If you've seen the sexploitation classic Caged Heat, you know that when four women get locked in a steamy, confined space, nothing can hold back their animal passion for...arts and crafts! Obeying that primal urge in an airstream, Wondercraft.
The new home base of four accomplished craftswomen, WC is a long silver trailer parked behind The Art Pad that's been gutted and refurnished with hardwood floors, a bright orange paint job, lots of shelving, and a lushly pillowed corner booth for wildly making
Owner-made goods include Paired Hearts tees featuring a double thumbs up proclaiming "awesome" and a fresh take on the Lone Star State; plus Lucy Blue Studio's resin belt buckles, cuff-links, and business card holders, all emblazoned with images like a husky barking in Japanese, a dainty, Van Dyke-bearded smoking man (taken from NYC graffiti) and "Grandma as a Spaceman", armed with what looks like a laser, but more likely shoots birthday cards filled with five-dollar bills.
Hand-sewn insanity includes pocket-sized ninjas, pirates, and zombies, while the sanitary-minded can turn to Nepenthes Bathtime, whose clear bar soap sports a mustache that'll tide it over until you can furnish it with errant real hair.
The oddest offerings are crocheted creatures from Monsterami, whose name-tags come with probing biographical info like "Richard wears his swimsuit when he runs out of underwear" -- before the heat can be caged, it must first be netted.