September Birthday Crafternoon

September Crafternoon was a mix of crafternoon & a birthday party to ring in the final year of my 30’s. My friend Lesley made me a red velvet cake, and we made little needle felted things. This was my first time needle felting and I love it! It was so much easier then I ever imagined, and I have made a few more items since then. I made the Little My and still plan on making a little felted Moomin to go with her some time soon.
I made slow cooker pumpkin spice lattes (really excited about the whole yummy coffee drinks for a crowd in the slow cooker and plan to do it more!) It was a lovely afternoon crafting and eating treats, a perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

August Crafternoon

For August’s crafternoon we did jewelry making from a mixture of shrinky dinks and iron ons. The food was breakfast themed, and unfortunately I didn’t take very many photos at all! I made three kinds of quiche, and banana bread but there was all kinds of fun things that people brought. Raspberry danish, bread pudding made out of donuts, donuts from Diablo Doughnuts in Baltimore, coffee cake, and mimosas.

July Crafternoon – Weaving

July’s Crafternoon was all about weaving & dips! Weaving is probably pretty self explanatory. A lot of us bought looms from Target, and we used youtube videos to explain the best ways to weave, create hanging parts, make shapes, etc. I have not finished my weaving yet (seen above) and have kept mine pretty simple, but using lots of colors I love. The dip part of crafternoon went like this..Everyone brings a dip (savory or sweet) and I provide stuff to dip. It was really fun and the second time we’ve done a dip party like this.

As always we did a white elephant swap. I made this funny broad city tote bag (because lots of the ladies are fans of the show) by making a iron on from the map insert that comes with the DVD set of the show. I found the Milk Bar truffle mix and cute squirrel pen at Target! I’m slowly putting together a book-lover themed gift for the next white elephant gift. Some times gathering and making goodies for the swap is one of my favorite things to do.