Thursday, December 15, 2011

Craft Party Open House

Last night was our annual Craft Party Open House Benefit Thank you so much to the teachers- Stacie Spencer, Liz Matheny and Chrissy Gemmill!

We were proud to have Lily's Hope as our charity to support. Lily is a 10 year old with Ewing's Sarcoma. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and for Margaret for the use of her studio space. We were happy to raise nearly $300 for the cause!

Lots of fun with Pom Poms! Who knew there were so many uses for a pom pom??!! Liz had plenty of yearn for everyone to choose from...

Jill was the winner of our drawing to win a free class! I will see you soon at a class, Jill!

Chrissy taught the metal stamped ornament craft! This was a great personal gift idea!

Stacie showed everyone how to make gift tags! Here someone combined 2 of their crafts to create a special tag!

Thank you to everyone who came to the event! We had a great time and we appreciate your support for Lily's Hope!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loopy Scarf Wine & Cheese Craft Party

Wednesday night we had Rebekah Miller teaching us the secrets to making her famous Loopy Scarves! These scarves have been a Muse best seller for three years and Rebekah decided this year to teach others how to make it themselves! We had a full class for this one. First Rebekah taught everyone how to crochet around a ring. This was a little hard but everyone caught on eventually. Some of us needed a little extra concentration...
After the hard part was over, we chose our strands from the various colorful bundles of yarn.

They turned out great!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Needle Felted & Stitched Bird Pin Mimosa Make & Take

So much fun on Sunday making Needle Felted & Stitched Bird Pins! Margaret Hluch taught this class before and just like last time it was a lot of fun! I even made a bird again this time because I liked it so much last time! First Margaret showed us the easy technique of needle felting. Then we cut out our bird and chose our colors of fleece. Next the fun began- needle felting! We then embellished our birds with stitching. Margaret showed us the basic stitches to choose from and there were so many gorgeous threads to use.
All the pins turned out great and everyone wants to take more needle felting classes! They are in luck- we are doing a needle felted scarf in January! Don't miss out!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Storybook Pendants Wine & Cheese Craft Party

Wednesday night, Chrissy Gemmill taught a brand new fun class! Storybook Pendants!

We got three metal pieces to write our own personal message on. Skills such as metal stamping, jump ring manipulation and oxidizing were taught in this class.

We had two sets of sisters that took this class!
And The Muse's own Michele Duke finally took a class! She and Chrissy have been friends for awhile so I was so glad she got to take a class from Chrissy!

After practicing our hammering and metal stamping we planned and spaced out our messages.

Then we created our pendants!
After oxidizing, we put together our necklaces to these great results...