I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an Autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done. ~Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN: 

Part of Carol’s story about papercrafting:

I remember the year my mother taught us how to make heart-shaped baskets out of paper.  We sat together in our little kitchen, the soft hiss of the radiator forcing heat into the room.  Snow was falling  silently on roofs and on newly planted evergreens and pudgy hydrants in a just-built postwar neighborhood in the mid 1950’s.  A pair of scissors and sheets of shiny red paper strips, saying to “thread and loop, thread and loop” as she deftly guided the bands through and around each other until the weaving was done.

I carried forward the tradition of making things with my own children, keeping all sorts of supplies handy, especially at Christmas, when it was our custom to exchange one gift that was handmade.

Make something by hand – it will be a dwelling place for your spirit for all time.  A simple ornament to hang on a tree, yes, but over time, more than that, it will stand as a symbol of tradition, a little place holder in life that embodies all you were and all you were meant to become.

A NOTE FROM EMILY –

My life is a lot like Carol’s.  I grew up crafting and sewing and I also enjoy doing that with my children.  I try to make art available to them and to let them use their imaginations in the process.  Hopefully, it will be a tradition in their homes also with their children.

As in the quote above by Hazelmarie, I don’t know about where you live but where i live it has really been glowing around here lately.  The evenings during twilight and the mornings as the sun rises is giving an amazing glow that shines through the gold, yellow and red leaves and the sky.  Just magic!

Join me for a class – it’s fun to get out of the house and meet others that want a night out.  Or, if you want a day class, check out those below at Impress.  Hope to see you soon!

CLASSES FOR OCTOBER:

(See December classes on my website HERE.)

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15

NOVEMBER EVENING NIGHTS OUT AT VINTAGE:

Holiday Paper Flowers Nov. 14, 2017 6-8:30pm at Vintage Vino and Espresso (next to the Maple Valley Fred Meyer). Come make your very own bouquet of holiday flowers to showcase your paper-folding abilities. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies including a medium-size hot/cold drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.

Winter Greeting Cards Nov. 15, 2017 6-8:30pm at Vintage Vino and Espresso (next to the Maple Valley Fred Meyer). Come get a head start on your homemade greeting cards. We’ll make at least 3 cards during this class. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies including a medium-size hot/cold drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.

OTHER NOVEMBER CLASSES:

Holiday Flowers, Nov. 12 2:30-4:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Learn how to fold a simple yet beautiful bouquet of origami flowers using paper on-hand at Impress. You’ll make at least 4 flowers in this class. Please bring or purchase 2 or more 12″ square sheets or a 6″ Christmas variety pack. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Holiday Flowers, Nov. 25 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Learn how to fold a simple yet beautiful bouquet of origami flowers using paper on-hand at Impress. You’ll make at least 4 flowers in this class. Please bring or purchase 2 or more 12″ square sheets or a 6″ Christmas variety pack. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Elegant Snowflakes, Nov. 19 2:30-4:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Do you want to make a snowflake? Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes and a snowman might join the snowflake party too! All supplies are provided. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Elegant Snowflakes, Nov. 25 1:30-3:30 at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Do you want to make a snowflake? Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes and a snowman might join the snowflake party too! All supplies are provided. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Busy and Loving it!
~Emily

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