DIY

You are probably become aware of the trend towards having crafting parties for adults. There are studio events where you can learn to paint while you drink wine, as well as parties in homes. These feel like the sort of evening I’d actually leave the house for – being creative while relaxing with a few crafty friends! Crafting parties are a topic that has been much on our minds these past few months. Often at craft fairs my daughter and I have been approached with requests to teach how to make our items, but didn’t feel ready to do so.
This winter we’ve put on our thinking hats and decided we are ready for the next request! This has meant thinking about the kinds of craft projects that would appeal to people – of a variety of different ability levels and skill sets. The projects will also be arranged by the time needed (on average) to complete them. We then decided to pick a theme for each month, so all the kits have a common thread running through the designs.

Celestial Colors are a Popular Theme

We realize that not everyone has specialist tools on hand, so have had to work out the best alternatives to get good results. We have also experimented with ways to present the construction steps, and have created videos and downloadable pdfs.
So making crafting kits for crafting parties and teaching at workshops are our primary new directions. If you are a crafty soul who would like to make something new for yourself, a more social soul who has friends who like to craft, or are looking out for a crafting experience to share where you work, let us know!
As card carrying introverts, hosting parties ourselves doesn’t appeal, but are more than happy to send the kits to you and let you work together with your friends at your house. We are also happy to come to your office and teach the projects in person for team-building activities, or provide for the opportunity to relax with workmates over lunch.
So making crafting kits for crafting parties and teaching at workshops are our primary new directions. If you are a crafty soul who would like to make something new for yourself, a more social soul who has friends who like to craft, or are looking out for a crafting experience to share where you work, let us know!
AirBnB ‘Experiences’ have recently arrived in Philadelphia, so we are also planning a “English tea and craft afternoon” experience. It will be a friendly sit down to cakes, scones and sandwiches plus time to chat and make time. It is again the sort of event we would love to find if were visiting a city, and were museum-ed out and needed a change of pace.

Choose your kits now!