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!
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. 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 wellbeinghi.com
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!
CRAFTober has just started and there's already so much exciting crafting going on! L Bell, a Japanese Craft boutique located inside Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts, has been teaching lots of crafters new crafting techniques using resin and a special deco film. Beautiful jewelry pieces and more can be made with a special one part resin.
These parfaits are so easy and so much fun to make!
If you haven't checked out L Bell yet, you really should try and get there this Friday and Saturday! Today and tomorrow from 10am - 6 pm, L Bell has a special holiday event with special guest teachers from Japan to help you with your make and takes! There's even some door prize giveaways!
They even have some fun Holiday designs for Halloween and Christmas!
So, hope you can stop by and join us for our World Card Making day event as well as L Bell's Holiday event at Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts!
Growing up, I always referred to October as ROCKtober since I love almost all forms of music but especially Rock! Then, about 13 years ago, it really sunk in to me that October is also CRAFTober! 13 years ago on October 20th, the Joy of Crafting premiered on OC16. I remember that day because 1) it was the one year anniversary of my first date with my Hunny. 2) I was sick with a bad head cold and all stuffed up hugging my Kleenex box. So, I barely could keep my eyes open as I watched the show that night.
I still get very excited when the 10th month rolls around. So, my fellow Crafties, it's time to get yourself all gussied up and ready for a FUN month! Be sure to "carve out" some time to stop by our stores to see all the Crafty Holiday Happenings!
And what more fun way to start CRAFTober than with this Saturday's World Card Making event at all of our HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Stores from 10 am - 12 noon.
In the first hour, we'll be demoing the Sizzix Big Shot and show you how to die cut, emboss and use the new ink sheets! We also have a Shaker Card Make and Love using the WeR Fuse for just $3!
Then, from 11am - 12 noon , we'll be doing two Make and Loves! A cute Noteworthy Card that includes a pocket for a little notepad for $4. This one is great for adding bags of M&M's or other treats, too!
The second project is a Foldover Gift Card Holder for $3. The great thing about these cards is you can use the designs for different occasions all year long!
Hope you can stop by and join us this Saturday! Have a great CRAFTober!
I am the host of the Joy of Crafting Show on OC16.I've always done some kind of crafting, even from small kid time when I would take things apart and put it back together in a different way.I love learning new things and sharing what I learn.Which is what I hope to do here...