Brett Bara has been sharing fun sewing projects with us at D*S for two years now, and she never ceases to amaze me with her enthusiasm and energy for crafting. So I was excited to hear that she’s throwing a gigantic Brooklyn Craft Camp next month! This massive one-day crafting event is taking place in our D*S home turf — Greenpoint, Brooklyn — on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Brett has planned a jam-packed day of DIY fun, including classes with some of NYC’s best craft authors, designers and bloggers (including Jay McCarroll from Project Runway!). You’ll get to meet new crafty friends, learn new skills, eat delicious food, drink cocktails and basically enjoy a DIY party all day long. To celebrate the camp, Brett offered to give away one free ticket to a D*S reader! All you have to do is share your biggest crafting disaster (here’s mine from yesterday) in the comment section below by the end of this week (Friday, February 15th at 10pm EST). Brett will choose her favorite, and the winner will get a full day of crafting (four classes, meals, etc.) for free! To kick things off, Brett is sharing her biggest crafting disaster. xo, grace
When I think of crafting disasters, I immediately flash back to 1985. It was a few weeks after Valentine’s Day, and mysteriously, ants started appearing in my little pink bedroom. Just a few at first, then more and more every day. There were no ants anywhere else in the house, so it was clear SOMETHING was going on in my room. Finally my brave mom investigated, and to our horror she found the source of the problem under my bed. It was the Valentine’s box I had made for my school party, meticulously crafted with dozens of candy hearts glued on the outside. Candy hearts that were apparently very, very delicious to ants. I loved that project so much that I wanted to save it forever, but unfortunately the ants liked it even more. Lesson learned: When crafting with candy, never store the finished project under your bed! — Brett
Leave your comment and check out details about Brooklyn Craft Camp (and pictures of the crafts you’ll learn/make) after the jump . . .
Brooklyn Craft Camp will include four 90-minute craft classes (with all the materials and tools you’ll need to complete your projects), a keynote chat by Jay McCarroll (winner of Project Runway, Season 1), a donut breakfast, a locally made lunch, a cocktail hour, a photobooth, DJs and the sparkling company of cool, crafty people! Choose from classes on knitting, crochet, terrariums, embroidery, jewelry, crepe paper flowers, papercutting and printmaking, and enjoy the DIY nail-art bar and quickie craft station.