Friday, March 28, 2008

craft night - who wants in?



I really, really love to create: paper crafts, bags, clothing, jewelry. There is something wonderful about creating beautiful things from plain materials that brings me immense satifaction. I've been this way for as long as I can remember. This blog has been a fun place for me to share some of these projects. I LOVE your comments and appreciate your encouraging words, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

However, sharing ideas over the internet isn't always enough. Sometimes I just want to share the creativity in person, whether that be teaching or learning. And I know some of you feel the same way becuase you have told me. Therefore, I would like to propose (drumroll please)...

Ladies Craft Night!

Okay, I'm not crazy about the name, but it gives you the idea. Basically, this would be a group of us who take turns hosting a creative/craft activity where we can share project ideas / teach a skill: jewelry making, origami, underwater basket weaving, whatever! I was thinking we could do an activity once a month and rotate hosts/teachers. Anyone is invited, even those who don't think they are "crafty" or think they have a skill to share. :) You all have something to contribute! Everyone will pay for their own materials, so the teacher doesn't need to feel burdened financially. That's the basic rundown - I got the idea from here quite some time ago.

What do you think? Please comment and let me know! I am happy to host the first activity in April, but let me know what suggestions you have: what days/times work for you? what projects are you interested in? do you have a better idea for the name in mind?

Okay now, get commenting!

19 comments:

Angela said...

You know I'm in! And as for group names..."She's Crafty" is the only one coming to mind. I'll keep you posted if I think of any others. And thanks for the shout out!

Joshua and Laura Dalton said...

Sounds like a really fun way to learn to do new things!

clay and jordan said...

You KNOW I'm loving this idea. Why didn't we do this when we lived a few steps away from each other? Good luck with your group. I'm sure you'll find a stellar bunch of girls to participate. I mean, who WOULDN'T want to spend time crafting with the one and only Karla the Amazing?!

Jen and Doug said...

I wish I lived closer! You'll have to post all the great stuff. Oh and I am finally getting into cards. I don't know if you remember what a disaster I was at the enrichment activity years ago with cards. But I love it now and have had so much fun making them. Do you guys do a card group back there? I can't seem to get it going down here.

kristen said...

k you know i wish i was still there crafting with you!

Bradley & Chelsea Newbold said...

YES, YES, and YES! That would be SO much fun Karla. The only skill that i can semi contribute is cooking. i LOVE cooking and gathering recipes and stuff. but seiously that would be so much fun!

Nathaniel & Tenille said...

Count me in! I'd love to learn to be crafty! I can teach a machine quilting segment if anyone is interested.

megan... said...

I'm In!! I don't know what I could teach- but I definately know how to laugh while learning!!

Karen said...

I'm so jealous, I wish I could come partake of this craftiness! What a great idea!

tiffanie said...

PICK ME! I would love love to come and learn from the best. I'm not sure what I would teach, but I will come with something wild.

Jason, Natashia, and baby Tyson said...

That would be really fun!!! Let me know more detials!! I'm in!

Tyler, Brooke and Katelyn said...

I think that sounds like fun too. I need a litle help and some great ideas in the creativity department anyway. Let me know!

Meliss said...

Only if one of the activities is: "How to put a sewing machine together and start using it".
Can I still come even though I moved?

Adam and Rachel said...

you're so talented!

Kelli said...

Sounds great! Let me know when and how and if it fits in my schedule, then I will be there. Thanks Karla!

Mark and Stef said...

Hey Karla! I want to come too, even though I'm probably the least crafty person ever! I still think it would be fun, let me know when!

Danny and Shalayne said...

Count me in for sure! I know we've talked about this but then never do it! I'm so glad you've taken the initiative! YAY...count me in for sure!

Jeff said...

Me, too! Can I come? :-) I can contribute by...uhm....hmm...ok, maybe not.

karla said...

Thanks for the great response!

Jen - Hooray for getting into cards! As for a card group, I have never been a part of one here. I'll see how this craft group goes and see if I have any tips for you.

& Jeff - if you can't think of anything to contribute, feel free to throw in a few $$$ for the cause. :)