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Crafty Goods – 6/27/14

Crafty Goods 6/27/14

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind around the Denver Craft Ninjas/Share Denver HQ!

I went to Alt Summit (and saw Martha Stewart), celebrated a birthday, and have been non-stop working! It’s good for me! I like staying busy!

Here’s what’s happening around these parts!

-Being crafty is good for your brain! My friend Shellie sent me this great link about how textile crafts are like meditation and benefit your noggin! Know what’s great? Share Denver is offering crochet, embroidery, and cross stitch in the month of July! Come on in and get yourself a zen hobby!

Handmade Homemade is this weekend! We’re really excited about this one! Our friend Crazy Mae’s is gonna be there!
But there’s bound to be all kinds of goodies to get your paws on! Saturday the 28th at Youth on Record (1301 W. 10th – $5 donation with $1 going to Youth on Record’s Alternative Music Education Programming), you guys!

-The Denver Public Library is ALREADY accepting applications for their 2014 Paris Holiday Market! Get your act together and apply! Click here for all the details!

-Don’t forget to get in on the super fun Share Denver Happy Hour Craft happening tonight! DIY Tub Teas!
It’s a great way to kick off the weekend! A little pampering and you deserve it!

-And hey! If you’re keen on sharing some of your own skills, come to the Share Denver Teacher Training happening on July 5th! It’s a great opportunity to teach your talents, meet new people, and make a little extra scratch for summer adventures and cocktails! Get registered and I’ll show you the ropes!

Have a great weekend, you sweet Ninjas!

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Holiday Craft Supply Swap!

Supply Swap

We know you have a craft stash. We all do! And a lot of it…we’re probably not going to use.
So, we’re encouraging you to go through it and freshen it up at our first ever Holiday Craft Supply Swap!

All the details are above, but let’s talk about some of the best parts of this event:
-Cleaning out your stash! You know you need too!
-Getting new stuff to help strategize your holiday crafting!
-It’s all for a good cause! Share Denver has teamed up with arc Thrift Stores and all remaining swap items and any proceeds go directly to them!
-SCISSOR SHARPENING! How many pairs of scissors do you curse while cutting out fabric for a quilt? Did your kids use your embroidery snippers? Randy’s Scissor Sharpening will be at the ready to help get your scissor game sharp!
Mikes2Kitchen will slangin’ delicious grub along with all the other tasty stuff happening on Fairfax (Latke LoveEis GelatoCamino Coffee)!

It’s going to be a great time and we’d love for you to join us!
So, start going through your stash! Let’s swap!

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DIY Halloween Headbands with arc Thrift Stores

arc Thrift Store Blog


Know what’s fun?
Getting together with your friends (at Share Denver) and DIYing your buns off!

Thankfully, my friends Shaun and Amber are always game to do something fun! And I’m always appreciative of their creativity and skill.
This time, we got together for a great opportunity to be the first guest blogger on the arc Thrift Stores new blog!

Click here for a super easy and fun couple of DIY Halloween Headband projects!

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National Craft Month

Yep! It’s that time of year again! March is National Craft Month!

And we’re so darn thrilled to have our month jam packed with all kinds of crafty goodness!

We’d love to know how you’ll be celebrating! Please share, in the comments, what you’ll be working on in March. Let’s talk materials, patterns, projects, and what is inspiring you!

We’ll be working on projects throughout the month and sharing them with you! We’ll provide you with directions, lists of materials, and hopefully we can create together!

Also, our Ninja-in-Chief is headed to Craftcation this month! She’ll be sharing her adventures with us! With great indie business classes and DIY projects, it’ll be worth paying attention!
She’ll be using Twitter and Facebook to share all the best that Craftcation has to offer.


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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Sweater Chains and DIY Collars

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Sometimes hanging with a small group of Ninjas is the best!
You get the chance to know each other and craft together – the laughter comes easy, the talk is fun, and you walk away feeling like you made new friends.
At least that’s how I felt after our Sweater Chain/DIY Collar project.

The crew was small, the bloody marys were delicious, and we mastered some jewelry making skills and got to play with beads and buttons.
Couldn’t get a better Sunday than that!

Sweater Chains are crazy cute and, even with some trial and error, I think everyone walked out with a finished piece that they loved. And the DIY Collars were fun and gave everyone a chance to customize and embellish their collar! We all agreed pouring over buttons and beads is a blast – sparkly and inspiring!

Thanks to the mostly new Ninjas that showed up! There were a few regulars though and they make such a good ambassadors for newbies – always friendly and welcoming!

As usual, thanks to Three Kings – They let us play our music, they run out for lightbulbs for us, and they generally do their best to make us feel at home!

Now, you Ninjas stay tuned! We have all kinds of great things coming up in February and we’d love to see you!

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DIY Collar & Sweater Chain Project!

Something has definitely been missing from our wardrobe! Something with chic shine! A little 50’s style granny glitz!
Have you been feeling the same way?

Well, if you have…you should join us for this totally adorable project!

We’ll be making a lovely DIY collar! These beautiful accents pull together any outfit with a little shine and neat, chic lines. We’ll offer a couple different styles and you can decide which one works best for you!
And the sweater chains! Oh my, these are addictive little darlings!
Hold a sweater, coat, or jacket together! Or even better, you can add these to your handbag or even a pocket. No matter how you decide to use them, you’ll be thrilled with how sweet they are!

You’ll leave with not one, but two new additions to your neckline!

As usual, we’ll be covering all the materials! The metallic faux leather, chain, jump rings, tools and shiny baubles!

We’ll be meeting at Three Kings on January 27th from 1-5 PM.
The cost of this project is $25 and we ask that you register via this link!
Bring a little extra dough for a cocktail, beer or soda! And don’t forget – bring something to snack on that you don’t mind sharing!

Let’s kick off 2013 with something to add a little pop to your ensemble! Don’t miss it!

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Denver Craft Ninjas Beer Brewing Project

Do you like beer? Of course, you do! Who doesn’t? We live in Colorado for heaven’s sake!

Colorado peeps know their beer and Ben Gardner, of Beer at Home, is one of those guys that has a passion for brewing and a willingness to teach others about it.

It’s been a long time coming, but after teaming up with Ben, PJ Hoberman of Denver Off the Wagon, and Bess Dougherty from Total Beverage…we’re ready to offer NINJA BREWING! Continue reading


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