Friday, October 16, 2009

HALLOWEEN decor at the shop.

We love Halloween and are so excited to have a whole month of creepy crafting!! We started a while back on the spider webs made from recycled t-shirts and the garland made from recycled fabric. Our window is also home to the paper mache Frankenstein head that began it's life as a giant egg last easter. Oh and the toilet paper and pipe cleaner spiders are so fun.
In our other window you can spot the ghoulish ghosts and bats made from recycled plastic bags along with the ghost t-shirt and pumpkin candy bags also made from recycled tees.
And we waited a whole year to make them, since Martha Stewart posted them last year, to make our scary cut out rats. We made as many as our hands could cut and they're all over the place.
Not pictured are the gory specimen jars lurking in the hollows. We used sculpey to make eyeballs, zombie fingers, monkey brains and vampire teeth which we interred into water in recycled baby food jars. They are scary and scrumptious.
We're not even done yet since we have two more weeks to go before the hallowed day (and our one year anniversary celebration) arrives. In addition to working on our own costumes, we are busy sewing up capes and fairy wings for the harvest festival at the local elementary school.
Oh 'tis glorious to be a goblin. We just can't wait to hear the screams!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Girls from MARTHA STEWART RADIO and information on our Beautiful Table

Last night we were honored to host our wonderful guests, the women from Martha Stewart Radio. We met some of them when we were guests on the Whole Living show on Martha's birthday. They had heard about us because we were throwing a birthday bash celebrating Martha. We made a cake using the Martha stencil that Stella made and the craft of the night was glass etching. The girls loved the idea and came over for a get together of their own so they could try their hands at it as well. They made cute birds and words and buildings and stars on bottles, glasses and mugs. Thanks for coming ladies!!! We know that Martha is great because of the team that backs her are the team and you're awesome!!!
Also, people are always inquiring about our giant, last supper-like table. We love it. It's our dream table. It was made to perfection for us by Cristina's boyfriendbabydaddy, Jake at Good News Auburn Sun. We found some reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine at a local dealer and Jake manifested the specifications held only in our head - using no nails or screws, only natural joints. Thank you Jake for building that and most of the rest of the store, as well as continuing to help us keep this place from falling apart. If you need some beautiful woodwork done, check them out, they're the best in town.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

POOLCRAFT at the Macro-Sea Pools.

SPACECRAFT had a great Sunday this past weekend hosting a crafting event at the Macro-Sea pools in Gowanus (Brooklyn). Dub Pies donated some amazing meat and veggie pies for the event and we raised some money for our favorite non-profit, Bags for the People. Thank you so much to all the friends and family that helped us out too. The kids started decorating the hula hoops, t-shirts and bandanas and the parents couldn't hold back and started doing their own t-shirts too. No one can resist our one-of-a-kind t-shirt spinner!!!
All in all, we are enjoying some great opportunities to take the crafting show on the road. It's a lot to pack up, but sure is fun when we get there!
Thanks to everyone who made it such a special day!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Braided Belts and an 8-year-old makes her own Felt Kitty

A friend came into the shop and was complaining that he had no belt to hold up his shorts so I grabbed some fabric scrap, braided it together, and made him an old fashioned rope belt like from the Beverly Hillbillies...only more colorful and way cooler. Loved it so much I had to make one for myself. Now we can't stop playing with the color combinations of all those scraps that were too small to make much of anything else. We're selling a few in the store in case anyone else stops by and finds they love them as much as we do.
Also this past week we had an awesome 8-year old visiting from Minnesota and she so confidently made her own plush kitty with felt and we wanted to share how amazing even the youngest crafters are. We are so blessed to have such diverse creativity in our shop every day and are thankful for the new friends we make.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sister Blankets

At this past Monday night's Church of Craft, Callie Janoff finally got close to finishing a blanket that she said was inspired by a blanket Cristina had started shortly before. Both were made for people they love and the blankies will go separate ways, so we are memorializing their sisterhood here and they will always be together forever...somehow...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

an 8 year old with an eye for style!

This eight year olds creativity blew me away. Maybe we have the next Joseph Cornell on our hands?

Friday, May 22, 2009

We are so behind on Blogging!!

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."-Pablo Picasso We have been so inspired by our young crafters lately and know that you will be inspired as well. Check out the awesome artwork that's being produced at Spacecraft. All by kids under the age of 8!