How to Host Your Own Crafternoon

How to Host Your Own Crafternoon

Amy Azzarito
Jun 12, 2009

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After Renegade last week, I thought it was finally time to exercise my own creativity. But I am a little craft-challenged, so I turned to Maura Madden, author of Crafternoon...

Crafternoon has a project for each month of the year along with recipes for snacks and decorating tips. It's the perfect low-budget way to have fun with friends and to take everyone (except the most crafty) out of their element for some good old-fashioned fun!

For this project Maura suggested that we embroider napkins. One of my favorite crafters, Jessica Pigza, not only out-embroidered us all, but she also made the napkins that we used! The process was quite simple. First we outlined our design on the napkin (with a magic pen that washes off), then we freestyled it! Our hostess for the event, Rebecca Federman of Cooked Books provided snacks and made delicious Vodka Rosemary Lemon Fizz drinks. I didn't expect to have such a relaxing time embroidering with three other ladies. We only made one napkin each so it looks like we're going to have to do this again!

Would you consider crafting with friends?

(Images: Amy Azzarito

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