I am a new member of Craftster (long time fan, though). My friends and I have long been frustrated with the lack of fun and crafty things to do around Cincinnati. We have always talked about how fun it would be to have a crafty get-together where other like-minded crafty people could get together, craft, and have a few cocktails. This is what we've been doing for the past few years-- and it is always a good time. Sometimes our crafts don't turn out quite as spectacular as planned-- but a good time is always had! http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff154/megandare/pink-craftini.jpg
(since this is my first post -- I wasn't allowed to post the image, dang it!
What the heck is Craftini, you ask? Well hold on to your glue gun, Margaret! Here it is!!!
Craftini is an event that will be hosted by Mary Roco, Nikki Smart, and myself at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley Sunday, October 14, 2007 from 2-8pm.
For the past 3 years or so my buddies (mentioned above) and I began gathering at each other's homes to make crafts and have a few drinks. This became lots of fun for us, even though we aren't really skilled and pretty much just like gluing, painting, and mosaic tiling things while we drink. Over time we got so into it, a giant green "craft bin" was acquired for these ventures, which now gets dragged from house to house, and conveniently left behind for the host to deal with afterwards (HAHA, it's at Nikki's right now!). During these past few years, we've talked about, joked about, and now seem to have the balls (or should I say- tits?) to actually have an event like this open to the public.
Mary is very fortunate to have in-laws who own a gorgeous historic building where many events are hosted every week. They have graciously allowed us the opportunity to try our idea out, and we are VERY excited about it! We then came up with the name...Craftini! Perfect, huh?
So what's Craftini all about?
Craftini is geared toward anyone (21 and up) who enjoys making crafts, having a few drinks, snacking, socializing, and listening to music.
When people walk through the door, there will be 2 admission prices to choose from- for $15 a person can create and walk home with up to 6 crafty items, have access to the cash bar, will be able to snack on some delicious edibles, listen to music, and socialize. For $20 a person can do all of the above but also get 2 free drink tickets and a special Craftini apron to decorate and take home.
Craftini merchandise, featuring the awesome Craftini logo created by Kate Huthmaker, will be sold as well.
What crafty items will we be able to make? Here are the activities:
painting- paper Japanese lanterns, small clay pots, wood frames
mosaic tiling- small clay pots, wood frames
create your own- table with assorted craft items, use your imagination!
apron (included in $20 admission only)- decorate your own fabric Craftini apron
Doesn't this sound like so much fun? Don't you want to call your friends and family and invite them out for a lovely Sunday at the 20th Century Theater?
If this event is successful, we might be able to host more! Can you imagine? Holiday Craftini! We have so many ideas!
Spread the word! If this sounds like your cup of tea, for real, come out. It really will be a lot of fun.
CRAFTINI: SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2007 from 2-8pm at the 20th CENTURY THEATER, located at 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209