Good morning! It's a beautiful Sunday morning in November. The sky is clear and the air is warm - for once we've been given an extended autumn and it has been remarkable.
I wanted to point you to a couple of things newly on the local crafty schedule:
Amy Gaines of Darling Cakes is teaming up with Six Mile Vineyard and Ithaca No Grainer for a charity event to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier on Wednesday, Nov. 30th. Amy's company is venturing into cake decorating parties (yes, Craftstitutes, you can learn to apply your artistic skills to sweet stuff), and this is a kick off event for this new venture. You can buy tickets here. A little wine with friends, trying out a new bakery specializing in grain-free goods, decorating sweets, and helping out our local food bank - what could be a better way to start off the holiday season?
Last year for Christmas, I bought my husband a set of Colleen McCall's gorgeous soy sauce bowls (that's how we use them!). Her work is colorful and happy and slightly retro. I knew that she occasionally taught workshops, so I was thrilled to see this plate painting class on offer Sunday afternoon, December 4th. I can't go, but I think it will be well worth the trek to Elmira. Colleen sells at Handworks, so she can deliver the finished products to the store for pick up. Darn it, checking Handworks site, I noticed that she held a holiday decoration class on Nov. 4. Maybe we can convince her to try that again in December because that would be a fabulous gift!
We hope to get a calendar of events to keep an eye on up soon. Meanwhile, we'll keep sharing fun crafty activities around town!