In the end of August, my friend and I are staffing a week-long youth group event and need to plan a bunk activity for our group. We generally get about an hour and a half for the activity. Technically, we're only supposed to spend like $5 a head, but the past two years we've been way way over and still gotten reimbursed, so I don't think it matters too much. ^_^ Here's what we've done the last couple years that has gone over pretty well:
year 1: had the girls paint wooden plaques, then took a bunk picture of them and mod podged it on year 2: gave them white t-shirts and puffy paint and had them decorate their own Encampment '08 sophomore girls shirts
So, we need something epic to follow up this year with! Any suggestions?
So, my friends and I trying to plan a trip to Japan this summer. Or rather, my friends are relying on me to do all the work, because I know how to do these things apparently. >.< So basically...what should I do with 9ish days, and what's the least expensive way to do it? As of now, I'm staying around Tokyo, because that's what I can afford. I want to see Kyoto, but I don't know if that's logistically/economically possible. Is there some easy cheap way to do that?
I've also been stalking the Tokyo board writing down all the craft store suggestions...if I'm going to the anime museum with the boyfriend, he's coming to the craft store with me.
So, I've been perusing these boards, and it seems like meetups are often proposed, but not often followed through on. So let's actually do it. I'm a student at Binghamton University, and I think it would be awesome if we could get together some sort of crafty meetup/craftalong/lunch type thing. We could hang out, talk about our techniques and favorite stores, work on some WIPs, whatever. Anyone else up for this? I have a car, so if there are any other BU students around here, I'd be more than happy to give rides.
These are probably the most epic earrings I've made to date. The pair took me about 4 hours, and my fingers were sore and chafing for the rest of the week! It was worth it, though. (Wire and Swarovski Crystals)
Bracelet for my brother's Bar Mitzvah. (Swarovski Crystals)
Matching necklace...not quite as epic, but still took quite a while to make. (Swarovski crystals, fine gunmetal chain, gunmetal headpins)
My dad's in the naval reserves, and recently he was called up to go to Afghanistan for a year. I made bracelets like this for my mom and I and keychains with the same beads for my dad and brother to have with them. The pendant in the middle is a naval seal, and the two silver beads on either side say 'peace' and 'health'. I used blue and gold, navy colors. (Glass cat's eye beads, Swarovski crystals)
Three hours. I spent three hours with two permanent markers and a glitter pen. I had to take a few breaks when I started getting too dizzy or handcrampy. I wrote the name of our group (Orchesis) on the bottom parts, and each girl's name on the top part, plus some glitter accents. ^_^ (I'm really proud of them, in case you couldn't tell... :[ )