The Sweetie Pie Press (aka Becky) is a one woman craft extravaganza that specializes in pin back buttons, secret message envelopes and crocheted goods. Becky has been running self-produced multi-month craft tours of North America since 2006 and now needs your help to make her summer craft tour happen!
The 2011 tour will take The Sweetie Pie Press from coast to coast spanning just shy of four months. Tentative plans include stops in Austin, Atlanta, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Providence, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Denver, Eureko, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Bisbee, Albuquerque, Lawrence, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. How do you know she's not just going on holiday? You can follow her adventures on the sweetie pie press blog which has been sharing touring encounters since 2008.
I first came across the sweetie pie press on the world wide web and was then told by a few (un-related) friends that I should meet her. I looked up her website, sent her an email and she was kind enough to participate in our featured artist series back in 2009. Funny enough, we spent four years at the same high school and had no idea!
As a part of the DIY community, I am asking you to help another crafter. Watch the video above to learn why the tour is in danger of not happening this year. Share some handmade love. Pledge and receive rewards such as zines, pinback button sets, postcards and more... and, we are happy to announce that for every $1 you pledge, Got Craft will match it up to $1000.00. Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and DIY culture by supporting events just like this. We believe in spreading handmade happiness and supporting artists in doing what they do best.