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Let’s catch up, Ninjas! September Project!

Whoa! Have you missed me?
I’ve missed you, but my focus has had to shift a little!
As of the end of August, Share Denver is entirely my baby.
To say “shit is crazy” is an understatement! But this labor of love is truly that – I am thrilled to be steering the ship and taking control of the vision of this amazing space that I love so much.

That being said…I miss you, Ninjas!
I miss the spirit and heart of Denver Craft Ninjas, but it’s always been my intention to start hosting Ninja events at Share Denver on a consistent basis and provide a place for us to see each other again and raise hell like we used to!

So, let’s do it! September is our month!

Join me for this super fun and simple last flowery hurrah before fall sets in! I’ll provide all the materials and you make giant paper flowers to your heart’s content!
What’s Included: All supplies!
What to Bring: BYOB, cool dance moves, good vibes!
September 7th from 1 PM -5 PM
Click here to register!

Let’s have some fun and make some fun, colorful flowers! I can’t wait to see you!

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Book Club – #GIRLBOSS

About a month ago, I downloaded Sophia Amoruso’s book #GirlBoss. When you see a hashtag take off the way #GirlBoss does, it’s hard not to feel like you should investigate.
And I gotta say, what I found resonated with me.

#GirlBoss

I’d like to say, in general, that I hate most things that everyone else loves. I don’t know – I’ve always been one of those people that immediately rejects things that are universally embraced by the rest of the world. Maybe it’s elitist, snobby, or exclusive…but it’s who I am.
So, I was skeptical of Amoruso’s book – and I realize, that’s what she would want from me. I learned, in the first chapter, that she doesn’t want me to idolize her, or anyone for that matter, but to be my own idol. Great way to start a book about being a #GirlBoss!

There are so many gems in this book. So many places where I was like, “Oh my! Why aren’t Sophia and I friends?!”.
I don’t want to spoil them for you because you should read the hell out of this book, but here is a list of my fave gems:

-Believe in yourself and other people will believe in you too!
-Hard work, creativity, and determination make things happen.
-Believe what you’re doing will have positive results (even if it’s not immediately obvious).
-You don’t get what you don’t ask for.
-You can’t have it all and nothing comes easy.
-Take risks.

Basically, this book is amazing. Sophia owns her past, her present and future and she’s not embarrassed to talk about where she comes from or where she sees herself heading.
It’s so refreshing to see a woman walk the walk, talk the talk, and take control of her business and her life and not be ashamed of what she doesn’t know.

If you’re a female entrepreneur, buy this book. If you’re a dreamer, buy this book. If you’re looking to commiserate about 90s fashion and dumpster diving, buy this book!
And then read it!
And talk to me! Because I’ve been waiting to talk about it with someone!

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What Are You Working On?

WAYWO
Sometimes what I’m working on looks a lot like this.
I spent the weekend planning, strategizing, watching GIRLS on HBOGo and drinking wine.  Truth!

But I did get to participate in the Share Denver Etsy Craft Party and got to stitch and sequin a pretty phenomenal vintage photo.

Swim - Etsy Craft Party
What about you? What were you up to this weekend?
Share your own stitching projects, pics of your newly reorganized garage, or the gorgeous fruit salad you made for a BBQ! Make sure to tag it with #WAYWO on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Share Denver Etsy Craft Party!

Etsy Craft Party

What are you doing June 6th from 6-9 PM?

If you aren’t craftin’ at Share Denver…you’re crazy!

Share is hosting their 1st ever Etsy Craft Party and I want you to join in the fun!
The theme of the craft party is “recapture” and we’ll be using really lovely vintage photographs and floss to decorate and embellish the images . Please feel free to bring your own photos if you’d like!

Recapture
We’re providing all the materials and beer too! All you have to do is sign up here (for a meager $5) and show up ready to craft and laugh and have a blast!
Hope to see you there!

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What Are You Working On?

Grommets

Beaded Plant Holder

After a heck of a lot of fun this weekend, it’s time to get back to work!
I’m working on a collaboration that requires grommets and piles of nylon webbing – it’s exciting to work with new materials.
Also, project testing for a class I’ll be teaching at Share Denver in June! I had a semi-disaster with an oil paint pen. But it’s kind of pretty, right?

Oil Paint Pen Explosion
What are you working on?!
New batch of beer brewing? Did you stain your porch over the weekend? Are your poppies blooming? Did you make any amazing family recipes for the holiday?
Share them with me in the comments or via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WAYWO!

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Crafty Goods – 5/23/14

Spring Balloons

Happy Friday to all you crafters, makers, and handmade enthusiasts!
I’m so excited to be back and I’m thrilled to report that I am doing this Craft Ninjas/Share Denver thing FULL TIME.
It’s an inspiring time and there’s so much I want to do…so much that needs to be done!
And the first item on my checklist is a weekend collection of all the crafty stuff happening in & around Denver and some extras to keep you energized!

-First and foremost, ArtStir is happening this weekend! 100% Colorado artisans, crafters, and makers will be sharing their wares in downtown Denver and it’s going to be a lovely sight! Take some time to wander the 16th St. Mall, shop local, and celebrate the holiday weekend by supporting creativity!

-Also, the Denver Flea is debuting on Saturday at City Park! A celebration of all things Colorado – beer, food, artisan crafts! And if you RSVP NOW…they’ll buy your first beer or coffee! That’s a win in my book!

-If you’re wanting to get out of town for the weekend, Estes Park is hosting their Art Market in Bond Park! With a healthy variety of local and national makers, this sure to be a lovely stroll! Plus you’re in Estes Park – go to the Stanley and drink a whiskey cocktail!

-Speaking of craft events, we’ve got a couple of good ones still accepting applications:

Don’t wait a minute to get your application in for Handmade Homemade! Their next event is June 28th, but applications are due May 30th. Hit up their website to apply!

The Denver Public Library is putting on their own Arts & Crafts Fair at the Sam Gary Branch in September and they want you! Application fee is crazy cheap ($20!!) and it looks like it’s gonna be a lot of fun! Reach out to Janet Banks at 720-865-1219 for more information!

-Can you even believe how cool this video is? All of it animated with yarn! It’s mesmerizing!

-And finally, this weekend Share Denver is hosting an event for Every Mother Counts. One of our fine teachers & friends, Sara Downey-Robinson, has put together a baby shower to gather donations and provide resources for mothers & families.
It’s an amazing cause and we’re pretty honored she picked us to host this cool get together! Drop your donations at Share around 10 AM, visit with Sara to learn more about Every Mother Counts, and grab a mimosa!

It’s gonna be a good weekend! Take pictures of any projects that you’ve been working on and share them with us for #WAYWO on Monday!

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What Are You Working On?

Let’s get this week started!
It was a pretty darn productive weekend at Ninjas HQ!
And it got me thinking – I like to share what I’m working on…but what are YOU working on?

Here’s a sample of the stuff I cranked out this weekend:

Crochet Washcloth

Squirrel Cross Stitch

Brussel Sprout Embroidery
So, seriously, what are you working on?
It doesn’t have to be crafty…it can be some construction project in your backyard, the start of your garden, or starting giant pot of kimchi!
Share it here, on your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and hashtag it #WAYWO

Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

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