Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February is here with a new show!

How was your January? Very crafty? Sometimes, you just need to plan some crafting time. I think that is why crafters have fallen in love with planners.

Our first guest, Lynn Hashino from our HouseMart Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts store has the perfect craft for your planner, a cute tassel charm. Learn what tools help make it easier to do.

And the year is still new, so what better time to learn about what your local YMCA has to offer? We have Ryan Leong from Kalihi Y tell us about the different programs for all different ages. And how many of you have been to Camp Erdman growing up? Well, I was surprised to learn that the camp operates all year long with different groups using the facilities.

Bianca Grove from Camp Erdman shows us one of the crafts keiki make during the summer, a decorated beach theme mason jar.

Then, speaking of new, I show you the features of some new punches from Fiskars. These Thick Punches are great for punching out shapes from chipboard and more!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your February so far! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

More Crafting in the New Year!

It's time for a new show and we have some fun crafts to share!
We start the show with Desiree Somera from #HIHO, Hands In Helping Out. Desiree explains how HIHO helps connect people who want to volunteer with groups in need in their communities. Volunteering more would make a great New Year resolution!

Desiree and I do some crafting making some beautiful Mahalo cards using the #Heidi Swapp #Minc
foiling machine. Super easy and super fun!

We're getting ready for Valentine's Day and Lynn Hashino from Mapunapuna  has an awesome earring project! And even more, she shows us a technique to making the wire shapes match in a fast easy way!

Then, I switch up a Christmas project and turn it into a Valentine's Day card. I try a little humor...don't worry I won't be onstage as a comedian any time soon!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, thanks for taking time out to stop by today! Hope you get a chance to catch the show and these simple but fun projects!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy 2016! Lots of NEW Crafts on January's first show!

With tonight's show, we are starting off the new year with one of our favorite things next to crafts --FOOD!

 Jerome B. is sharing his recipe for Tocino Tots from our United Way Cookbook EATS! We still have a few copies left for sale, and remember 100% of the $10 goes to your local United Way!

Tocino Tots will be a great addition to your parties throughout the year.

Next, we introduce you to Bethany G., our Enchanted Lake Craft Coordinator. She'll show you how to make a fun project with our Item Of the Month for January, Chipboard Hearts.

 And last but not least,  we share a great idea for parents looking for something to do with the keiki! Cory C. introduces us to Crafts in a Box!

He'll demonstrate one of the projects you'll find in this monthly subscription box.

Hope you've recovered form all of the Holiday partying and eating! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to catch the show! Happy New Year and Always Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

First Snow for November! ...I mean Show!

Ha Ha Ha! It's really beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! We have a bunch of Holiday crafts for this first November show...

Jenny Floro is back with a trio of snowmen holiday décor! They are super fast to make and can be used for different things.
Then, we welcome to the show Pua Cockett from Mapunapuna BFC. Pua shows us her wreath making technique to make a festive design!

Lastly, we have Erika Pascual from Pearl City show us how to make some really cute snowman ornaments that look like snow globes!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you got more treats than tricks last night!  Here's wishing you a very fun and crafty November!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Second show for CRAFTober!

Fall is just going by so fast! CRAFTober is halfway through and it's time for a new show!

Our first guest is Jenny Floro who shows us how to make some festive wreaths really quickly! Here's a Fall version using some fun burlap ribbon.

Then, she showed us an idea for a Christmas wreath using some traditional colors and the ever popular Chalkboard ribbon!

What? You still haven't made your Halloween costume yet? No worries, Erika from Pearl City BFC has a great idea for you! Be a Trendy Pineapple!
Then, we welcomed back Kelli Acopan to the show! Kelli is now teaching card making classes at the Mapunapuna BFC and she showed us how to put together a cute Halloween Shaker card!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you having a Crafty month!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some Deer Friends

So how did we spend this CRAFTober morning? We visited our Deer friends at Country Club Seniors at Ala Puumalu Community Park.

We look forward to this crafting time with this energetic group.
For some of them, it's their first time really crafting, isn't that great?!

Everyone had a cute reindeer pin to take home. When I first explain the project, I like to share with them how I take things apart for the supplies. Like the red shiny noses all came from one Christmas berry stem, over 30 noses! And I cut apart the Holly Berry pick so here's enough for 7 reindeer! Knowing this, they can make more for fundraising or other projects.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! And Thanks Country Club Seniors for the delicious food after the class! Yum!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

CRAFTober's First Joy of Crafting Show

I can't believe it's already CRAFTober! Seems like we were just celebrating Aloha Festivals! But here in Hawaii, there is always a reason to make a lei to wear or give away. So, our first guest shares the beauty of lei made from fresh flora and fauna.

Kuana Torres Kahele is well known for his musical talent and now he is sharing his lei making skills with  his "Make Lei" DVD.
Here, he shows us a basic lei made from coconut fronds while giving us some lei making tips! Kuana visited some of our stores in September and will be at the following stores in October:
Oct. 15th Kona Ace Hardware & Crafts from 10am - 12 noon
Oct. 16th Kamuela Ace Hardware & Crafts from 11am - 1pm 
Oct. 17th at Hilo Ben Franklin Crafts from 11 am - 1 pm.

The Holidays will soon be here, starting with Halloween! Do you have your costume yet? Well, here's a fun and easy idea that Alix from Market City shared with us. You can adapt it for adults and children. Do you know what it is? That's right, she's a piñata!

And then we have our TeamHMSA on the show to share with us their new website and blog for Well Being. You should check it out, it's full of great information on how to take better care of your self in all different aspects of life, from food, exercise, mentally with CRAFTS and more! So awesome, we crafters always knew crafting was good for us! Learn more at

Lynelle, one of the crafties at HMSA made a photo collage letter for team member Moani. Great idea for a keepsake or gift!

So, I hope you can join us for this fun filled episode! Have a great week and Happy CRAFTober!