Yes that’s right. Needle felting is back - with a vengeance! Well, not with a “vengeance” perchance, but definitely back to convert more crafters to it’s addictive ways. Tobiah’s class is perfect for anyone wanting to start felting - you even get your very own kit (with wool roving, needles and a felting mat) included in the class price! Check out the details here.
Join us at Sew Crafty this Sunday, October 26th from 1 - 2:30 and again from 3 - 4:30 to learn how to make your very own tote from fused plastic panels! In this free workshop, benefiting It’s Cool 2 Care, crafters will receive a pattern, demos and sewing time to create their own tote bags from recycled plastic bags! The only catch: the bags made in class will be donated to IC2C to help them on their mission of getting kids involved in community service. It’s a win-win - help the kids, get knowledge on how to make these awesome totes - just in time for the holidays (seriously, who wouldn’t want a recycled plastic tote in their stocking this year. Viva green!)
Space is limited for sewing, so sign up here for a spot! Didn’t get a spot? Go ahead and come by - you can still see demos, get a pattern and have some cupcakes!
Hello Crafty peeps!
We will be closed this weekend - Saturday Oct. 18 and Sunday Oct. 19 - for Maker Faire! If you feel like experiencing the most awesome celebration of craft and technology ever, jump in the car and get over to Austin!
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you when we return!
I’m a nerd. Love to sew, watch Futurama like it’s Shakespeare, go to things that have “Renaissance” and “Festival” in the same line. Big shocker, right? I am going out in all my nerdy-ness today (no I’m not dressing up! Unless…) and I wanted to take you with me. Behold loyal crafters! Etsy Sunday: the Renaissance edition!
If you are heading out to the festival, you might want a costume - and since the festival runs from October 12 to after Thanksgiving, you have plenty of time. It’s almost Halloween people - you better have something to wear, why not try it out at Ren Fest? Here are some suggestions from Etsy:
Faerie: For this you need a tutu and some pointy ears. Oh! And probably some wings... You can also get an total costume from Etsy, with everything you need! Check out the Woodland Faerie, Poppy Faerie and Silver Faerie for starters.
Fair Maiden: Grab a maiden-ey dress and get going!
Someone in a Cloak: It usually happens. Someone at Ren Fest is in a cloak. And jeans and Chucks. Why? Because cloaks are a super quick way to say “I’m dressing up to appease my buddies, but not a total dork with a real costume. Get a cloak here!
Awww yeeeahhh! Halloween is almost here! I’m already eating candy, looking at costumes and readying Sew Crafty for all the awesome Handmade Halloween classes we are having. Can you tell I love Halloween?
Halloween is a hot topic on Etsy these days - you can find everything from a vintage mouse mask to a batty necklace to top off your costume. You can even fins some adorable Halloween postcards to share with your friends (like the one pictured here!)