Linda's Craft Corner.....and More!
Fall Nosegay, Wednesday September 22nd: I’ll show you how to arrange a lovely little bunch of Fall-themed flowers in a cardboard vase that you will create and decorate with crafting paper, lace, and other goodies I have here in the Craft Room. Attach a golden string for a hanger, and you’re ready to display your creation!
Jewelry Making Class, Earrings. Thursday September 23rd: I’ve had a number of requests for a repeat of this class. We will be making earrings using a French hook wire. These will be simple dangle-style pieces. You will place beads on a pre-cut wire, then I will use my jewelry tools to attach the beaded wire to the French hook. Remember that these creations make great gifts; get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping!
Make, Take, & Bake, Wednesday September 29th: This class was a big hit last time I had it! We will be making an 8 X 8 pan of Apple Crisp in this class. You will make it here, then take it home to bake it. This is a simple recipe you can make again using different fruit if you’d like. I will have the aluminum pans and all of the ingredients.
PLEASE BRING A CUTTING BOARD, PEELER, AND SHARP KNIFE TO CLASS.
Learning Through Documentaries, Thursday September 30th: This month’s documentary is entitled Cat Tales. The description of this 1-hour program, put out by NOVA, reads: “Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?”
The program will be followed by a period of interactive conversation.
Scrabble, Wednesday October 6th: Come and join me for this fun workout for the brain! Scrabble is a great way to hone your strategy skills and keep your mind sharp. Teams will be formed based on the number of participants present.
Card Making, Thursday October 7th: We will be making a set of 2 pre-designed card in this class. You will color the card and customize it with words of choice. I’ll have colored markers and pencils, or you may bring your own.
Trivia With Friends, Wednesday October 13th: Come exercise your brain and sharpen your memory by taking part in this fun group. This activity is always engaging and entertaining, as everyone in attendance offers stories and interesting facts pertaining to the trivia questions. You will have a great time, while also learning some interesting new things!
Secret Note Cards, Thursday October 14th: I think you will find these little handmade note cards as much a delight to make as to give! Tuck them into a greeting card with a wee note inside, or use as a cash or gift card holder.….a truly one-of-a-kind gift for a favorite person!
Origami Bird, Wednesday October 20th: This is a moderately difficult model to make, but you will reap the rewards of a great piece when you’re done! Make just one or a whole flock of them!
Sheep Craft, Thursday October 21st: These sheep, made from yarn and cardboard, are not only a delight to make, but are also absolutely charming little fellas to display! By adding a tag around the neck, you can easily transform these little charmers into fabulous gift tags that anyone would love to have attached to their gift! Or, arrange a few together for lovely Fall decoration.
Paper Stars, Wednesday October 27th: These paper stars look complicated to make, but you won’t believe how easy they are to create! Hang them anywhere….on a wall, a mirror, or suspended from the ceiling….or put them aside to hang on your Christmas tree. Different sized and colored paper will be available so you can make just one or a whole galaxy of them!
Learning Through Documentaries, Thursday October 28th: This month’s documentary is entitled Beyond the Elements: Indestructible. The description of this 1-hour program, put out by NOVA, reads: “Glass so strong you can jump on it, rubber so tough it protects a clay pot dropped from 50 feet, endless varieties of plastic. Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength—but have they made them too tough? Host David Pogue explores the fantastic chemistry behind the everyday.” The program will be followed by a period of interactive conversation.
Scrabble, Wednesday November 3rd: Come and join me for this fun workout for the brain! Scrabble is a great way to hone your strategy skills and keep your mind sharp. Teams will be formed based on the number of participants present.
Card Making, Thursday November 4th: This will be an open-forum class where I will bring out my Fall-themed stamps. You can create up to 3 cards of your choice with the supplies I will put out, including different colored inks, paper punches, and colored pencils and markers. We always have a great time in the card making classes, as everyone shares their knowledge and ideas!