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Sewing Camp Wrap Up

Camp last week was such a blast!!


A sewing folio, complete with two side zippered pockets, one of them with a vinyl covering, pincushion, needle minder and smaller pockets!!

Weaving scarves!

Sewing hairbands and scrunchies!

Bags and cases!

Quilted and pieced items!

Jewelry Galore!!


What a fantastic week!!  I can't wait to meet our students this coming week! 

Sewing Camp This Week

We are off to an amazing start to camp this week!!  Saying that we are a sewing camp is a little misleading as we have a few weavers and some jewelry makers thrown into the mix.  Everyone is having a great time as they get to choose exactly what the wish to make and what media they wish to use!!

We have stuffed toys…

We have jewelry making…

We have weaving…

We have pouches of all kinds.  Some with zippers (more than one!) and some with velcro…

We have headbands, scrunchies and bracelets…  AND  So much more!!

Our workspace is full of fun, collaboration and inspiration!!  Join us for a week of camp!

June Happenings!!

Adult Classes!!

Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

  Please join us to learn to sew, knit, crochet, or weave (or brush up on skills you might already have!).  Do you want to learn to make clothes for yourself or your children?  How about gift items for anniversaries, baby showers, graduations and more?  In this open ended class, you choose what skill you want to work on and what project pleases you.  Quilts, bags, stuffed animals, scarves, clothes and so much more.  You choose the class and the medium, we provide everything else!  $25 per class, pay as you go, come when you can.  Please contact us for availability.

Summer Camps!!

  We have openings in our Knitting/Crochet camp the week of 7/8 and our Sewing camp the week of 8/5.  Don't worry!!  If your child would like to sew during a knitting/crochet camp -- they absolutely can!  If your child would like to knit or crochet during a sewing camp -- they absolutely can!  Weaving is offered during any camp upon request.  Please let us know if you would like to take one of the last spots in camp this summer.

Parent's Night Out!!

Friday, June 28th from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Ages 2nd grade through high school.All skill levels welcome and all supplies included.Light snacks provided.Cost:  $30 per student.

Parents enjoy some well deserved time off while kids enjoy creative time in the Let's Go Crafting Fiber Arts Studio!  Please contact us for availability.

Free Donation Workshop!!

Saturday, June 29th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Ages 2nd grade through high school.All skill levels welcome and all supplies included.Light snacks provided.Cost:  Free.

In this workshop we will be making tote bags to benefit Downtown Streets Team Palo Alto.  This organization helps the homeless.  We will stuff our completed tote bags with travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, water bottles, etc.  If you have any of these that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate them.  Please contact us for availability.

Let's Go Vernon Terrace, Palo Alto, CA  94303

Sewing Camp!

Our first camp of summer is in full swing and we are having a blast!!!  We already have lots of finished projects:

Pajama Pants – love those little hedgehogs!!

Bracelets, Scrunchies and Head Bands!

Pillows with applique are really popular. The pillow with the hedgehog applique….those are actually pockets!


We also have weaving and crochet happening in camp.  Students really do get to choose their form of fiber art!

And lots and lots of creativity! I can’t wait for camp to start today to see what these students will come up with!

Fabulous Adult Classes

We have so much fun in our adult class!! This week we had a memory quilt finish!!Yay!!! This student had not used a sewing machine before and in two months time she mastered the machine and made a fantastic quilt for her son!Lots of other projects being worked on!Cutting strips of fabric for another memory quilt. Using a rotary cutter is so much fun!And hand sewing the hem on a dress. Many different things happening!! Join us for our next class! Contact us for availability.

Monday Funday

Class on Monday was super fun and full of creative energy!

Our beading/jewelry making station is still seeing lots of action!  I love what these students are making!

Isn’t this narwhal amazing?!  I love that creative eye!


We are weaving up a storm.  This scarf is almost finished!  It will come off the loom next Monday.

The studio is always  a hive of creative energy.  Everyone choosing their own projects and bringing them to life!  For me, there is no better job to have or place to be!

Donation Workshop

Once a month Let's Go Crafting hosts a donation workshop.  Donation Workshop days are free and students join us to make something that benefits a charitable organization.  This month we made cat beds for the animal shelter in Palo Alto.



This month's team of fantastic students!! 

We used old towels (most of them were donated by our community) to make the beds.

 The kids cut the towels and sewed them and then stuffed the outside channel to make them more comfortable for the cats.

 We had soooo much fun!!

Some of our students even made two beds!! Thank you to everyone who donated and who came to sew!!!

May Parents Night Out!

We had a great time last month at Parents Night Out!  We are now offering another one!

Parents enjoy some well deserved time off while the kids enjoy time in Let's Go Crafting's studio and create some really fun projects.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Cost: $30 per child, pre-registration required.

Ages: 2nd grade through high school

All skill levels welcome!

We created some sewing projects!

We made earrings!

We made necklaces!



And had a healthy snack!!  Please join us for this one!

Adult Classes in May!

Hi Everyone!

We have been having a lot of fun in our adult classes! Some students are working on memory quilts as gifts, some on bags, dresses and stuffed animals.

 There are now two options for class:

Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm and
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Come join us to learn to sew, knit, crochet or weave. Brush up on skills or learn new ones. $25.00 per class. All supplies, materials and tools provided.

Please let me know if you are interested and would like to join us!

Parents Night Out!!

There are still spots left in our Parents Night Out event this Friday!  Enjoy some well deserved time of while the kids join Let's Go Crafting in our studio and create some fun projects.  This Friday, April 26th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Ages 2nd grade through high school.  $30 per child - each child will bring home at least one completed project sewn all by themselves.  All skill levels welcome and all supplies included.  Light snacks provided.  Contact us at for more information and to register.

New!!! A Beading Center!

Over the Palo Alto Unified Spring Break, we organized and got our new beading center up and running.  This has been a fantastic addition to our studio!  Our students are creating so many things!

Our beading goodness!

Lots of beautiful earrings!!


Fabulous Bracelets!

Beaded Bookmarks!


This is our workstation.  Our students are really enjoying the option to make jewelry!

These are our planning boards – for design and balance.

I can’t wait until our next class to see what other creations happen!!

Upcoming Events!!
There are so many exciting things happening at Let's Go Crafting!!
First, our summer camps are filling up so please let us know if you would like to register.  Our schedule is attached.
Second, we are offering the first "Date Night".  This is a night where parents can go out and let their children stay with Let's Go Crafting to create a fun project to take home with them.
Date:  Friday, April 26, 2019
Time:  7:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages:  8-15
Cost:  $30 per attendee, pre-registration required.
Third, our second free donation workshop to make pads for the cats at the Palo Alto Animal Shelter.  I met with the director over spring break and she let me know this is what they need most.  These pads are with the cats in their cages and then go home with them so they have something familiar to help with their comfort as they transition to their forever home.
Date:  Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages:  8-15
Cost:  $0, pre-registration required
Donation:  Please bring an old towel or two if you can.  **NOT REQUIRED**
Studio time!!

Our new jewelry making station saw some good use today!  I’m so excited to be offering this to our students!

As always, there is so much good creativeness going on in the studio!  Lots of weaving – this one with beads.

Knitting and hand sewing!

And as always, sewing!

Our week in review

This week has been great!  We worked on so many different projects and had so much fun!

We had lots of finishes!  Bean bags, pin cushions and a zippered heart pouch which actually has a zipper on the back as well!  Very creative!

There was knitting, weaving, cross stitch, sewing and crochet happening!  And…

something that really makes me happy.  These sewn projects were all made by one of my students all by herself at home!  How fantastic is that?!!

Spring Break Sewing Camps!!

We are accepting registration for our spring break sewing camps now!

On Connie's Playdesk February, Week 1

I have so much fun in the studio working with our students, but I also have fun working on some of my own projects!  Here are some things I've been doing this week.







And of course, lots of baking and cooking!

Last week of January in review

We had lots of finished projects!

We wound our hand dyed yarn into balls to take home.

And we continued with projects and started new ones.  It’s always such a fun time in the studio!

2 weeks of January in review

Since the start of the new year, we have been having a fantastic time in the studio!  Having a break for the holidays is fun and I love spending time with family, but I am always super happy to get back to the studio with our students.  We have accomplished and learned so much these first two weeks back.

We had a big finish by a student who has been working hard on this over-the-shoulder bag.  The front and shoulder strap is quilted, it has a zippered outside pocket, it has inside pockets and is totally lined.  It is a true work of art!!  I can’t wait to see what she makes next.

Two new sewers finished their pin cushions.  Aren’t they sweet?!!


We had a finished woven scarf and an embroidered bookmark.  Both are super cute.


A finished llama stuffed animal!  This is so soft and cuddly!

We learned how to dye yarn…

The hanks turned out gorgeously!!


Lots and lots more weaving going on.  Some of our weavers are creating patterns with pick up sticks!

And lots more sewing.  We were also knitting and crocheting this week.  More on that next time!

On Connie's Playdesk this week.

This past week has been super fun!!  Classes started back up and the studio was full of students, great projects both started and finished and energy!!  I love a full studio!  On my front I did a lot of baking, cooking and cross stitching.  The Santa cross stitch is coming right along...



I also made a sourdough starter,


Which turned into sourdough bread, waffles and pizza crust.  All were super yummy – the kids now want to make homemade pizza every Friday instead of store bought.  That’s a win in my book!!  I also made a friendship bread starter..

Which turned into bread, cookies and pancakes.  I still have a little left in the fridge to make more pancakes.  Both starters are sitting on the counter being fed and cared for so we can have more fresh bread and goodies!


Some planting happened.  I have had those cute little pots forever and they were looking very forlorn so I decided to plant them – spider plant to the left, some random little plant from the garden in the center and two leaves of a succulent on the right.  I hope they all grow.  The two at the top are an ivy and morning glory (from seed) – one of my sons gave me those cute glass planters and I wanted to use them right away!!

My two youngest (13 and 17) decided to play with chocolate.  They covered oranges and apples – that’s healthy, right?? and then filled ice cube trays with chocolate, raspberries, little marshmallow bits, and more chocolate.  Needless to say, all of these are gone!

Lastly, I tried my hand at crab cakes and they turned out pretty good.  Everyone ate them and liked them.  Can you see the sourdough bread in the left photo?  There were also some cooked made with chocolate chips filled with peanut butter – YUMMY!!

All in all, this week was very productive and looks super busy, but I didn’t feel super busy.  I guess that’s the best way to go about it, do the things you love and life feels great!