Thursday, July 11, 2013

literary knits

what a great idea! literary knits is a book full of knitting ideas and patterns inspired by classic literature. the book features 30 projects inspired by characters from novels such as pride and prejudice, moby dick, the catcher in the rye, the chronicles of narnia, and the great gatsby. the book includes patterns suited for men, women and children's wear.

what novel would inspire you to make related knitwear?!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

craft-a-way camp

last weekend was the first ever craft-a-way camp. to put it one way: it was EPIC. craft-a-way camp is the brainchild of amy and ethan cronkite, of small craft. they put together a wonderful weekend full of fun craft workshops, recreation time, crafts, a vegan potluck, a nature walk, craft coctails, crafts, swimming, campfire songs and stories, and crafting, lots of crafting. it was such a magical weekend.

twenty eager campers, all fans of crafting, met in the wilderness and crafted their hearts out for two days straight. one of us even crafted until we puked. (that may or may not have been me. i may or may not have been awarded the craft-til-you-puke award, a beautiful necklace made by glass action.)

rustic cabin / giant craft tent / coolers
(you know crafters can go anywhere without 6ft tables and bunting!)

the official schedule

andy sell of the foraging florist is super knowledgeable of all things planty. he lead us on an informative nature walk as we foraged for items to make arrangements with. we then made floral frogs to keep our foraged items in check.

block printing and screen printing workshops were lead by marcy davy of all things grow
saturday night we had a GIANT vegan potluck. how is this the only photo i took? i guess i was too busy eating.

we painted mother nature necklaces with courtney of courtney fischer jewelry

we had some happy camper fun with painted rocks and wrapped twigs with val willer of make-out goods.

we also made hand sewn camper cuffs with karen lepage of one girl circus leading the way.

craft-a-way camp swag! what up!