What a fantastic evening at the Craft and Folk Art Museum's Etsy Meet & Make! We had a packed house on the patio, where heat lamps warmed up the brisk air while we made books.
After a couple of quick demos everyone was off and running on the two projects. I brought a selection of stamps, some scrap decorative paper and punches to decorate the books, and I was blown away by the designs people were coming up with.
Books were covered with collages, stamped patterns and drawings that were just gorgeous. Above is a file folder book by Michelle Yashar. I think it was brilliant that she used parts of the kit bags to decorate the front.
We couldn't have had a nicer crowd. Everyone was in a good mood, and why not? Where else can you get together with fellow creative types, have some drinks and snacks and make cool projects for a mere $7? Kudos to CAFAM for hosting these monthly Etsy nights.
Thanks to CAFAM, their staff and volunteers for all the help that night. I truly couldn't have done it without them. Thanks also to Stefanie Girard of Craftside, who did a giveaway of journals and wrapping paper, and to my friend Debra Disman. If you want to attend the next one, they're held on the first Thursday of each month. Don't miss it!