Crafty Ass Female

An audio show about the resourceful ways we women are living our lives, and the crafty projects we create.

About the show

Crafty Ass Female is a podcast dedicated to helping women embrace and use their power and creativity. We believe you are a capable BADASS, who already has all the tools you need to make beautiful things and make beautiful things happen. We’re just here to remind you.

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  • Episode 119: Botanical Art w/ Adriana Picker

    March 16th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 13 secs

    Today on the podcast we are thrilled to bring you Adriana Picker, a New York based, Australian born Illustrator and author, with a lifelong passion for for botanical illustration, and for the real thing - flowers and plants.

    Petal - A world of flowers through an Artist’s eye will be published in April 2020 and is Adriana’s fourth book to date. A compendium of illustrated floral wonder, Petal reveals the colours, details and unique sculptural beauty of nature’s most remarkable creations and features over 200 flowers from 27 plant families.

  • Episode 118: New Wave Crafting w/ Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    March 9th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 54 secs

    Today on the podcast we have Amber Kemp-Gerstel Amber Kemp Gerstel, the founder and creative director of Damask Love: a creative lifestyle blog all about doable DIY. In 2018 Amber Kemp-Gerstel was a finalist on NBC’s Making It, you can find Amber on Disney+ as the host of their new, original show Disney Family Sundays.

    You can also find Damask Love products at Office Depot and JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores or take a dive on the creative side with her newest venture YayDay Paper Company - a digital subscription service offering delightfully designed stationery, craft projects and planner goodies that you can print from home.

  • Episode 117: Being @KELLOFAPLAN w/ Heather Kell

    March 2nd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  48 mins 34 secs

    Today on the podcast we are bringing you #plannerbabe Heather Kell. Heather Kell is a content creator who combines her passion for teaching with her love for creative planning. She uses both her YouTube channel and Instagram account to teach others how to plan a life they love! Heather lives just outside of Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and their two dogs.

  • Episode 116: Awesome Ladies Live 2020

    February 24th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 56 secs

    The fourth annual Awesome Ladies Live Feminist Scrapbooking Retreat hosted by our very own Kristin 'rukristin' Tweedale will be taking place in her home town of East Lansing, Michigan the weekend of July 24th - 26th, 2020. It is AWESOME! There are LADIES! ...and we craft together LIVE! This epiosde is all about it!

  • Episode 115: A+K Discuss Color

    February 17th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  50 mins 23 secs

    In this episode, A + K talk about COLOR! As a kid, choosing a color out of the crayon box was one of the the first things we had agency over.

    Amanda + Kristin talks about the magic of COLOR and different ways we work color int our worlds.

  • Episode 114: Pieces of Us, Ali Edwards' Self Portrait Challenge

    February 10th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins

    Sometimes a creative community challenge comes along at just the right time that gets a crafty ass female excited to take pictures, share content, and have a load of fun! ENTER: Ali Edwards’ PIECES OF US, Self-Portrait Adventure!

  • Episode 113: Snail Mail Superstar Author Sara McNally

    February 3rd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 1 min

    Constellation & Co uses the power of words and the magic of snail mail to connect people and make us all feel less alone. Sara is the author of The Year I Became Snail Mail Superstar, a memoir about the importance of handwritten correspondence, feeling our feelings, and making peace with grief.

    When Sara’s not working at the shop, she’s sending snail mail to her loved ones, lusting over stationery and fountain pens, admiring her jungle of houseplants and spending time with her husband and son.

  • Episode 112: Crafting a Routine

    January 27th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 6 secs

    WE’RE BACK FROM OUR HOLIDAY HIATUS WITH NEW A SHOW! Continuing with Season 5’s theme of REFLECTION, today A + K are reflecting on their current routines and discussing the idea of how to “craft” one.

  • Episode 111: From the Vault: Lisa Congdon

    January 20th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Today we have THE ONE, THE ONLY Lisa Congdon on the podcast! Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world, and is the author of eight books, including the her latest: Find Your Artist Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.

  • Episode 110: From the Vault: Austin Kleon

    January 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Austin Kleon talks to A + K about his new book Keep Going and how it’s a bit of a corrective to the first two books in his three-part series.

    Austin also shares his thoughts on library tourism, the importance of sharing the work of others, and his eye-roll reaction to the phrase ‘creative journey’.

    A + K + Austin also discuss (1) how participating in a rich, creative life without the pressure of monetization can be a way to ‘build up your immune system’, (2) how feminism is the way for men to be free from their nightmares, and (3) how you should metaphorically try to ‘be your own gardener’.

  • Episode 109: From The Vault: Elise Blaha Cripe

    January 6th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  59 mins 12 secs

    Today on this From The Vault episode we have an explanation for why we love Elise Blaha Cripe so much, who launched the brand GET TO WORK BOOK® in 2015, and her first book Big Dreams, Daily Joys in October 2019. Elise’s true passion is in helping people set and work towards their goals.

  • Episode 108: From the Vault: Growth in Scrapbooking

    December 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Once upon a time, Amanda + Kristin launched episode 10 of this podcast answering the question WHY WE SCRAPBOOK. With season 4’s theme of GROWTH, we thought it was appropriate to revisit this question. We talk about how we’ve evolved our documenting hobby up until this point, and the shifts in our approach & execution.

  • Episode 107: From the Vault: Cathy Zielske

    December 23rd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 18 mins

    This is a from the Vault episode! Originally recorded in March 2019 -- this was one of our favorite episodes from this year and we decided to share it with you again, with a new intro!

    Cathy Zielske (pronounced simply as Zil-ski) gives us the backstory of how she got to where she is today, from her job as an assistant editor for a magazine to having a baby and freelancing to her foray into scrapbooking and how she ‘got hooked’.

  • Episode 106: One Little Word 2020

    December 16th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 13 mins

    According to Ali Edwards, the creator of the annual one little word® project, a single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting, or rich and soft and slow.

    In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their experiences leading up to choosing their words for 2020. Kristin … her new one little word®. Amanda… This episode reveals just how important this project is to us. xo

  • Episode 105: Planners for 2020

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  59 mins 53 secs

    In this episode, A + K talk about what their current planning system looks like going into the new year. The girls talk about how planning is like religion because it’s such a personal practice, and no matter how much you preach about what works for you, a person has to inevitably choose for themselves.

  • Episode 104: Art Witch Journaling w/ Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

    December 2nd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Today on the podcast we are excited to bring you Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd: art witch, feminist and archaeologist. She believes in the power of art to change lives and she teaches you how to do just that in her art journaling classes. She co-runs Art Witch Academy with her sister witches Caroline and Emily.