Thursday, June 17, 2010

Schmancy Interview+Giveaway

Check out Kristen Rask, originally from Cleveland Ohio, she is the brilliant woman and crafting maniac who opened Schmancy in downtown Seattle 5 1/2 years ago. Schmancy is a treasure trove of toys and other awesomeness hand-picked by Kristen herself. Kristen is also the Director of PR and Marketing and now sponsorship for Urban Craft Uprising. She is a crafter for life and considers crafting to be a great way to be a part of the community. She has three books and a fair amount of art curation under her belt. How can you deny her awesomeness?

Ms. Rask and Schmancy are giving away a handmade pouch that is good for makeup, craft supplies, money, etc. The lucky winner will be able to choose from the assortment at Summer UCU Schmancy booth. So, leave your comment below! A winner will be picked tomorrow!

Lets get to know Kristen a little better!

What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising or other large-scale craft shows? I think UCU is the BEST! We have a great team of volunteers, our vendors rock, our customers seem to really enjoy the show and Seattle is a great place where people not only support this event by coming but they actually spend money at it! It's a wonderful way to meet makers, learn about products, feel inspired and have something in the months before to work towards. I am a BIG FAN of UCU!

What do you like best about crafting/creating your product? I like to say that "art/craft/hobbies save lives". Being creative is a great outlet for stress, sadness, happiness, etc. I love making stuff so being able to sell it is great fun! I love when customers are excited about something I have made and will hopefully take it home and treasure it.

Is there something you are hoping to shop for, a treasure you'd like to find at this year's Summer UCU? I am all about the trades. I love being able to make money and then trade with fellow vendors. It's just another perk. And then you pimp out your friends :) BUT mostly, I am just really excited to see everyone! It's like a reunion!

Thank you Kristen and Schmancy, looking forward to seeing your cute handmade items at UCU!



  1. oh goodie! I want to win this :) you can never have too many pouch to put all sort of crafty things in!

  2. me Me ME!
    I can never have enough pouches...

  3. Looking forward to visiting your booth!

  4. soo cute! Please count me in!
    Can't wait for the show!

  5. I love these pouches! Super cute!! Can't wait to see more at the show!

  6. Adorable! Would really like one.

  7. The pouches are awesome! I've had UBU on my calendar for 3 months!

  8. Those pouches are super cute!