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Design*Sponge book tour in Seattle

Last night Grace was here in Seattle on the Design*Sponge at Home book tour and I was lucky enough to get to attend the crafting class that she’s holding as part of book tour.

Here is Grace demonstrating stamping our designs into wax. Hi Grace!

Know what we did? We wood burned our own wax seals. And then we got to practice stamping them into the hot wax.

In retrospect it seems incredibly dangerous. I mean, we were sitting in a store with wood floors that was filled with clothing and hanging paper decorations. Our tables were cluttered with exacto knives, hot pokers, matches and flammable wax. It was incredibly fun.

I managed to not accidentally set fire to myself or Melanie, whose hands you see here demonstrating how to do some wood burning. I’m very clumsy so reporting I didn’t burn Seattle to the ground comes as a great relief as well as a point of pride.

If you’re headed to one of the book tour events all I can advise is that you get there early, the line for her book signing wound through the store, down the stairs, out the front door and down the block. Congratulations Grace!

Also in the store that night was this installation by Matthew Parker. These were all hand folded geometric paper shapes and it was, there is no better way to say this, really cool. His business card says “stay rad” on it. Awesome.

· comments [9] · 09-30-2011 · categories:books · events ·

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  • 1 Katie // Sep 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I was there for this event (well not the crafting) but the signing! The lines might have been long…but at least there was champagne?!

  • 2 Sydney // Sep 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Seeing all the photos and everything from the events are making me SO excited (and impatient) for the London event!

  • 3 brianne // Sep 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I was there for the signing, too – I saw you out of the corner of my eye and was going to come say hi, but then I turned around and you were gone! Sneaky sneaky.

  • 4 blair/wise craft // Sep 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I was so bummed to miss it, looks like it was fun!

  • 5 lyndsey @ the stationery place // Sep 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    i had such a fun time at the craft night! and yes, i’m equally amazed that we didn’t burn the place down :) so great to hang w/ fellow seattle crafters!

  • 6 Melanie // Sep 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

    It was so much fun. I’m glad I had a chance to meet you, Megan! Thanks for not burning me. :)

  • 7 Andrea // Sep 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    It was a great event! And, YES, I’m surprised we didn’t burn the place down. Especially because I almost lit my hair on fire, haha.

  • 8 megan // Sep 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Brianne – Sorry! Truth is I’m imaginary :)

    Lyndsey and Andrea – So sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you!

  • 9 Mara // Oct 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    That sounds sooo wonderful! How fun to bring a bit of crafts into the book launch!

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