Monday, December 6, 2010

Mimosa Make & Take "Green Ornament"

We got into the holiday spirit by creating Green Ornaments with Courtney Prahl! And enjoyed some mimosas- yum! We all created a bird (or a star- Cecelia!) with foil and wire...
Not as easy as it looks... A little messy and sometimes hard to manipulate but someohow we all got it!

Next we gathered our desired decorations for our bird. There were choices of tissue, junk mail and old magazines.

Here are our drying birds (and star). They are so colorful and different!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Craft Party Open House

Wednesday night we had our Craft Party Open House! Three of our teachers donated their time and supplies to teach mini make & takes to show what our classes are all about! We had a great turnout and were happy to have it all benefit the Frederick Humane Society. Below is a picture of Traci's table... she taught scrappy style art tags! Just in time for gift giving!
Chrissy Gemmill is a popular jewelry teacher. She had everyone create copper charms! Some people did dog charms and others wrote out their favorite sayings or a personal message.
Fiber artist, Margaret Hluch taught needle felting. This table was extremely popular and people seemed to really get hooked on this craft! The attendees created birds that were needle felted and used as ornaments and pins!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Marble & Paste Paper Mimosa Make & Take

Linda Harrison-Parsons came to the studio to teach us how to create marble and paste papers! Linda is a wildlife artistwith a background in printmaking and paper making. She brought in a bunch of her beautiful samples for us to get inspired...

Linda showed us several techniques; india ink on water, paints on water, a thickened method using sea weed, and paste papers. After a few demonstrations we got to work on our own papers!
Here Linda created tree trunk rings by adding a watercolor medium to the india ink in alternating drops...
I think Lori has found a new hobby in paste paper surface design...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Needle Felted Denim Wine & Cheese Craft Party

Last evening was our Wine & Cheese Craft Party, Needle Felted Jeans. Margaret Hluch taught everyone how to easily transform their boring clothes into colorful and unique wearable art! Some people brought jean jackets, jeans, and skirts.
Margaret showed us a demonstration and we picked our designs. Some people used a book for inspiration and others designed their own patterns.
After drawing it out, we picked our fleece...There were so many gorgeous colors of dyed fleece to choose from!
Needle felting was fun! Everyone seemed very happy to learn that this is an easy craft to master! Many said they were going to needle felt other wardrobe items at home! Here are the results...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Eco Friendly Cuff Mimosa Make & Take

On Sunday, Rebekah with a K taught a brand new class, "Eco Friendly Woven Cuff". I received a cuff from Rebekah as a gift a few years ago and had been excited to make my own!

We first began by choosing our colors from the pile of leather scraps she brought.

After measuring our wrist sizes we began to cut through the scraps. Next we started to assemble the cuffs.

Oh! The shennanigans that come with crafting...

Even the teacher needs a break every now and then!

The finished results! They all turned out great! And each one reflects our own personal style and colors!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn Inspired Necklace Creation Wine & Cheese Craft Party

Wednesday's Wine & Chees Craft Party, "Autumn Inspired Necklace Creations" was a very full class! Chrissy had some great examples to copy as well as a huge variety of beads to design your own Autumn Inspired jewelry.

We began with basic techniques; wire wrapping and jump ring manipulation.

Next was the hard part...choosing our beads. How do you pick when there are so many yummy choices???

Then we laid out our design and planned how we would create it. This was a fun part! I love how this necklace looks like little fruit!

We all look great in our new necklaces! Here are the results...

We had some friends take the class too! What a fun thing to do with a group of friends for a Girls Night Out?

Shawn is a big Chrissy fan (aren't we all?!). This was her second craft party and she did a great job on her pendant!

We all had a great time and left with a great piece of jewelry that we made ourselves!