Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Craft the vote

Dear Shayne,

I don't think we've ever discussed politics here on this blog and, honestly, I don't plan to start. But I've made a craft and it relates to the upcoming presidential election, so I'm sharing it with you here.

I don't mean to offend anyone visiting our blog with a different political opinion -- I sincerely hope we can all still be friends.

As you know, I live in California; a state that is pretty much guaranteed to go to Obama in this election. But my mom lives in Ohio, which is widely acknowledged to be a swing state where the vote is very close right now.

So I did a little work to help the Obama supporters in Ohio. I made buttons to send to my mom:
Ohio for Obama buttons

My mom is a little cutie-pie that strangers totally flock to (Hi, Mom!) so if she can't convince someone to vote for Obama with her 1000-watt smile and free Obama buttons... well, they were voting for McCain all along.

I kept a few of these buttons myself, so if anyone reading this lives in Ohio (or if you know an Ohioan who would want a button), feel free to contact me and I'll send you one. If you don't want to post a comment, you can email me: onetomatotwo [at] gmail [dot] com.

If you can stand the Obama Craft Chat for a few more minutes, I have also been enjoying these Obama-related craft sites:

The Obama Craft Project -- People are producing some amazing work in support of this candidate. Even if you are not into the election at all, it's worth it to click on that to see what so many crafters have been making. I'm very impressed!

Yes We Carve -- A hilarious site dedicated to carving pro-Obama images into pumpkins. Everyone should check out that site because it's really well done. The puns (Barack 'O Lantern, anyone?) totally slay me.

Buttons4Obama -- for anyone who wants to make their own buttons, they've got templates at that link. I made my own logo for these Ohio buttons, but all of theirs are really lovely.

Again, I'm not looking to alienate anyone with these links -- I'm really just impressed with the craft that is being produced as a result of people's passion for this candidate.

love,
kelly

7 comments:

Bitterbetty said...

I'm not in Ohio... but my family is from there. I hope whomever is left runs into your mom.

Victoria said...

Great post and great buttons! I say plaster your mother with them, send her out the door and let her work her charms on all the undecided!

Liz said...

Wow, I'm impressed too. Such work! And thanks so much for your encouragement on my book! Everyone has been really sweet, so it makes it feel less like I'm giving up. :) Thanks again and have a fabulous weekend.

Amber said...

Great buttons and the "Barack 'O Lantern" is hilarious! I hadn't seen that site, it is awesome, thanks!

Shayne said...

I'm not going to talk about politics here either. But if I lived in Ohio, I'd want some of those buttons.

craft pig said...

That's awesome that you made the pins to send to Ohio!

Tiffany said...

I live in Ohio and would love one of those cute buttons! :)