Prepping for a Photo Shoot

Gathered up a ton of supplies from past events as well as {spoiler alert} ideas for future ones and had them styled and photographed.  So excited to see how it all come out! Stay tuned for some new pictures coming soon!


Come hand make projects with us! Enjoy an evening with friends and leave with a completed project that is all your own workmanship! See you soon!

~Angie & April

Wooden Jewelry Workshop

This is a fun and easy and super flexible project for a fun night with friends.  It involved wood, paint, a drill, embroidery floss, fabric and jewelry findings.

We had a great time making individual and unique peices that are awesome to wear, and give as gifts. There are so many options, it’s hard to just make one.

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Come handmade some pretties to wear!

~Angie & April

DIY Mason Jars Soap Dispenser

Our first event of the new year involved painting mason jars (always a favorite crafting supply) and making them into soap dispensers.


Then, everyone got to mix & make their own soap to fill it with.

For an added bonus, and just because it’s always lovely to lotion up your hands after you wash them clean, we sent everyone home with a jar of creamy whipped body butter.



Lovely evening, lovely ladies, lovely handmade things.

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Looking forward to hand-making with you!

~Angie & April

Kids Canvas Art


Our first birthday party was a blast! The kids got to cut shapes out of fabric with the {kid friendly} sizzix, paint their canvas’s and seal the design in with modpodge. The kids left the party with a handmade creation that they get to decorate their own rooms with. Perfect birthday party activity, with a built in party favor take home!

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Do you want to let your kids make some fun projects for their birthday party this year? This craft was a perfect choice!

Looking forward to hand making projects with you!

~Angie & April

Scenting the Events

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At our events we like to use a good ol’ fashion simmer pot to help make the home smell yummy and amazing.

We’ve found that the PERFECT one for this winter/holiday season costs very little, but adds SOOOO much.  People love it, and always comment when they walk in about how good it smells.

Enjoy this recipe!

1 Orange Sliced

4 Cinamon Sticks

2 Tablespoons of whole Cloves

4 Bay Leaves

1/2 cup Cranberries

1 Lemon Sliced

Boil in 4 cups of water.  Add more water in as it evaporates. Your home will smell amazing….

Hope to see you at our next event!

~April & Angie

Washi Tape Workshop

5 Ways to Washi was more fun then we thought it would be.


Between the goody bags that our attendees couldn’t wait to rip into, to the endless ways to use this amazing Japanese Paper Tape, to the quiet concentration that took over every once in awhile as people got creative, this workshop was a hit!

 

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Looking forward to having you join us soon!

~Angie & April

 

Wall Letter Decor Workshop

What do you get when you combine 12 guests, fabric, paper, glitter, modpodge, and paper mache letters?


DIY Wall Letter Decor…and lots of laughter.


Hope you can join us for one of our upcoming workshops!

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~Angie & April

So Here’s the Deal

April called me and said “I’ve got an idea. I want to run a business venture past you and see what you think.”

Oh. Well. Uhm. Ok?

And so begins our little adventure.

Little did she know that it was an idea that I had been mulling over for a while too. In fact, I’d tentatively, quietly, with much anxiety, spent hours agonizing over a name and a logo for it. {I’m *obviously* not the tech savvy one in our duo.}

She said, “I want to do an event business. Where we go to people’s homes and provide all the supplies and instruction for a project, and teach them how to make and complete it!”

My heart pounded a bit. Because that’s almost exactly the same concept that I’d hestiantly pitched to my husband a bit ago. Except, mine was filled with more “I don’t know” and “not sure it would work” and “scared to put myself out there where I might be rejected” kind of language.

But that’s one of the things I love most about April. She’s a go getter. She’s the one with the 5 year plan that includes things that make my stomach hurt, like a business plan, and a brick and mortar. And online business, and credit card reader, and tax ID numbers, and other “business-y” terms that make my eyes glaze over.

Three weeks later, we held our first event.  We set up tables in my “cozy” kitchen, and invited the specific people who would love us enough to give us an honest opinion of our idea, and had our very first official workshop.

It was a bit rough. I’m not going to lie.  We stumbled over our words, we scrambled a little bit, we were over budget on the food.  But when it was all said and done, and we sat in my living room, we looked at each other and laughed.

Because we did it! We didn’t fail. We didn’t get laughed out of my own kitchen. We tried it, and we liked it, and our guests appreciated our efforts and the way we made them feel special and crafty and accomplished for that evening.

So, we are excited {and crazy nervous} about this business venture. We’re looking forward to learning more about how to make our guests feel cherished and how to show them that the evening is all about them and their abilities to make something handmade. And we’re excited to share our love of teaching, and hospitality and fun projects with friends who want to come hang out with us for an hour or so.

Hope you will join us soon!

~Angie