6.20.2013

A fun day getting crafty

Here's the rundown on my latest workshop, Get Crafty Upcycling Workshop. It was a hit! I was invited by the District of North Vancouver Library to organize an upcycling workshop at their Capilano Branch. The Capilano Branch is in Edgemont Village which is where I grew up. It was a nice connection to be there in my old hood.

We had 17 participants some of whom had been to previous Thrifty By Design workshops. I brought all of the upcycled creations I prepped plus gave a quick intro then we got to work!



People picked out their supplies then started working on one of the projects I presented. Plus some people choose to work on other ideas using old wool sweaters.



We had a few mother-daughter dates and a mother-son date.



Here's my buddy Kaltrina, a newbie to crafting...



She made a couple of swanky barrettes.



Here's Kaltrina and Dee - they trekked all the way from Squamish for the workshop.



My crafty friend Carol also came to the workshop. She made a pillow that she sprinkled with catnip for her cats.



Here's a new friend who made a very sweet Father's Day gift for her Dad. She attended my Xmas Upcycling Workshop with her Mom. So cute!



Here's the Father's Day giftie...



Here are a few of the final projects... This is a book sleeve...



A coffee sleeve and a small purse...



A brooch and a small purse...



A pillow...



Here's one of my dynamic duos...



And their projects... A creature...



With scrap wool for hair - very punk rock!



And an owl...



And good news! I found happy homes for my projects! My buddy LaVerne took home my creature...



And my new friend was very excited to take the owl home. She even knew were it would go and what would go in the back pocket!



So a fabulous day indeed with super kewl peeps and fun projects! Here's to more workshops this summer. Stay tuned for details!

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