Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Be Crafty Workshop 11.11.12

We recently threw a handmade holiday gift workshop at our friend Naphtali's home.  She invited all the girls from her book club and neighborhood, and we had a blast meeting new friends, sipping mulled cider, and crafting the afternoon away! 
Stencil painting dish towels
 Mini trees in jars for winter decorating!
 Papercrafting journals
Creating framed art with a Silhouette cutter
 Earrings & bobby pins!
 Decorating dishes with Sharpie markers
Everyone took home an awesome canvas tote full of goodies from our sponsors plus a delicious caramel apple made by Naphtali!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TODAY ONLY! We have a special Halloween treat in store!  Purchase your seat for our 11/17 GIVE CRAFTY workshop, and bring along a friend for 50% off!  Check out the projects we have in store here, then go register here

Friday, September 21, 2012

Registration for GIVE CRAFTY 2012 is now open!!  Snap up your spot HERE!
Or check out the full scoop, workshop details & projects here!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Register for GIVE CRAFTY 11/17/12!

Wowzas. We've had a weekend chock-full of new inspiration and ideas. Be Crafty workshops are growing and we are feeling SO blessed to build community with and inspire new friends with each workshop we host!!

Registration for our big GIVE CRAFTY handmade gift workshop opens up right here this Friday 9/21 at 8am CST. Spots are super limited and we have a feeling they could sell like hot cakes...

Monday, September 10, 2012


We were so excited when UNGLUED asked us to come and teach a BE CRAFTY workshop during their GRAND OPENING of their handmade UNGLUED shop!! A big CONGRATS to them!! It was so fun to seeing so many people coming in and out of the store!!

Throughout the afternoon, everyone enjoyed creating 3 different crafts. A bunting banner, a decorated notebook and some cabochon accessories. How fun it was to see all the different skill levels creating something to give or take home. We even had a few who had hardly even sewn before, and left  inspired to buy their first sewing machine.

Thanks again UNGLUED for having us!!! We had such a great time and excited to come back December 1st for a Holiday BE CRAFTY workshop!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Announcing GIVE CRAFTY 2012!!!

Hello sweet friends!!!  After a crazy fun & busy summer, we are back in action and hatching new ideas for our next big workshop.  I know it is crazy to think about crafting handmade holiday gifts--I have barely come to terms with all the yellow school buses around this week. But we have had tons of girls asking when our next get-together would be, so we wanted to get the word out early: 


This year we are even hosting the workshop before Thanksgiving: 1) so you will have time to take our ideas and run with them if you want to make more gifts at home. And 2) so it won't compete with your (already) jam-packed December.

What: A fabulous handmade workshop to create + inspire handmade gifts just in time for the season of giving!
When: Saturday November 17, 1pm-4pm
Where: Amanda's home in Forest Lake MN

Investment: $50, which includes supplies + demonstrations for 6 amazing projects, treats, new friends, and giveaways galore! 

REGISTRATION OPENS Friday 9/21 <--Mark this on your calendar and check back here to purchase your ticket. There are just 20 seats available!

Now onto the big reveal...This year's projects!  Yay!
 1. Paper craft a journal
 2. Create 3 sets of cabochon earrings PLUS 3. Three bobby pins
 4. Stitch a key fob
 5: Craft a sparkling headband (Hellloooo holiday party!)
 And the BEST for last....6. Sew a lined zipper pouch 

So much goodness in store!! We cannot wait!! xoxo.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Be Crafty goes to FARGO!!

Hello friends!  We are SO excited to announce that another Be Crafty handmade workshop is just weeks away!!  This time we are headed to Fargo, ND  to craft at the Unglued store!!

                                                     SATURDAY, SEPT. 8th : 1pm
                        $35 : UNGLUED STORE, FARGO

Our creative workshops are designed for crafters of all skill levels, as an opportunity to relax, create, and network with other women who adore getting together to make pretty things with their hands.

We will set out some supplies galore, share how-to and help you create:

* Fabric Bunting Banner
* 3 Flower bobby pins
* 3 sets of Flower earrings
* Decorate a Composition Notebook

Grab a friend and come craft the afternoon away!!!  The cost is just $35 and includes a wealth of supplies, tons of information and inspiration!!!

 Registration is now open, so hurry over HERE and sign up! ONLY 15 seats will be available!

We cannot wait to see you there!! xoxo.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Ahhhh, the thrill of seeing another pretty craft party come together!  The theme of our most recent workshop was Nest Crafty--and man did we adore rocking out this springtime soiree.  To set the stage for inspiring our guests to make their homes a more wonderfully handmade sort of place, Amanda covered the walls of her home with pretty paper fans and tissue paper flowers...I hope she keeps them up all year! It was so rewarding to see so many beautiful, creative girls spend a Saturday afternoon and get their hands dirty making lovely things for their homes. Some of the attendees were ultra-talented creative business owners who wanted to take a break from their daily craft and enjoy creating new things.  Others were regular girls whose busy lives never allow them leisure time to get crafty--or never quite get their projects off the ground.  Some of us fell into both categories. ;)
Since almost everyone at the party was meeting each other for the first time, we had a tray of simple crafty name tags at the door.  Amanda made these out of Ball jar lids, a coat of chalkboard paint, and hot glued pretty clay flowers to the front and pins to the back!  LOVE!
Throughout the afternoon, each lady rotated through our project stations and created 6 different crafts.  We potted succulent terrariums in glass vases, and decorated them with mini mushrooms, banners, and lace trim.  We used pretty fabrics to sew throw pillows, create custom mouse pads, and wall hangings with embroidery hoops.  We pounded out old spoons and embossed them with sweet words for our gardens.  We decorated jars with lovely ribbons and washi tapes, to store change, pencils, etc.  We loved watching each others' projects take shape. We made new friends, shared inspiring ideas, and ate lots of sugar!!

Not only did we have goodies, giveaways, and treats for everyone, but we also sent each lovely lady home with an awesome screen printed BE CRAFTY canvas tote, a little gift of hand soap + a handmade hand towel,  plus some extra craft supplies from our sponsors!  We felt so lucky to have so many talented creative vendors partner with us to make the workshop extra fabulous.  Please find their shops and products by clicking the links on the left.

Thanks to all of our wonderful new & old friends for enjoying the workshop with us.  Can't even wait to start planning the next one!!