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50 Shades of Suncatchers • February 18th, 2015

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TONIGHT! February 18th, 2015 at Akbar from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Suncatchers!
$3 Processing Fee
$4 Drink specials *** If you’re gonna knock yer socks off, knock ’em off with Akbar’s signature style cocktails!***
Coming up next week: Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! Tuesday February 24th [TREATS, GIRLS, HOOTCH, BOYS, BALLS, PRIZES, FANFARE, FUN!!!!]

Are you a:

  • Frosted Mini Spooner
  • Tootie Fruity
  • Marshmallow Matey
  • Honey Nut Scooter
  • Boyardee Ravo Spinner
  • Angel Soft Toilie Papel
  • Spam Anvil
  • Helicopter Pie

No matter! Whatever your personal preferences and peccadillos may be, we’ve got suncatchers for you. There are many different types. I’ve got chickies, kitties, puppies, monkeys, elephants, fishies, lions, bugs, flowers, kites, cars and one frog.
They’re made of plastic, they are clear, and the special suncatcher paint you pool within their rigid borders will be the colors and shades that you choose. Many of them come with googly eyes, and the intention with the finished product is that you’ll hang yours in a window. The sun will shine through it, and it will be CAUGHT by the suncatcher and brighten your day.
Anyone else who spies it will also have their day brightened.
This craft is so easy it’s practically fail-safe, which as you know, I do not endorse. If you have any friends who are afraid of failure, bring them to CraftNight at Akbar, because even the most unloved suncatcher is a beautiful suncatcher.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Painting Craft

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Painty-Painty Figurine Time! • September 4th, 2013

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This Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 from 9pm – midnight or later, at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Paint a Figurine! 
$2 Processing fee
$4 Cosmopolitans! The Akbar Cosmo: Enriching the Lives of People We Touch. 

Coming across many tiny plaster figurines of dogs, bugs, unicorns, frog princes and what-not, far be it from your Craft Captain to not capitalize on the situation: I got ’em ALL. If you like coloring, then you’ll probably like painting one of these things, it’s like a 3-D coloring book, except not! It’s painting a tiny statue, which is easy if you paint it all one color, and hard if you paint it over 10 colors! And you can sparkle it up with some glitter glue and add whatever you need to take things further.

September means back to school, back to books, back to teachers and dirty looks, and on the horizon is the Autumnal Equinox. Autumn approaches with each shorter summer evening sunset, pink slashes through the sky, a thousand billowy cumulonimbus organza ball gowns coloring the golden atmosphere. At some point, the earth will tilt just that much, that teeny bit that will make leaves fall and the sky a bit more blue. But until that happens, the tomatoes and the berries are perfect, baseball season is getting very exciting, and with this heat, any body of water is still quite inviting.

Please drop in to CraftNight and see us if you’re so inclined.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

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January 18th, 2012 • Chinese New Year Craft!


This Wednesday,  January 18th, 2012 from 9pm until midnight at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Dragon Noise Makers (Karate Kid Style)
$2 Processing fee, please!
$4 Cosmopolitans! The Akbar Cosmo: Your key to a better tomorrow

Don’t panic, if your new year’s resolutions are already shot, the good news is that January 1st is only one little interpretation of THE NEW YEAR. Luckily, another new year’s celebration is right around the corner, and it’s a whopper! China celebrates the new year for TWO WEEKS! It’s a comprehensive series of days, each with it’s own special meanings and tasks. I can’t even begin to pack it all into this post without becoming Wikipedia, but here are some of the things it entails: Cleaning, Forgiving, Visiting, eating, Writing your name on a mandarin and throwing it in the river, guiding spirits home, making lanterns, firecrackers, dragons, have your fortune told, giving people money in little red envelopes.
So you know, do the new year again, it’s the year of the DRAGON, it’s kind of a big deal. Out with the old and in with the new, expel the negative chi from your life and breathe in energy, vitality and unbridled enthusiasm! To make sure that everyone knows you are enthusiastic, we’re making dragon-themed noisemakers, the kind everyone used to cheer for Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid: Part II. Here’s what I’m talking about, keep in mind, the noisemaker situation doesn’t really present itself until after the dramatic build-up until about 3:40 or so:

This could be YOU (metaphorically speaking, of course). We’re making these… the cheap imitation cardboard version, not the fancy kind made out of wood and animal skin that Mr. Miyagi is using. And no, Mr. Miyagi isn’t Chinese, he’s Japanese, but let’s not turn into Wikipedia again so I can end this post. I’ll bring paints so you can really do it up.
See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

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