January Crafternoon



Way back in January we made candles using candle making supplies, and all kinds of cute vintage tea cups, jars, etc. This was actually one of my least favorite crafts that we have made to date and I’m still not entirely sure why. I had to get these photos from Molly because I didn’t even get any of the craft. I think it was a bit on the boring side because one person had to deal with the wax for everyone, so it was less of a make your own sort of crafty project. I am glad to have tried it in a group setting, but I think I would like candle making is best as a solo craft.

December Crafternoon (rewind!)





Allow me a quick rewind back to December. I have been going through my old crafternoon photos and realized I never posted anything from December! So here is a look back to the house all decorated for Christmas. We made fabric and paper stars, the fabric turned out a bit easier to work with, it just requires a lot more prep then paper strips.

February Galentine Crafternoon














This past weekend we had our Galentine Crafternoon, and we made illustrations from cut painted paper. I really loved making this craft, you might remember I used to make all kinds of stuff out of cut paper. Most of my first fabric designs on Spoonflower were cut paper illustrations which I scanned in.
We also did a Secret Galentine swap which was so much fun! Molly had my name and you can see the amazing presents she got me over on instagram here. I bought goodies for Lesley and I wish I had gotten a photo-it included a fun Sherlock zip bag from Society6 since she loves that show, A Sookie from Gilmore Girls Pop figure, salted caramels and a few other treats.
For food we had assorted pastries, cupcakes, and dips including Brittany’s famous pickle dip. I’ll have to get the recipe to post here. She has made it a few times and you can see the empty bowl in the first photo above. I know it contains cream cheese, fresh dill, and dill pickles (that might be it ha!) but it is so good!