HC Podcast

Share your crafting story and listen to other inspiring, crazy, sad, madcap and funny craft tales that other crafters have to tell, in the Hello Craft Podcast.

Tina Seamonster hosts this popular podcast that takes an inside look at every aspect  of crafting, such as, how crafters get their start, the ins and outs of opening a store, how puppets are made, and explores the desire in all of us to create. Best of all, this podcast is listener generated. The stories come directly from YOU, in your voice.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.  You’ll want to make something.

Every crafter has a story. Share yours now.

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Hello Craft Episode 14: Learning to Embroider


Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

In this week’s episode, Tina Seamonster (that’s me!) learns to embroider! And relax!

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* Above photo taken by Anya Seamonster, age 4.


Hello Craft Episode 13: Tigerflight


Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

In this week’s episode, Beth Baldwin finds herself stitching the words ‘thug life’.

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You can check out Beth’s shop online at http://www.tigerflight.etsy.com. Check out a gallery of the Mortal Plush show.


Hello Craft Episode 12: Tales from the Summit of Awesome

In this week’s episode, Summit attendee, Laurie Gonyea tells us about her business, Knit Outta the Box, which sells knitting kits for desperate knitters (in places like airports). Also in this episode is the Jenny Hart’s Craftnote speech about her business, Sublime Stitching.

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Wanna learn to stitch? Check out Jenny’s awesome instructions and fun patterns.


Hello Craft Episode 11: Like a Birdie

Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

This week, Laurie of Laurie Coyle Designs calls in with a tale of recycling/upcycling.

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Hello Craft Episode 9: Closing Up Shop


Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

This week, Lhay Browning Thriffiley shares the story of Avalon Sewing Co and how she had to close up shop.

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Hello Craft Episode 8: American Craft Council Baltimore

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Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

This week, we have three stories from crafters who will be presenting their work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 27 – March 1, 2009. We hear stories from Caitlin Phillips of Rebound Designs, Rania Hassan of Goshdarnknit and Shannon Delanoy of Sweet Pepita. All three tell us about past events that have made them the crafters they are today. For more information about the show, including times and ticket prices, check out craftcouncil.org/baltimore.

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Hello Craft Episode 6: Rainbow Trout

Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

This week, Mara Bradford gets creative with a gift for Uncle Bill. Check out Mara’s colorful world of crochet, here.

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Uncle Bill opening his gift:

Close up crocheted Rainbow Trout:

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Hello Craft Episode 5: Handmade Holidays

Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade. This week is our super special holiday episode!

This week’s episode includes three stories of handmade holidays. Kelly Rand of I Heart Orange tells us about a lost gift found, Tina Seamonster refuses a Christmas tree skirt, and Meaghan O’Malley of Oh Ginger explains why making for the holidays is important to her.

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Hello Craft Episode 4: Tripper’s Shadow Puppets

This week, Tripper Dungan tells us about the shadow puppets that he makes from cereal boxes.

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This video from March Forth Marching Band showcases Tripper’s shadow puppet magic. You can check out everything else that Tripper does at numberstar.com

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Hello Craft Episode 3: Heather’s first zine

This week, Heather from CROQzine tells us about her first publishing venture.

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Hello Craft Episode 2: John Ross Henry

Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade.

This week, I talk about my grandfather, John Ross Henry. He was obsessed with making throughout his entire life and it wore off on me.

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Hello Craft Episode 1: This Chickadee

Each week, the Hello Craft Podcast collects stories of making and buying handmade. This week, Becky from this chickadee is brave enough to be first to tell her story. Thanks Becky!

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