Holy moly, Ninjas! It’s the 4th Annual Denver Craft Ninjas Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls! And we’re so proud to be offering it at Share Denver!!
Denver Craft Ninjas is proud to offer this super fun event again this year! Dia de los Muertos, usually celebrated on November 2nd, is a day to honor those who have passed on before us. We want to be a part of your celebration and get crafty together!
Here’s the deal: We’re cranking out, assembly line style, a pile of sugar skulls – we’ll bring them to you and you will, in turn, decorate the skulls (with royal icing, feathers, flowers, glitter, etc.) and take them home to decorate your space, place on the grave of a beloved friend or family member, or create a Dia de los Muertos altar!
RSVP IS A MUST!
We’re hand making the skulls ahead of time and want to make enough for everyone! Click here to grab your spot!
1-5 PM at Share Denver – feel free to drop by during that time. Costumes encouraged! KIDDOS WELCOME!
We’re so proud to offer this event and hope that you’ll bring your friends and family for an afternoon of decorating and celebrating!
What’s included: Sugar skulls – 2 per person (1 large & 1 medium sized), royal icing, decorations, and tools, etc
What to bring: You and yours! If you would like to bring a snack or drink (alcohol allowed), please do!
We know we’ve been a bit quiet! But it’s for good reasons! Great reasons, really!
Share Denver is growing and becoming more lovely and amazing by the day! Classes almost daily, new teachers every month, and tons of cool plans for the future!
You want to get involved, I promise! Hit up their website, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook!
Still, we miss you, Ninjas! More than we can express!
And when our friends Hooked on Colfax asked us to host a little pop-up craft at their amazing coffee shop…we couldn’t say no.
We’ll be at Hooked on Colfax this Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM with a fun, simple project!
Join us and don’t forget to bring a a couple dollars for your project ($2.00 – it’s a steal) and some money for one of Hooked on Colfax’s divine drinks! And they’ve got a little bit of everything – from a latte to a bloody mary and more!
We hope we’ll see you on Sunday!
Is there a difference between crafter and artist? Should there be?
I’m going to argue that there isn’t a difference.
I’ll admit, I’ve been one to dismiss my own artistic endeavors, preferring to call myself a crafter, because it seems less serious and highbrow.
I’m sure there are “artists” out there that balk at crafters and their output – but I’d argue that there is precisely as much soulful effort and skill in appliqueing or jewelry making as there is in blending paint colors on a canvas or bending steel into sculpture.
Comparing the two is silly! And letting the two worlds merge is the only way to make crafters feel like artists and remind artists that they’re crafters!
I knew when Shawn Bowman first approached me about collaborating for the release of her book that things were gonna get awesome. But I don’t think I knew just how awesome!
But get some great minds together, add a Banjo Billy Bus, and a beer tour around Denver…you can begin to imagine what a great event we put together!
I’m not gonna elaborate too much. I think the pictures tell the story (drinking, crafts, hell raising), but I do want to remind you that you should pick up Shawn’s books! Beer Crafts and Criminal Crafts are both totally fun and silly and filled to the brim with DIY chutzpah!
And MAJOR thanks to Nick Nunns at TRVE Brewing, Pints Pub, Nikki Minette at River North Brewery, and Shawn Bowman. Each person and place contributed enormously to make our event what it was and we’re so darn appreciative! Drink at these establishments! Support local breweries!
We here at Craft Ninjas HQ love thrifting!
There’s something satisfying about finding a treasure meant for you amongst all the other treasures at a thrift store!
And as crafters, the thrift store is the best place to find economically sound materials for upcycling and unused/unloved fabric and craft supplies that might fit perfectly in our stash.
So, we were honored when ARC Thrift Stores sent us an invite to come for their exclusive media event at the brand new ARC Thrift Store in Louisville.
ARC’s mission is pretty simple – they take gently used donated items and create a retail space where shopper’s dollars are translated into enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Colorado. Shopping at ARC feels good!
We were treated to amazingly kind people, a gorgeous brand spankin’ new store, and a lovely collection of items! I grabbed a Fast Times at Ridgemont High record, some aprons, and a book on needlework! A little bit of everything!
It was such a pleasure to visit the new store and see the good work that ARC does in Colorado!
Go check out the store in Louisville this weekend! We hear there will be discounts galore and lots of fun!
ARC has stores all over the greater Denver area – if not Louisville then make your way to another of their locations!
Thanks so very much to the lovely folks at ARC! What an honor it was to sneak away for a little Monday morning shopping trip!