November 29, 2011
I kicked off the holidays last night with a very festive and fun evening out with friends. It’s one of the things I love best about this time of year – the permission we all give ourselves to gather and go out and sit in full on celebration.
The other thing I love is of course making things. Holiday things. Gifts.
So imagine if I could combine the two. Gathering with friends, a night out and making things. Holiday things. Oh wait! I can!!! And I am going to.
Come kick off the season Thursday December 1st at the Zilker Elementary Skill Share Series where we’ll be hosting a talk with Kami Wilt of Austin Tinkering School around the subject of Making Your Holidays Meaningful. And believe me, neither Kami nor Future Craft Collective take the idea of making lightly. The event starts at 6:30pm at Zilker Elementary.
On Saturday, December 3rd, I’ll be at the Downtown Alliance Holiday Stroll leading a family craft activity as part of the extravaganza. The evening starts with a sing-along and the Capital Tree lighting. After that, from 7-9pm, we’ll be making holiday garlands from felted wool. A fun project idea I came up with in an effort to offer a recycled no-sew craft. And if I do say so myself, it’s kind of a cool project. My friend Andrea from Andrea’s Art Class will be there too screen printing holiday cards.
The following Saturday I’ll be at the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Public Library from 1-2:30pm making holiday cards out of recycled/upcycled/reclaimed paper. Bring a family photo and create your very own unique design using various origami folds and fun reclaimed papers.
Hope to see you at one or the other events around town. Making stuff with friends is one of my favorite ways of making this season fun!