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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Blast at Bouchercon


I had such a great time at Bouchercon and visiting San Francisco in general. My dear friend Camille Minichino was in charge of the craft rooms at Bouchercon, and she just did a bang up job.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Bouchercon, it's the conference named for Anthony Boucher, and it's the largest mystery conference in the world. The setting rotates from town to town, and since I'd never been to San Francisco, I was happy to have a great excuse to visit.

Another friend, the adorable Angela Daniels from Fiskars, presented two crafts at the conference. Gosh, Fiskars was so incredibly generous! They sent along scissors, tape runners, supplies and bright orange bags.




Angela's first project was covering a composition notebook. I took photos of the results. I'm always amazed at how given the same materials, people put their own creative spin on projects. Aren' t these wonderful?










Her second craft was to make a "secret safe" out of a paperback book. I wasn't able to hang around for all of that because the date coincided with my 28th wedding anniversary, and I wanted to have dinner with my husband.

But I must admit, I'm eager to try that project now. Everyone can use a good safe!

6 comments:

Bookwoman said...

By any chance did you get the directions on how to make the safe. I'd love to give that a try. And I love the notebooks. I'm planning to make one for my young cousin who is in elementary school. I might make one for myself as well.

Colleen said...

Love the cute composition books and so jealous that you were able to take a fiskars class.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Bookwoman, I'll see if Angela can visit this blog and tell us how she did the book safes. I'm curious, too.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Colleen, the people at Fiskars have been very kind to me. I'm sorry you weren't with us for the classes.

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Great photos- I'm so glad you took some at the first session. I will have a blog post up about how to make the books along with photos I took at the second session by tomorrow and then I'll come back here and link it!

Thanks again for everything- I'm ready to have you be a guest blogger again- you name the day and time =).

Angela

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Joanna- I have my photos posted and blog post written about Bouchercon by the Bay. I just can't say enough about how thankful I am that you got me involved. I had so much fun!

Blog post is at: http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2010/10/24/mysteries-car-deaths-and-safe-cracking/