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Necklaces of Success • August 17th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday August 17rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Necklaces of Success
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Stock up on Cocktails for the Back to School Season! 

We’ve got necklaces necklaces, that’s what we’ve got! I separated bead clusters into lil’ kits, and you can pick which one you want! The pieces are bright and plasticky and will delight your inner ferret (you know, bright shiny objects, OOOOH PRETTY!). To accompany the candy-like baubles in your personal necklace kit will be even MORE colorful kickshaw to pick from on the counter of craft smorgasbord supplies!

I do declare, should you make and wear a necklace at CraftNight, your creation will undoubtedly act as an external arbitrary force affecting human affairs! You WILL get the promotion, your ice cream WILL stay ensconced in its cone, love letters and accolades will pile up at your door! SUCCESS! Come in and make a thing!

CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

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See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Coming Up in August I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS THURSDAY
SORORITY: MOLLY! 
Gurl, go see it! The final installment of SORORITY: SUMMER OF LOVE MUSCLES, MONEY and MOLLY. Last show till Winter!

THIS FRIDAY
Tea House Music Night with Arshia Haq of Discostan, Nora Keyes & Nausea Filmmaker, artist, and DJ Arshia Haq will play a set of North African psych, trance, and folk 45 records in the tea house. Aliens L.A with Josef Kristofoletti and Rachid Bouhamidi on view. Special Performances by Nora Keyes and Nausea: (Andrew Dalziell)

THIS SATURDAY
SAM PANCAKE; HOT SWEET & STICKY 
Sam Pancake’s (almost) one-man show featuring character monologues, storytelling and songs (featuring Sir Steven Wishnoff on the piano) performed in the intimate, air-conditioned, alcoholic-beverage allowing Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre nestled within the bowels of the historic Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silverlake CA.

THIS SUNDAY
PIPES in the PARK 
A few of of our crafters happen to be hot, talented BAG-PIPING individuals! Some of them make up the totally amazing and wonderful PASADENA PIPES. Enjoy pipe band performances from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums Grade 3 band and the Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band Grades 3 and 5, as they prepare for competition at the Pleasanton Highland Gathering and Games on Labor Day weekend.

 

Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft, Jewelry Craft

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TONIGHT!!! Crafter’s Delight! • August 10th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Crafter’s Delight!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Be All You Can Be

Crafter’s Delight this evening, I have some very special crafts, but I don’t have a LOT of them. If you drop in, you might just get one, they are seriously rad. I’m using rad genuinely without a hint of irony, I am excited about these, they are enviable.
They are a bit 3-D, special edition kits, I purchased them in a whirlwind of excitement and impulse. There are multiple parts. They are simple to make, but very satisfying. It’s a mystery, isn’t it?

I hope it peaks your interest, because it’s so worth it to come and see what you’ll get.

We’re in for a joyful evening of music, cocktails, crafts, and hopefully, if we get the DVR working right… some Summer Olympics! Hawt Bods, twirling, running, winning, losing, crying, laughing, oh the spectacle of it all!

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain

Later in August BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm
SIX GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! It’s Electric MuuMuu Boogaloo 2 because it’s not gonna get any cooler, so we are hopping on the muumuu train again!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

 

 

Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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Crafts from the Vault • Sept. 9th, 2015

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This Wednesday, Sept 9th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Pre-Fall Grab Bag 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Stronger than Dirt. 

Starbucks is rolling out its pumpkin spice latte ahead of time, Target is selling 45 different varieties of pumpkin candles at the store, Halloween stuff is creeping onto the shelves.
IT IS NOT FALL.
DO NOT BE FOOLED.
School might be back in session, the stores are stocking scarves and Ugg boots, but no semester of classes or fancy fall fashion can change the fact that Autumn is, like, a real thing, and it just hasn’t happened yet.
Don’t listen to those lazy people who say Los Angeles doesn’t have Autumn, it does.
Trust me, it just does.
Our little blue marble’s axial tilt has got to be perpendicular to the sun’s rays (not its usual 23º) for it to be TRUE Autumn. I mean come on, we’re still melting from the heat this week, keep the Earl Grey tea in the box and the cable knit sweater packed away for just a little bit longer!
Meanwhile, I’ve decided to have a grab bag night with a variety of projects that will keep you busy. If you missed some of our CraftNight Campfire Resort crafts, you can do one of those, or you can do a craft from the vault. CraftNight is in its 13th year, so when I say one from the vault, I really mean it. I have years of craft supplies, it’s ridiculous. I am making festive bundles for you to pick from, you’re gonna love it. In any case, pop in and tell us how you are, we like updates.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP SEPT 29th: BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! FIFTY CENTS A CARD!!!
AKBAR >> 8pm to 10pm >> Booze, Boys, Balls, Girls, Prizes, Gambling!!! WOOOOOO!!!!

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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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TONIGHT! Yarn Puff Creatures with Lori! • Sept. 2nd, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Yarn Puff Creatures with Camp Counselor, Lori Meeker! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Save money. Live better. 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS BACK TO SCHOOL! 

Learn to make yarn pom-poms from SCRATCH! And then make those pom-poms into creatures, monsters, a party string of poofs! Used to be if you wanted a pom-pom, you’d have to make it yourself. The process of making a yarn pom-pom may seem daunting, but not with visiting artist and camp counselor, Lori Meeker! She’ll show you how to make fun and colorful poofs!

CraftNight will supply you with the yarn, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, gems, and other bits to make your poof into whatever you want!

We’ll have music, drinks, treats, all the stuff you need for a relaxing evening of artsy-fartsy fulfillment. The world needs art more than you know, so get in here, turn off the phone, ignore your nighttime chores and give your brain some playtime.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Fabric Craft

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TONIGHT! Planes • August 26th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Wooden Planes 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Something special in the air… 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT HAS YOUR LEISURE TIME IN MIND >>>>

You need to get away, you need to soar the friendly skies, fly among the clouds and marvel at all the tiny shadows on the earth. Paint the wooden fuselage on your winged dream, hang it from the ceiling and let it inspire your travel plans for the future.

We are just about to September, and I’m not sure how that happened, but we’ll be ready, with corks and paper and glue.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Painting Craft

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