I was just reading Susan Beal’s blog, West Coast Crafty, and discovered The Obama Craft Project, which “seeks to celebrate and archive the work of the many crafters who have created projects inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign for the Presidency.” Some highlights include a free knitting pattern for making your very own Obama beanie, various crafty fund raising events and projects going on around the country, and a Flickr pool showing off DIY Obama swag. It’s very awesome and inspiring!
Here in Portland, Susan is hosting an Obama postcard-writing party on Friday, September 26th at Tandem Coffeehouse here in Portland. She writes:
I’ll bring the gocco printer and a big stack of cards for people to write, but please bring your own cards (handmade or souvenir) if you’d like to, along with pens and some 27¢ stamps. I’m bringing Pearl, and it is definitely baby-and-kid-friendly if you are traveling with a crew. I’ll take care of sending all the cards out in a batch by September 30 to save postage and extra trips to the post office.
Obama Postcard Party, Friday, September 26, Tandem Coffeehouse, 3041 SE Division, 11am-2pm