The second Chicago Craft Social | How About Orange

August 20, 2009

The second Chicago Craft Social

A random sampling of photos from the August 14 Craft Social:

We oohed and ahed over Edwin Monfero's fruit sculpture demo.

A shot of the room. With a couple guys there in the foreground making advanced paper airplanes. Way to represent, gentlemen.

Selecting paper requires extreme concentration.

Looks like this lovely woman is stitching something funny onto a dinner napkin.

Meet two of the four organizers, Megan Heep, center, and Megan Hall, right. Megan Heep just posted the instructions for this Green Clean Sample Kit project on her blog if you want to try it out. It was determined you must add the ingredients in the correct order, or you'll make cement. Oops.)

And last but not least, I give you: Mr. Jones! Yes, the engineer came to craft night because he loves me. He made a bunch of spiral bound notebooks with exquisite craftsmanship. What a guy.

A huge thank you goes to Jessie Stevens of Simply Jessie Photography who donated her time and talent. Jessie is hosting an afternoon Open House and evening Launch Party on Sept. 19. To see her new studio and network with other cool Chicagoland people over cocktails, don't miss it! Click here for details.

See more of Jessie's Craft Social photos in the growing Facebook album, and I'll add the whole works to the Craft Social Flickr group soon.

17 comments:

Grandma G said...

Looks like a great time! That fruit sculpture is AMAZING!!

Re: Mr. Jones... Shouldn't that have been "Kraftmanship"? ;-)

Jess said...

Well, he did use Kraft product packaging for his notebook covers, so that does quality as Kraftsmanship.

Mim Smith Faro said...

Soooo jealous! I have tried to get something going like this in my area but it never pans out.

Erin said...

Looks like fun! I also know Jessie...we went to high school together!

emily said...

oh it looks so great, i'm so so so sad i missed it. :( can't wait for the next one.

down pillow said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I could have gone! Although the watermelon sculptures aren't that bad- if you can carve a pumpkin it's nearly the same thing!

mari_contrary said...

looks like it was so fun! My favorite part: Mr. Jones wearing a Bruce Lee T-shirt just to show, you know, that he's still super tough even though he's crafty. :)

Megumi said...

I might need to think about moving to Chicago...

I love to see serious Mr. Jones always. He must have used some technical terms to cut paper, of course.

Kira said...

The fruit sculpture was amazing! Looked like soo much fun wish I could have been there! <33

Valerie said...

Looks like a lot of fun, I am sorry I missed it! I will be there next time for sure.

Sally said...

Makes me think that maybe I should move to Chicago so that I can come along too!

Becky said...

Pea green with envy I am. All we have 'round here is "Blue-haired Biddy" quilt shows = bleh. I'm moving to the windy City so I can have fun too!


I wish!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

I'm so jealous of this event! I wish I could have hopped on a plane. But I am talking to Craft to host one where I am! I just can stand missing out on the fun. Looks like it was a blast.

Nicole said...

How cool! I love that the mister came out with you. :)

The Johnsons said...

Just wanted to let you know that we used your fabric covered tacks tutorial, from a few years ago, for our craft day yesterday. Thanks for the cute idea!!

Wendy said...

I'm surprised more guys haven't figured out what a "target rich environment" craft fairs are. :)

Jeanette said...

ooooh! This looks so fun!
(having a "wishing you were here/there" moment)

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