HI Everyone!  

I just want to send a shout-out to Janice S. who was the first to reserve her seat for my DIY Papercrafted Greeting Cards’ class on July 19th from 6-8:30 pm at Vintage Vino and Espresso in Maple Valley.  Because Janice was the first to sign up she gets a free Quilling Kit!  Way to go, Janice!

Emily’s Bites of Fun:
Unlike origami, papercraft involves cutting up paper or cardboard and gluing it back together, although some folding and bending may be involved. Very basic papercraft is often taught in schools, so that children can bring polygons to life in the form of polyhedra. Simple papercraft does not require extensive math skills, but it can be used to illustrate basic math, or to get people excited about mathematics. More advanced papercraft can call upon impressive math abilities, which is part of the fun for some crafters.

Personal Note: My friend, who is a teacher, has used paper polygons over the years to bring to life, in the form of polyhedra, ways of teaching math to his  kids.  They actually would build a town called Polyhedraville! The kids love doing it!

Sign up for my Next Class Now!  DIY Papercrafted Greeting Cards, July 19 6-8:30 at Vintage Vino and Espresso in Maple Valley (next to Fred Meyer). Come learn how to use a die cut machine and quilling to create simple but amazing designs for any occasion. Take home up to 3 cards at the end of the class. Cost $30 total, $15 to reserve and hold a seat. Cost includes all supplies including a medium size hot/cold drink. Ages 12 and older are welcome to reserve a seat here.


Emily’s Papercrafts Small Bites of Fun

farmer’s Markets and the Newsletter

Saturday was a big day for me.  It was my first Farmer’s Market in Kent and I had a great time meeting up with those who have previously taken my classes and those who wanted some special orders.  All in all, it was a great day!

Then, as some of you know, it was also the day that I sent out my very first newsletter by email.  The name of my newsletter is “Refreshing Rain” and it can be seen on Facebook under my page on a previous post (there are some Father’s Day card ideas along with instructions to make the Independence Day star).  I will be sending the newsletter out quarterly so as not to junk up your inbox. Occasionally I will send out a new pattern or idea I have come up with in the between months. If you would like to be added to the newsletter email, contact me on my website.

This week I have already received a second order from the Seattle Space Needle for more cards and wall hangings.  That was fast!  Don’t forget to look up some of my items for sale in the Space Needle Gift Shop when you are downtown Seattle!

June 14th will be a fun class of making your own quilled wall hanging – Don’t miss this class, save a seat now by clicking HERE. (Class checkout is at the bottom of the page).  While you are there, check out all my class times this summer and let’s get creating!

Tip for the week:  A torn end of quilling paper blends in easier than a cut edge.

 it’s officially farmer’s market season!

Hi Everyone!  This Saturday I will be at the Kent Farmer’s Market from 9-2.  Then, on Sunday at the Ballard Market from 10-3.

I am pretty excited for the Market season to open so I can get out there and meet more of you and share about what everyone is working on.

Stop by my booths this weekend and say, “hello,” I look forward to seeing you!  Looking for a Father’s Day or graduation present?  I may have just what you are looking for! I also have some new summer designed cards that are really fun.  Come check them out!

Directions to the markets are under my “about” tab and under “shows.”

P.S. I will be sending out a  quarterly newsletter so stay tuned and check your inbox tomorrow!