If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while,
You know I’m nuts about crafting.
My standard line?
I’ve never met a craft I didn’t want to try.
I also love to see what others are doing and making.
I think hand crafted anything is pretty cool.
But since I moved to Charlotte,
I’ve been especially on the lookout for crafters & makers with aesthetics in line with mine.
It took me two years to find them.
When I stumbled across Jen & Katie of Modern Craft Collective,
I knew I’d finally found my local crafting kindred spirits.
Jen & Katie are a source of arts and crafts knowledge & experience.
Ceramic hand building.
I’m telling you… just name it & they have experience with it.
The best part?
THEY LOVE TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE…
…And they are darn good at it!
So when I heard they were offering a Christmas Craft Camp,
I made sure I joined the fun.
Their craft camp was a three hour extravaganza of “all you can make.”
Tables were set buffet style with six different projects to choose from.
My craft-loving heart started pounding the minute I saw all making possibilities.
I started by trying something totally new:
It was quick, easy fun with an interesting result.
Once I finished my design,
Katie tacked it into a wooden block
and even attached the picture hanger on the back.
What a treat to have her handle the mundane part of the project for me!
Next I jumped over to the garland making station.
Can I just say…
There’s always room for one more garland.
While I was hopping from craft to craft,
My boy tackled the most challenging project:
He drew his own design.
Set all the nails in place.
And then very carefully looped embroidery floss all around.
Once I saw E with the string art,
Of course, I had to try it too!
I plopped a Pinterest pic of Christmas tree string art right on top of my slab of wood
and got hammering.
Handling all those little nails turned out to be a little tricky.
But I took my time and didn’t freak out over crooked nails.
And there it is.
Three hours of crafting fun.
Four completed projects to take home.
And a whole lot of new crafting inspiration.
A big thank you to Katie & Jen.
Modern Craft Collective is the best!