July Crafternoon

Crafternoon for July was a craft we have tried to do two different crafternoons, and each time it has rained. Solar dyeing using Lumi’s inkodye. It was starting to feel like a real cursed craft, even this time as over half of the attendees had to cancel right before the day. Then it was calling for rain! But the rain held off until after we got some items exposed, and I can’t wait to try it again with the leftover dye packs I have.
At first I tried making a pumpkin drawing with black marker on a transparency (I was ill prepared since I was expecting it to rain) that wasn’t very successful since it didn’t sit flat against my tote bag, so I tried again using cut paper and that one turned out really well. The Transparencies that my friend Stevi used also gave really great results, so I think I’ll have some made for the next time I try it out.
We did white elephant gift swap as always. I wrapped my gift in a tote bag I got off Zazzle. I like to pick up cute stuff for white elephant whenever I see things, and I got a few of these totes last Christmas when they had a huge sale.

May Crafternoon

May’s crafternoon was going to be making prints using solar ink, but the forcast began calling for rain all day long so the night before I had to come up with a quick alternative craft that was pretty inexpensive. I decided we could make bubble prints (dish soap, paint, and straws) It took a little bit to get the hang of, and longer then I expected for them to dry, but they were actually fun to make. I made a freezer box cake since it was Lesley’s birthday and she had said cold cakes were her favorite.

March Crafternoon

For March’s Easter crafternoon I made my annual Easter mixed cd. I love gathering songs for it, but sometimes making the cover is even more fun. For the craft we covered boxes and suitcases with decoupaged paper or fabric. I made three kinds of scone for the food, one savory, two sweet. I covered a mini suitcase I had with some of my Gran’s sewing box fabric and use it to store rick rack and bias tape since its so appropriately decorated. We also had an adult easter egg hunt with eggs filled with chocolate, keychains, magnets, and alcohol minis.