Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wonderfaire at IDEO

Craft Labs has been invited to Wonderfaire this year!

Wunderfaire at IDEO

What is Wunderfaire? a celebration of local craftspeople hosted by IDEO
Location: IDEO Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Join us for our 4th Annual IDEO craft faire
SHOP – over 30 vendors selling fine wares for men, woman, kids, your home and your dogs
EAT –  purchase yummy savory and sweet treats from one of our food carts
LIVE MUSIC  Rob Reich on accordion and Bernie Jungle with his homemade drum named "Shirly"
– percentage of proceeds directly benefit these three organizations...
SFMade, CraftLabs, Women for Women International

Here is our table where we made paper beads all night long!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fancy Pumpkin Carving

I didn't really like mine at first 
Until I lit the candle and turned out the lights - ooohhhh
Working, working, working

Some of the tools for pumpkin carving

Some of the finished pumpkins

Fab Earrings

From our most recent class.



Friday, September 7, 2012

Creative Wedding Party

Craft Labs hosted a Wedding shower for a dozen creative guests. We had a blast making felt creature wine toppers.

Wine toppers

Finger puppets

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wardrobe Redux 2012

Another successful clothing swap, this time craft labs members joined in. We all went home with bags of great new clothes. Some of us even found great shoes, comforters, and jewelry too. Tasty snacks helped keep us going.
How cool that our crafts classroom could look so much like a retail store.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shrinky Dinks

They are not just for kids!
This was so much fun that we needed extra time. (And that was not the plastic fumes talking, to quote one of the attendees.

It is amazing how much they shrink

Pretty dramatic size difference

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maker Faire 2012
At this years Maker Faire there were so many fun projects to try.  LED flowers, sewing a pink light into my shirt, and soldering a copper ring for the first time. But my favorite project from this years event was making this giant beaded necklace. Now to figure out where to wear it.

Shrinky Dinks
Thurday May 31

Come make some! Great for pendants or earrings

Earring Night  

These were made in the April class. The next class is Monday June 4th

Some lucky dog owner is going to go home with this great pair. These earrings are going to an auction/fundraiser for pet adoption. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Handmade Paper

The first Saturday workshop at Craft Labs
Papermaking is messy but a lot of fun. It makes a highly textured sheet of paper that feels wonderful and can be used for many projects - cards, books, collages for example. Once you get the technique down, you can make lots of sheets of paper in a variety of colors.

Using a paper punch to add embellishments.

Earring Night

Some of what was created that night.
I love these:

Holiday Card Making at Craft Labs

I love it when adults embrace glitter!