Friday, April 29, 2016

Owl Mixed Media Canvas Class is BACK

Who wants in?


The OWL is back. 



May 3rd and 10th

6:30 -9:30

$35.00 per person

All supplies included





I will be teaching my Mixed Media Owl canvas twice in May.

Contact me at maryfrances@townisp.com to book your spot.

Come make this super cute Owl and get all "crafty' with me.

No prior "crafty" experience required.



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Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's getting all spring like here in the "Crafty" Girl Studio

Oh, I just love this time of year.  Prom season is here and I am getting all "crafty" making corsages and boutonni√®res.

Love love love making these.  I just never get tired of paper flowers!

















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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Crafty" Girl Yumminess

OMGosh...what a great snack and so healthy for you.  Try this recipe from one of my online friends Angie.


Ingredients

4 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 "stevia spoon" of Stevia

Directions
Whisk and pour in frying pan like an omlet
sprinkle of cinnamon
Cover for a minute so it can fluff. Flip

Cook just like an omlet, but don't fold. After fully cooked spread 1 tbs of nut butter all over and roll.


Enjoy!!
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

March Class Offering: Blossom Bouquet Mixed Media Class

Blooming Bouquet



Mixed Media Class

March 1st (4 spots left)
March 3rd (SOLD OUT)
March 15th (1 spot left)
March 17th (SOLD OUT)
6:30 - 9:30 PM
$35.00 includes all supplies

The "Crafty" Girl Studio
49 Holman St.
Shrewsbury, MA







Come spend a night making this wonderful mixed media project.  
Bring a friend or get a group together and have a ladies night out. 
Min of 4 in a class, max of 6.

Contact me at maryfrances@townisp.com for more information and to book your spot.
Class fees are collected before the class and can be sent via PayPal, Check or Cash.




Happy Crafting!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Quick and Fun $3.00 Garland

So, who shops the $1.00 isle at TARGET?  Come on fess up...we all do at some point.  I LOVE going to Target and picking up cute little goodies from this area.  It's right when you walk in at my Target so I can't miss it, and I would never skip an opportunity to pick up some cute new supplies.

Here is a Valentine Garland that can be made in about 10 minutes, and only cost $3.00.  Plus you have supplies left over that can be used for other project.  "Crafty" Girl Win Win for sure!!

Check this out.


No poking fun at me for my XO on the right...I know, they are backwards.  I have since changed them after taking the photo.  But, you get the idea.


Super easy project and if you wanted to take it a step further you could even embellish the hearts with bling, stickers and other embellishments.


I could see the XO being blinged up also.  Or maybe wrapped with some ribbon or more twine.


I already has my red and white banner up from Christmas and I just left it up.  I will have to see how I can incorporate red into St. Patty's day which is coming up.  Or maybe Easter.



Goes perfect with my MINI Love sign.


I know this is Valentine's weekend and you may be super busy hanging with your sweetie or kiddos. If you get to Target...check out the $1 isle.  You know...all of this stuff may actually be on sale already.

Enjoy!!


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

THE Sparkle Ball!

Have you seen these?  Have you looked real close when you have seen them...and see what they are made out of?  Cups...Solo Cups...Plastic Cups....SUPER FUN CUPS!!

I tried making a Sparkle ball this week and it was a little touch and go in the beginning.  The size cups you choose determine the size of the ball.  Well, when you start out, go small...trust me


This is how I started out...way too big of a choice on the cups.  16oz, and they were tall and skinny.  The taller they are the more you need.  I recommend going shorter and fatter.

So, I went and bought small and wider solo cups.  Much better.  After a little crafting and some football I had made two sides of my new Sparkle Ball.  Much better size to start out with.



I had a string of pink lights in my studio and decided to use them.  The holes I drilled were a little too small for the lights so I put on a bigger drill bit and made the holes a little bigger.  The lights fit perfectly.

Supply List:
Solo Cups (I used 54 9 oz cups)
Stapler and Staples
Drill and Drill bit (not sure on the size I used)
String of lights (I had pink on hand)

Directions:

1.  Drill holes in the middle of each cup.  I stacked about 3-4 on top of each other and did them as a group.
2.  Start by making a circle with 12 cups, stapling them together at the sides.
3.  Your next round (circle) of cups will use 10 cups to make the round.
4.  Your last round will use 5 cups.
5.  Now staple the three rounds together to make one half of the ball.
6.  Now make another half.
7.  Add lights into each hole.
8.  Attach the two sides of the ball together with staples.  This will form the ball.  
9.  You can add a hanger on to the top of the ball by using a clip ring.  I just strung the end of the light string up from the top of the ball and used that as the hanger.


SEE HOW COOL IT LOOKS.   
Perfect for Valentines Day coming up!

What a fun project.  Here are some links to where you can find more specific directions.

DIY Crafts
YouTube Tutorial

Try out different sizes, colors and textures.  There are even tutorials out there on doing it with the cups that are hard plastic.  You use a glue gun to attach them and a soldering iron to make the holes.  More time consuming but might be worth trying on a larger version....for more strength.

Happy Crafting!

Maryfrances
"crafty" girl






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BE MINE Valentine Mixed Media Collage Class

Here is what's coming up at the end of January. 
Come join me and make the 

BE MINE 

Mixed Media Collage


CLASS OFFERINGS

Tuesday, January 26th
Thursday, January 28th  (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, February 2nd (2 spots left)

Thursday, February 4th  (2 spots left)


COST: $35.00 (includes all supplies)
Class begins at 6:30 pm.
Class is limited to 6 students. Sign up now, bring a friend or gather a group and book the entire class. Make it a ladies night out, bring some munchies and drinks.
Collage measures 12x12 inches and is a wood base. You will be using various techniques and supplies which include ink, paper, mod podge, paints, embellishments and fabrics.
No "crafty" girl experience necessary...but I guarantee you will leave class having become a "crafty" girl. PROMISE!


NOTE: Payment is due before class by cash, check or PayPal.  Cancellations are due 48 hours in advance of class in order to receive a full refund.  

Please feel free to contact me at 508-667-3177 with questions or by email at maryfrances@townisp.com.

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