April 2, 2012
It’s time once again for another Mama’s Crafty Night Out Downtown!!! Just in time to get your maker juices flowing for Austin’s Mini Maker Faire!
(Oh, and by mamas I mean any woman at all – be you mama or the female (grown up) child of a mama.)
Who doesn’t love a handwritten card in the mail???? Whose heart doesn’t burst when the mailbox is opened and there’s an actual letter, written with love and addressed with good old fashioned penmanship? And who doesn’t love a night of making stuff with mamas with a little beer and wine in the mix??!
Just in time for Mother’s Day, come celebrate a night out and the ancient art of the letter. Drink a little drink. Eat a little nosh. And make and talk all night long. (well, til 10 anyway.)
We’ll start with a person in mind. Someone you love and miss and want to write to. Then w’ll cut/stamp/draw/collage/fold up a custom card full of love and specifically for that lucky recipient. We’ll make cards and stationery using piles of beautiful recycled/reclaimed and repurposed materials and other fun stuff you won’t even believe.
Maybe it’s a letter to your grandma to thank her for the socks she made you. Remember she sent them four months ago and you still haven’t said thanks?
Or maybe a note to your mom to tell her what an amazing mom she’s been.
Or maybe you’ve been itching to write a letter to a long lost college pal who is such a Luddite you can’t find her on Facebook.
We’ll start with the question, Who do you need/want to write to?
And from there we’ll get making. With custom cards specific to your needs.
We’ll have all the materials necessary to create your very own pile of handmade cards and stationery. We’ll introduce the back and forth card ala Round Robin Press
And together we’ll work to revive the lost art and reinvigorate your love and desire for the handwritten letter.
Oh, and once again we’ll be in the amazing atrium of the Austin Children’s Museum (at night when the building is closed to all small beings.) Parking is free in the nearby parking garage.
Details in bullet form:
- Thursday May 3rd
- 7:30pm – 10:00pm
- Bring your own wine/beer
- All materials provided for as many cards as your little heart desires!
- Austin Children’s Museum
- Click here to register! (you must register in advance)