I would love to get something super Alaskan on my trip.  For instance, in France, I bought a cross-stitch project of a blue Vespa and some Provencal fabric for table linens, in Japan I bought some scraps of kimono fabric that I haven't figured out what to do with yet.

In my cliched imagination, I see some bear- or moose- printed fabric that would make an awesome throw pillow for my city apartment.  But what does a local crafter think I should get in Alaska?  And do you have any suggestions where to get it?

Thanks for any help or advice! 
On My Way to the Big AK

Dear On My Way,
Let me be the first to welcome you to our great state! The tourist season is just days away for us here in Juneau and, like each year, we welcome crafters of all kinds. From crafting cruises, to cruisers who like to craft, independent visitors, family, friends and even locals, our state offers handcrafted takeaways of every kind to remind you of adventurous times passed and still to come.

Read more after the jump . . . 

And as this article is mostly focused on the Juneau area, if you are in the interior area of Alaska and have info to add please leave a comment so that all crafters coming to Alaska this season can find out where to go to get the goods!! Thanks so much!!!