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"Naughty" Jennifer Perkins Booksigning

By Belinda Acosta, August 22, 2008, 12:49pm, Under the Covers

Jennifer Perkins, host of Craft Lab and Stylelicious on the DIY network has a new book out. The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry (Northlight Books) came out in July, but she's having her very own coming out party for the splashy new book Aug. 30 at Craft-o-Rama.

Craftsters will recognize Jennifer as a member of the Austin Craft Mafia, a group of local craft mavens who sew, hot glue, knit, and crochet fun and funky arts and crafts for the modern guy and gal. If you're a crafter and you don't know Craft-o-Rama, well, what have you been waiting for? The bright and airy shop is designed for the inner seamstress in you, but have just enough yarn and embroidery threads to keep fiber fanatics happy too. Whether it's a book release party or an occasional swap meet, Hayley Pannone (and mommy in waiting) does a swell job of making the event festive and full of casual, crafty fun.

Perkins will be hanging out and signing copies of her new book Aug. 30, from 3-6pm. at Craft-o-Rama, 3100 S. Congress (behind Amy's Ice Cream, across the street from St. Edward's University).

Jennifer says "there will be crafty projects that you can make and take with you, drinkies and snacks, and of course copies, of the book."

Craft Magazine (the folks that throw Maker Faire) is co-hosting the party to celebrate the release of their eighth issue.

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