Monday, October 30, 2006

Stick Bugs and Crafts

walking stick bug
Our last meeting was way back in September! So Sorry for the late post! As Raoul and I put our supplies in the car, we found a walking stick bug hanging out on the car! I picked it up and placed it in a nearby tree.

raoul sews
What happened at our last meeting? Raoul sewed more and more fangs, if I remember correctly. Leanne knitted, too. I worked on some stuff for my art shows.

elizabeth and rita
Elizabeth worked on some new Christmas goodies. She brought her pal, Rita, who knitted!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I am Late Posting This!

elizabeth's crafty goodies.
At last, I am posting our belated update! Athens Church of Craft will meet on Saturday, September 30 from 2-5pm at our usual, X Ray Café at 261 W Washington Street. If you like, please bring your favorite snack to share with everyone.

Hooray for Church of Craft!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Our Last Meeting

elizabeth sewed
We had such a productive meeting. Elizabeth came and worked on some Christmas garlands of felt stars and candy canes. It looks so cute!

leanne and ben.
Our newest flock member, Leanne, knitted a scarf for her kitty, Salvador. I hear her kitty loves wearing things! Ben is here, too. Maybe next time he will bring a craft to work on with us!

raoul and leanne

raoul's fangs
Raoul worked on some more of his plush fangs. He is working his way to one hundred fangs for our gallery show coming up in November.

my beading
I worked on some beaded necklaces again. I also cut out about 20 raindrops for the Youngblood show in November.

Thanks for the snacks, too. Next time we will have to have more cookies!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Meet Me in September

fang dolls
I can't believe it is September soon! Athens Church of Craft will meet on Saturday, September 2 from 2-5pm at our favorite hot spot, X Ray Café at 261 W Washington Street. Join us and get ready to meet some crafty individuals!

Since this is a holiday weekend, we were thinking of making some snacks to share with everyone. If you wish, bring your favorite goodie to share!

Please bring your craft project to work on, and see you Saturday!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

We had a really great time!

raoul made some
Church of Craft is going great. Raoul sewed some tooth fairy plush for our art show. His plans are to make one hundred for our show. Wish him luck...

kathrine embroidered
Kathrine worked on embroidering a dragon for her sister! Check it out.

elizabeth sewed
Elizabeth had felt hearts and flowers cut out and sewed them for some wonderful ribbon garland.

i beaded
I made a couple beaded necklaces.

See you next time!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Church of Craft meeting

here kitty kitty!
We will have our get together on Saturday, August 19 from 2-5pm at X Ray Café at 261 W. Washington Street. Please bring your projects and get ready to have some fun with everyone!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Hooray for Indie-pendence!

all the happy apples
Here are some photos from the Indie=pendence Day sale in Decatur. We had a really great time meeting everyone and seeing all the amazing handmade goodies. Here are some of my Happy Apples at the table.

hot dogs!
pouches, books, notepads, tissue pals.
Here are some of the other things we have made!

fang plush
Raoul sewed an army of fangs! Check them out!

Here I am sporting my new sleep mask from the amazing artists at Deli-Made. I also got two beautiful prints from Alena, one of a bunny, and the other of a fawn. The other goodie I came home with was a top from Snowflake 66 that is now my new favorite top!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Indie-pendence Day Sale

the happy apple.
Raoul and I will be participating in the Summer Indie-pendence Day Sale on Sunday, July 9 from 12-5pm. We will have so many cute handmade goodies for sale, please come and visit our table!

New Crafty Peeps

elizabeth and her daughter clare
The Church of Craft Athens welcomes Elizabeth and her daughter, Clare, who joined us at the last get together. Elizabeth made the sweetest little bunny toy that was inspired by a vintage bunny she bought at an antique shop in Savannah, while Clare beaded.

i cut out little birds
It was alot of fun crafting, talking to Paul, and meeting new people. I cut out lots of little pink and blue birds while Raoul sewed some new plushie ideas. Dave had his embossing kit and went to town.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Third Get Together

Please join us for our third meeting of the Church of Craft Athens. We are holding the Church on June 3, from 3-5pm, at the wonderful X Ray Café at 261 W. Washington Street. Bring some friends and your crafty project!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Squarey is ready!

ready for the close up?
Finally! Here is my Squarey pillow! I just finished sewing, attaching the arms and legs, adding the eyes, and embroidering the mouth. I think she came out cute. This is a detail of her face. This is my first Church of Craft project I completed. I am so thrilled!

another view.
Look how adorable Squarey Cotton Candy looks hanging out on my bed.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Kraft and Crafts

my knitting
second meeting
Today's Church of Craft was held at the popular Athens spot, the X-Ray Café. I got a good deal of knitting done - both arms for my Squarey pillow. How I can't wait to finish her! Raoul sewed ten pouches and started a small bunny from one of my patterns.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Second get together

second meeting
Please join the Church of Craft Athens for our second meeting! Please join us and bring your craft project to work on.

We will meet at Common Ground on Saturday, April 22 from 1-4pm. Common Ground is located at 157 Newton Street (on the corner of Broad and Newton).

Monday, April 10, 2006

Crafts and a little BBQ

this is the
Here are is what happened at our first Church of Craft get together.

these are all the tiny envelopes

wendy and dave
Our new friend Dave brought his die-cutter and we made tiny envelopes.

Wendy worked on her photo scrapbook to document their outing to a dance club the night before. Here she is checking out all of the cute little pouches that Raoul sews.

roaul sews
Raoul sewed like crazy!

i am making
And I tried to finish my pillow, but ended up making lots of tiny envelopes with that neat-o machine!

PS - There was a guy cooking barbecue sauce in the kitchen the whole time we worked!

Friday, March 31, 2006

First Meeting

sister missy,
Please join the Church of Craft Athens for our first meeting! We are very excited to meet you and check out your projects.

We will meet at Common Ground on Saturday, April 8 from 1-4pm. Common Ground is located at 157 Newton Street (on the corner of Broad and Newton). Bring your friends and get ready for some crafty fun!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Our Mission


The Church of Craft, Athens, Georgia, is one of many Church of Crafts located around the world. Our mission here in Athens, GA, is to gather people together in the spirit of creativity. We want to foster community harmony through interaction, communication, and education - and dammit, we wanna have fun while doing it! Our hope is that people will join us once a month to hang out and craft, create, make, and find inspiration...let us be inspired and let us inspire each other!

EVERYONE is welcome to join our monthly gatherings. The Church of Craft, Athens, is non-profit, non-denominational, and non-judgemental. Gatherings will be held once a month at Common Ground, a community space located in downtown Athens (on the corner of Newton and Broad streets). Meetings are informal, and all are welcome to come and go as they please.