Cynthia Romero is a hopeless crafter with a day job at a university library. She teaches craft classes, lectures on “craftivism” (social activism through crafts) and is founder of Crafting Under the Influence, a citywide craft gathering that occurs each month at different bars around Houston, Texas. You can find her crafts on her Romer-O-Rama Etsy page:http://www.etsy.com/shop/Romerorama.
You can find supplemental "pictutorials" on her Craft-O-Rama Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-O-Rama/116758891717093
can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Romerorama.
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Published 12:34 a.m. August 20, 2011
America wastes a perfectly good holiday on a hang-up, but the crafters know what's up.
Published 6:15 p.m. July 19, 2011
Chalk it out over a peaceful, entertaining meal.
Published 4:26 p.m. July 1, 2011
Celebrate your independence from expensive cupcake stands and your right to bear carbs.
Published 10:40 p.m. June 6, 2011
Because grown-ups need security blankets too.
Published 12:03 a.m. May 27, 2011
Let them eat cake: Diaper cake parody to celebrate menstruation or a happy ending to a pregnancy scare.
Published 9:49 p.m. May 20, 2011
Take that, Mr. Smarty Pants commencement speaker.
Published 1:46 a.m. May 7, 2011
Mother's Day is synonymous with crafts of questionable quality. This is certainly one of them.
Published 10:24 p.m. April 25, 2011
The only enviable quality the aristocracy possess is their extensive hat collection. Now you can make your own.
Published 10:40 p.m. April 18, 2011
The best of both worlds: All the fun of the child-like egg hunt, plus an added bonus of a mood-boosting social lubricant.
Published 4:12 p.m. April 2, 2011
Craft activism makes it possible for anyone to become a philanthropist, even if the check doesn't end in a small army of zeros.
Published 11:39 p.m. March 14, 2011
Create your own clever hair adornment for St. Patrick's Day, the Catholic holiday disguised as a Euro-centric booze fest.
Published 3:21 p.m. March 8, 2011
Construct bombastic poetry and work toward a better understanding of the Charlie Sheen pop culture phenomena with this do-it-yourself current event craft.
Published 10:01 p.m. February 26, 2011
Whether your call to civic duty is federal, municipal, or county, a room of potential jurors cranky about being summoned can forge a friendly craft group.
Published 12:29 a.m. February 11, 2011
Tone down all that V-Day treacle to a trickle with customized treat boxes.
Published 10:16 p.m. February 4, 2011
Crafting a more 'me-centric' and less 'we-centric' Valentine's Day.