Good times: Crafternoon Tea #4

It’s been a while since I hosted a Crafternoon Tea, but I’m bringing them back for 2018 as a way to bring my friends together over tea, snacks, and a fun creative project!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

This time around, we made felt bows using the tamplates from this post on Style Your Senses. They were super easy to make, which meant that there was enough time for everyone to make several bows!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

There were pens, scissors, glue and a veritable rainbow of felt on the table, and I provided everyone with a little pack of cardboard templates and various types of hair clips and brooch backs to attach to their bows, if they wanted.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

It was both fun and relaxing to sit around the table with old and new friends, cutting out and gluing felt, mixing and matching colours as we pleased – what a wonderful way to spend a drizzly Saturday afternoon!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

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Good times: Crafternoon Tea #3

Yesterday I hosted another Crafternoon Tea! As with the previous Crafternoon Teas, the purpose is to set aside some time to catch up with friends over tea, snacks and a fun creative project. This time, we made polymer clay jewellery! I’ve seen a lot of polymer clay jewellery at various handmade and indie design markets for the last couple of years, and have always wanted to make some of my own. Hosting a Crafternoon Tea was the perfect excuse to finally just do it!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

The little ‘kits’ I set up contained baking paper (as a work surface), a small handful of skewers, and polymer clay in some basic colours: black, white, red, yellow, green, blue, gold and silver. On the table I also had a few makeshift tools to help with sculpting the clay, including metal rulers (to use as long blades), glass bottles and jars (for rolling/flattening clay), and an exacto knife. I also provided leather thonging in black and tan for stringing our finished clay beads

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

We all had a lovely time making clay beads, eating delicious snacks and drinking tea. One of my favourite things about Crafternoon Teas is seeing how creative my friends are. Everyone made something a little different, but everything looked great! Here are a few examples.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

Bec made a couple of pairs of earrings! She took the baked clay home and glued her own jewellery findings on.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

The two necklaces below are the ones I made!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #3

I’m really enjoying these Crafternoon Teas! It’s such a fun way to spend time with friends. I’ve already started dreaming up ideas for the next few – can’t wait!

Good times: Crafternoon Tea #2

Yesterday, I hosted my second Crafternoon Tea! The idea of these Crafternoon Teas is to set aside some time to catch up with friends over tea, snacks and a fun creative project. This time around, we made gold foiled tote bags, using the same method in this post.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #2

I set up little ‘kits’ at the table, with a plain tote bag, some alphabet templates, a 12×12 piece of fusible web, scissors, a pen and two sheets of gold Deco Foil.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #2

We had a lovely time chatting, snacking and making, and my friends all got to leave with a lovely gold foiled tote that they had designed themselves. My friends are pretty darn creative!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #2

I had a lovely and relaxing afternoon, and I’m looking forward to making Crafternoon Teas a regular event next year!

Good times: Crafternoon Tea #1

I love getting creative and I also love having afternoon tea with friends, so I figured it would be fun to combine the two and host a Crafternoon Tea! Last week, a few of my friends came over and we had a lovely afternoon of chatting, eating and colouring in.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #1

I printed off some fun colouring pages from this website, though most of my friends ended up picking this design. My friend Emma and I had our own adult colouring books that we hadn’t used yet, so that’s what we worked on.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #1

I made a batch of classic chocolate chip cookies, and made sure there were plenty of sweet and salty snacks available. I also made a pot of my favourite TWG ‘Happy Birthday’ tea, and filled a pitcher with ice-cold water, strawberry slices, frozen raspberries and mint.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #1

There’s something very calming and peaceful about colouring in, and it was especially nice to do it while catching up with my friends!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #1

Here’s my finished product – I’m actually quite proud of it!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tee #1

So all in all, my first Crafternoon Tea was a rousing success! I’m planning to host a Crafternoon Tea every few months, each time featuring a different creative project. I’m already gathering ideas for the next one!