Thursday, December 5, 2013

Craft Party Open House Fundraiser!

We held our annual Craft Party Open House last night!  This year it benefitted Lick MS!  It was so much fun- we had a wonderful spread of refreshments and three mini crafts!

Margaret Hluch taught people how to make cute needle felted bird ornaments or pins.  People had fun picking out their colors and giving their birds personality!

Courtney Prahl made a really easy fun ornament project!  People loved this craft and many had some great ideas on how to personalize them as easy holiday gifts!

Stacie Spencer and Rene' Land worked together with people to make unique coasters!  This was really fun with all of the stamps that they brought to choose from.

Even I found time to make a few of the crafts!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the event.  And a big thank you to our teachers!  We are happy to have raised $450 for our charity!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Needle Felting Craft Party

Last night Margaret Hluch taught us needle felting!  This is a fun class that we have done before but each time yields unique fun results!  We all brought in pieces of clothing or accessories to add the needle felting to.  Margaret had so many beautiful pieces of wool roving that it was hard to decide on colors.
 We got to work with the technique and spent the two hours creating our designs.

 The results are fantastic and now everyone has a cool new piece of clothing or accessory to wear!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Visual Journalling

Today was an afternoon filled with art!  Instructors, Susan Potash & her daughter Erin showed us visual journalling techniques.  They also shared with us some wonderful ideas on how to share your book and collaborate with other artists/friends/family.   We dug right into the supplies and started on our books!

Here are the finished results! I will be excited to see where this class takes these students as everyone had plans to continue with visual journalling!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bangle & Dangle Bracelet Craft Party

Last night Stacie Spencer taught the Bangle & Dangle Craft Party!  We had a really fun group of students and everyone created a great piece of jewelry!  First we had to learn wire wrapping.  We practiced on base metal before moving onto the good stuff...

It was tricky at first to learn how to make them but once we got the hang of it, we moved onto the sterling silver wire! 

So many beautiful beads to choose from.  Some people made theirs sparkly and some chose more earthy colors...
But they all turned out great!  Here are the finished results!