Category Archives: Fabric Craft

Beer Bottle Yarn Craft and Movie Night • July 1st, 2015


This Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Beer Bottle Yarn Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: The best part of waking up is Akbar in your cup! 


Yes, your favorite hideaway haven at your favorite dark and dreamy neighborhood bar has gone and turned itself into a resort. What does that mean? It means that we’ll be faithfully carrying on with the weekly craft, but we’re also going to throw in some extra summery and leisurely and camp-like elements into our usual programming.

This week’s craft is a classic, where you take a beer bottle, wrap it with yarn, decorate it with all manner of geegaws, put a candle in it and voila, instant resort ambiance!

We also have badges for summertime, collect them all! You see, it’s like campfire girls, or webelos, or girl scouts, or the Navy, or the Vatican or other organizations that are supposed to shape you into a model citizen using cult-like materials symbolizing achievement, rank or status. We’re not trying to turn anyone into a model citizen, if anything, kind of the opposite. But who doesn’t enjoy a good premium? This week’s badge will be just as coveted as the last, so be sure to get one!

We’re going to watch”Wet Hot American Summer” while you wrap beer bottles with yarn.
We will press “play” on the DVD close to 10pm, and we’ll play it as many times as we want until the bar closes, probably about twice. And we’ll have popcorn. And if you want to play “archery” to get badge #1 from last week, it will be available to you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


THREE WEEKS LEFT TO SPONSOR BILL COLE!!! Bill is often manning the front door on weekends when people are jumpin’ and the music’s bumpin. Bill has beautiful eyes, they are very blue and will stare deep into your soul. He’s doing the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Please send some cash toward his campaign!

July 8th – Mod Podge Coaster Craft
July 15th – SPA Night and Movie Night: MEATBALLS (Bill Murray)
July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!



Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Fabric Craft

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BINGO Tonight • Phone Cozy Tomorrow • May 26th/27th, 2015


This Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!! Project: Phone Cozy  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, confidence in motion…  

Extra Info bottom of this email about some thangs.

Now then…

Phones are great, they do a lot of great things, and also we should be smashing, forgetting and unplugging them and throwing them in the river. But despite my beliefs, we’re making phone cozies this week at CraftNight, because you probably need one. Everybody needs one.

You need a phone cozy because you’ll drop your phone, and a phone cozy will protect it from getting a nasty crack in it’s zillion dollar touch-sensitive screen.

You need a phone cozy because germs are all around us, and some of those germs will stick to your phone and get on your face or be transported back and forth from your dirty paws and ewwww, gross.

You need a phone cozy because you live in a world where your personal style says EVERYTHING about you and how much success and poise you’ve managed to cultivate in this cutthroat world of professionals. When you answer your phone in business meetings, colleagues will swallow back tears of jealousy and rage because they’ve never seen a phone cozy like yours. Your custom phone cozy will be noticed by the elite, they’ll take your hand and raise you up to the throne of riches and prosperity, and your rivals will be defeated.

If you want all of that, then get thee to Akbar where the spirits flow, the laughter is long, everyone is attractive, and your crafts are waiting.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

TONIGHT!!! (Toosdee) DAY BEFORE CRAFTNIGHT!!! WIN BIG AT BINGO!!!!  May26th, 8pm – 10pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 50 cents per card, prizes galore including drink tickets, boozy bottles of spirits (including 2 bottles of 5-times filtered Cîroc vodka in 2 different tropical flavors), strange and fantastic treats plus a killer grand prize this month! THE GOLDEN BINGO GRAND PRIZE OMG: CIARA!!!Saturday May 30 – Club Nokia. Doors 8pm – show 9pm ONE PAIR OF TICKETS!!!

Tickets courtesy of the totally awesome and fabulous GoldenVoice


JUNE 11th: ARTIST BLOCK TALK WITH JP (that’s me) at Echo Park Film Center! I’m an artist and I know things and I have advice about artist blocks, and making stuff! Come get knowledge and treats! More info FB Event

COMING UP IN SUMMER>>>> CraftNight Campfire Resort at Akbar!!! All of the camping, none of the nature! Huzzah! As soon as the summer solstice hits, it’s campin’ time! Get ready…


Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Fabric Craft

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Knit Finger Puppets! • April 15th, 2015


TONIGHT!!! April 15th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Knit Finger Puppets! (and continuing wedding decorations, if you wanna)   
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, the best in the bizness for your fizness!  

Imagine a tiny sock that will only fit over one of your fingers, because that’s what I have. These are so cool, I’m bringing the felt and the googly eyes and the pipe cleaners and the yarn, so you can REALLY DO IT UP. I have blue, orange, red and some other color that isn’t coming to mind right this moment.

Make a little red elephant! Make a blue surfer dude! Make Elizabeth Warren! Make a giraffe or a dinosaur or a ghost or a clown or a Metro operator or a flower or a whatever you want!!!! And then keep it in your pocket so you can do a mini puppet performance right on the spot: ideal for job interviews or introducing yourself to strangers. Have your tiny finger puppet break the bad news, or your tiny finger puppet can give therapy sessions, or perform religious services, or give speeches to the media.

Be careful that your finger puppet doesn’t develop paranoia and delusions of grandeur, you don’t want it starting a cult and running away with the rest of your hand and taking over your life.

EXTRA CRAFT: Tissue paper flowers for the upcoming WEDDING RECEPTION! From this point until the April 22nd, every CraftNight will be making tissue paper flowers for the festivities (in addition to that week’s craft of course)! You’re invited to help us out! Come and volunteer your hand at an old art!

April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!
APRIL 28th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! Big Bottles of Booze and other prizes, it’s your night of 50 cent bingo cards and a chance to win EXCITING ITEMS!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Fabric Craft

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