Crafternoon Hits San Francisco

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Boy do I love San Francisco. I’m not the first one who left another little piece of my heart there, and there’s no way I’m the last.

The first Crafternoon at the San Francisco Public Library was a tremendous success. On Saturday, August 27th at Presidio Branch I kicked off the Crafternoon series, West Coast library style, showing folks how to create collages and decoupage.

An incredible amount of gorgeous craft supplies were generously donated by EK Success Brands. Here are just some of the lovely things they donated to the series, which will be used at all of the future events. EK Success set the library up so that the Crafternoon at the SFPL series is sure to achieve handmade greatness!

The space at the library is perfect for this series – bright, sunny and brand spanking new! And we had a fantastic turnout of family and friends, ready to craft and chat.

People dove right into the decoupaging, creating all kinds of beautiful pieces.

I was absolutely thrilled with every aspect of the event. It took a lot of coordinating and brainstorming, and all of the effort really paid off. I’d like to thank all of the good people at the San Francisco Public Library who made it happen: Christy Estrovitz, Rosie Merlin, and especially Megan Anderson, the Presidio Branch manager pictured below.

Megan brought a diverse selection of craft books to the event, and had a laptop with her so that any attendee with a library card could check books out directly from her. And for those folks who didn’t have a library card, she was able to sign them up on the spot!

The next SFPL Crafternoon event will take place in October. Please check the Presidio Branch site for details closer to the date.

As for me, I’m back in NYC, ready for this Saturday’s Handmade Crafternoon at the NYPL. We’ll be celebrating the release of Design*Sponge at Home, the first book by design*sponge, which is out today! Hope to get crafty with you soon.

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Crafternoon at the San Francisco Public Library

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I can’t believe it’s almost time for my first Crafternoon at the San Francisco Pulic Library! On Saturday, August 27th, from 2-4pm, the whole family is invited to come to our kickoff Crafternoon event at the library’s Presidio Branch. I will be leading the event, and will show crafters how to create collages and how to decoupage. We’ll cut and paste our way to some gorgeous crafty goods.

I’m so happy to say that this event is FREE, just like our Handmade Crafternoon events at the NYPL. Supplies are generously donated by EK Success Brands. If you would like to practice decoupage, please bring a box of any size to decorate.

There will also be a selection of inspiring craft books on hand from the library’s collection. I hope I’ll see you there!

Presidio Branch Library, Meeting Room (3150 Sacramento St., SF) | Saturday, August 27 | 2-4p | FREE

*This event is all ages, but children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

**If you have magazines lying around your house that you’d be happy to cut up and craft with, please bring them!

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