Here are the last two crafternoon things I’ve created, the houses are from templates I found here
The felt ornament I just made up to look like a little elf, but just kept forgetting to take a photo. I still hope to get a chance to sew some more before Christmas arrives, I think they’d be fun to attach to the tops of gifts.
This month’s Crafternoon was on a Friday evening, because let’s face it December is one busy month, and this was the only practical day for me to squeeze one in. The bad side about it being in the evening was there is just no way for me to get any decent photos. Most of what I took came out blurry or too dark to use. Our craft was making Putz style houses, and I wish I got a photo of all the houses together they were so cute. I’ll get some photos of my houses and last month’s craft soon as I realized I never posted a photo of that either!
The little snowman favors you see above were a thrift find and I filled the little cups with wrapped candy so everyone could take their own little snowman home.
We did a secret Santa swap instead of the white elephant gift, and had a Christmas cookie swap.
I’ll leave you with a photo of the dark side of crafternoon, or as I like to refer to it– the craftermath!! This is the worst part of an evening based crafternoon because it some times ends up running really late into the night (1:30am for this one) and there is no one who wants to clean at that time of night, its just off to bed at that point. Luckily Katie
was spending the night and Thomas is always a great helper too and we got it cleaned up the next morning instead. Paper crafts can be messy stuff!
Just a head’s up for anyone who wanted to buy any of my items from Society6, they have a couple of promos for Christmas, this link give you free shipping and $5 off products (through dec 8th at midnight) but then they are also offering a special where each day they feature a new product deal up for grabs from midnight to midnight. Sunday’s is $6 off all tote bags! So if you were waiting to buy something special this week will be a great time!
October’s crafternoon was yesterday afternoon and is always a favorite of mine! I asked that everyone come in costume (if they could) and we had a costume contest with voting ballots and prizes for 3 people. It was so much fun! I didn’t get photos of everyone’s costumes but I dressed as a middle age man (sort of looked like Saturday Night Live’s Pat but with a mustache) I found everything for my costume at thrifts. From my Cosby sweater to my elastic waist jeans. We also had a Kiki from Kiki’s delivery service, a mushroom, a lumpy space princess, Megan Draper, Courtney Love, a cupcake, a deer, a Walmart associate, a tardis, and a cat.
Jessee made her jack o lantern macarons, and everyone brought potluck goodies! The craft was sort of scattered this month, sort of a make halloween themed accessory but without any real direction, and made me realize I need to plan something a bit more carefully next month. I was supposed to even have shrinky dinks for jewelry, and forgot all about it. But besides that I think it was still a fun time! We did our white elephant gift swap (but Halloween themed), the costume contest, and enjoyed all the crazy good food. I can’t believe the next crafternoon I am planning is Thanksgiving!! Where has this year gone to?