Monday, September 7, 2009

Austin, TX - day five

Day five in Austin was all about the Handmade Nation screening! It was great to meet other crafty vendors, to see all of their goods and of course, re-visit with Faythe.

Craft fair set up on the side of the theatre.

Installation by Knitta (they are from Houston).

Airstreams in Austin are quite popular. Most of them are used as food carts (i.e. mobile cupcakes from our day 1 post). Not this airstream though, this one was turned into a mobile DIY station called "The Wonder Craft". They hold all kind of classes for all ages including mold making, felting, clothing modification, jewelery making, paper beading, resin, drawing, up-cycling, decoupage and more. Plus, the girl pictured above, she's from Seattle and we had a great conversation about the weather differences!

Both shows in Austin were sold out! This was our first time to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Basically, you can eat and drink restaurant style food during the movie. Every other row of seats have been replaced by bench tables. Staff come and take your order prior to the start of the film from a full menu. The one drawback, is that once they turn down the lights, you can't really see what you are eating, but the food was delicious and we had a great time!

Q&A following the screening with (from left to right): Faythe Levine, Knitta, Whitney Lee, Kathie Sever and Jennifer Perkins

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