Posts tagged letsgocrafting
Donation Workshops

Donation workshops have become an important part of Let’s Go Crafting offerings. Every month we hold a workshop where children ages 2nd grade through high school come and make things that are donated to local organizations. Donation workshops are completely free. All skills levels are welcome, all supplies are included and light snacks are provided.

This month, on Saturday, August 31st from 9:00am-12:00pm, we are sewing quilt tops (I will finish the quilts) to donate to the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto.

Past donation workshops have focused on making cat/dog beds for Pets In Need in Palo Alto,

and making tote bags that were filled with all kinds of goodies such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, tooth paste, floss, soap etc to benefit Downtown Streets Team in Palo Alto.

It is so rewarding to be offering donation workshops. This community means so much to me and it’s just feels right to be giving back and helping our youth of today to do the same. Have your kids join us in August or another time in the future. We have a great time!

Camp Fun!

We always have such a great time in camp!!!

We make sure that each student learns the skills they need to create and finish the projects they dream. Some students made hats with the circle loom.

Other students sewed and made pin cushions and pillows. Students can choose to move across different disciplines as the mood strikes them.

Students wove on rigid heddle looms and frame looms. They made bags with zippers and straps in all shapes and sizes.

Just look at all those fun “pets”!! Notice the added zippers and keychain rings! Those additions are completely new ideas from the students for their pets.

As you can probably tell, our students are simply amazing using their new skills and I can only imagine how far they will take their projects.

Sewing Camp Wrap Up

Camp last week was such a blast!!

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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!!

Stuffies!!

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

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!

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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.

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!

Adult Class!

Our adult classes cover a wide range of projects.  Clothing, pillows, decorations, quilts, you name it, we can most likely make it happen!img_2633img_2659This adult blue skirt was the mastermind idea of this mom.  She came to class with a dress that didn't quite fit the way she wanted and we turned it into a skirt with a ruffle for her to wear at her daughter's colonial simulation day!  Job well done!img_2628img_2620img_2627img_2632So many things to learn!!

Birthday Party!

We organized another fun-filled birthday party this past weekend!

Before a party we get all set up.Before any party, we make sure all the pieces necessary for the project and the tools needed are all set up and ready to go.Attaching the eyes.

Once the guests arrive, they pick their fabrics and get started right away.  Here they are cutting out and attaching the eyes.

So Cute!I don't know how they do it, but each student manages to pick the perfect eyes to go with their owl.Snack time on the patio.Chatting and eating.Back to work.Finishing touches.Hand sewing together.Creative additions.

Each owl turns out different and totally cute.  Some of the party goers decided to add embellishments to their owls.  I really love when this happens!

Fronts.Tail feathers added.

Such cute tail feathers!

Such a fun time!