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You’ve Been FRAMED! • February 5th, 2014


Tonight! Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Premium Quality Wooden Frames for your LIFE 
$2 Donation, por favor
$4 DRINK SPECIAL!!! >>> Be immersed! Let “The Lyla” sate your thirst!  

These frames are not those tiny wooden frames from IKEA, they are big and beautiful, with a wide border for lots of painting, gluing, etc. I am bringing the Polaroid, for an extra buck, I’ll take your photo and you can put it in your frame! Instant Gift!

Or, I dunno, go home and take 101 selfies of your junk with your phone, print out the 100th and put it in your frame for that special someone. However you decide to use your frame, it will be an unforgettable keepsake for years to come! If you’re feeling less frisky, make something glamorous for the mantel that won’t make you blush in front of any family members.

ALSO: It is World Nutella Day, and while I’m not totally sure what that means, we’ll be celebrating tonight with something edible starring (you guessed it) Nutella! Yay Italy!

ALSO: Next week’s CraftNight (FEB 12)  is DELUXE and Valentine-Oriented, Visit the Event and RSVP!!! (Gotta have enough tater tots)

In the photo below, inside the locket (right side) is “Lil’ Sad Rock from Puente” made by crafter, Little Taffy, and the googly eyes (left side) were glued to the forehead of longtime Akbar family member, Nat, photo by NJ Tucker.


See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain



Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

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March 28th, 2012 • Craft Stick Flowers and MORE!

This Wednesday March 28th, 2012 from 9pm until 12-ish at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Craft Stick Flowers and MORE!  
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Cosmo Drink Special – Fill it to the rim with whim!

We were very “painty” last week to foster your inner painter, and this week we’re getting “buildy” so you can nurture your inner architect.

At the beginning of the CraftNight weekly brainstorm, I found someone’s internet plan about how to make super adorable flowers out of popsicle sticks (or “craft sticks” as the lingo goes).
But it seemed very limiting to only make flowers at CraftNight, when popsicle sticks are so versatile! Craft sticks are like tinkertoys in their diversity, you can build a box, a godseye (yes, I’ll bring some yarn!), a planter for a tiny plant, a pencil cup, a recipe holder, a birdhouse, a frame, a valet for your keys and wallet, a sign, an ornamental decoration, the plethora of items you can make is mind-bogglingly vast!

The other thing is, these little sticks, that have been holding up the nation’s popsicles since the early 1900s are made from birch wood. I don’t know if you know about glassine paper… commonly used in the wonderful crinkly translucent envelopes the post office used to package any stamps you may have purchased. Martha Stewart likes to make a big deal out of glassine envelopes and why not, they have an unmatched texture and sheen. Anyway, glassine paper is made not from any ol’ wood but from birch wood. Birch wood finds a way to make life lovely on many different levels, and so we send a hefty salute to it’s usefulness at the month’s end.

See you at the Craft Table!
JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

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