Thursday, February 10, 2011

Handmade Detroit Valentine Craft Meetup Recap

Posted by Crystal Pepperdine, Founder and Executive Director of Flint Handmade

Much love to Handmade Detroit for hosting a Valentine Craft Meetup in Birmingham on Tuesday!  Sarah and I drove down from Flint to hang with our friends in Metro Detroit.

We met in a well-appointed, modern community space at Urbane on Adams Apartments.  Lots of lighting, work tables, comfy chairs and outlets...perfect for a crafting social circle!

About 15 crafters showed up to work on a variety of projects: making valentines, embroidery, knitting, papercrafting, sewing and crocheting. 


 Martha Stewart Crafts donated a bunch of Valentine supplies to Handmade Detroit.  Score!

Michelle used some of Martha's awesome punches to make Valentine hearts.

Shelli (left) crafted a cute pink Valentine with a flock of red and white bird cutouts while her son, Oliver, made an adorable blue Valentine with lots of heart punches.


Sarah of yarnscratch embroidered a cat pattern that she got at the Flint Handmade Craft Supply Swap in August 2010!

Nicole went a little bonkers trying to get a knot out of her embroidery floss! :)

Jackie worked on a force-fastic Yoda embroidery transfer.  ;) 


Katherine was knitting a wraparound shawl with a button in the back...which she used to hide her cutie face from the camera!

Crystal was using the prettiest purple yarn for her knitting project.


Lori of Basement Art Creations punched out circles of her own photographs for glass goodies.

Bethany of Reware Vintage and Handmade Detroit was making cards from vintage sheet music.

Jill stamped her spiffy self-designed FRAGILE stamps on her mailing envelopes for Barrel of Monkeys.

Austin of AusGerCo cut up a Dirty Dancing calendar for a yet-to-be determined craft project...very intriguing!

Shawn of Shawn K. Knight (Graphic Design) made a list.  Now, a list may not sound like much, but we creatives need to make sure we get our gazillions of project ideas out of our heads and onto paper, so listmaking is super productive!


Lish of My Vintage Kitschen and Handmade Detroit brought her sewing machine...
...and sewed a sweet apron start to finish!


Veronica of ASTA Crochet rocked some sassy boots and some classy yarn!

As I was talking to Veronica, I realized that I was, in fact, wearing one of her crocheted cowls...of course, we had to take picture together for the blog!

Sarah and I had a great time with our crafty comrades in Metro Detroit!  Can't want to see all of you ladies and gentlemen again!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun night! Wonderful photos and so great to meet you!