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Autumnal Leaf Wreath • November 7th, 2018

TONITE! CRAFTNIGHT! >> WED • Nov 7th, 2018 • Akbar • 9pm to midnight!
Craft Project: Autumnal Leaf Wreath

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: At the Heart of Cocktails 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Staring the eleventh month in the face and marveling at time’s swift clock hands, tickin’ and tockin. Elections happened, things are changing, even if all the things we wanted didn’t happen, one MUST acknowledge that there is change on the horizon, some of it simply incredible. 

I’ve got leaf wreaths this week, and they are, like usual, as easy or as hard as you want them to be, their complexity is completely up to you, dear Crafter. There will be baubles and bits to glue to this lively wreath, you can use them to help make your project look more 3-D, should you so desire. 

It’s a new moon tonight, no reflected light in the sky from our old round friend, just darkness. 

It starts picking up steam though, and eventually we’ll see what’s known as the full “Beaver” or “Frost” moon. OKAY GET YOUR BEAVER JOKES IN NOW, THAT’S RIGHT, SNICKER SNICKER GUFFAW EUPHAMISM YAHHH BEAVER HAHAHAHAHAHAHA BEAVER MOON WOOOOO YUCK YUCKITY YUCK. Okay got it out of your system? Are you thinking about a furry beaver with a silky waterproof coat? I hope so. 

Centuries ago, in the olden times, if you wanted to stay warm by trapping and ensuring a supply of warm winter furs for winter, you could bank on the business of beavers in November. Beavers begin building their winter dams in November, when cooler temperatures prevail, and this is also why we call November’s moon the “Frost” moon. In colder climates, stuff starts to freeze over, making lil’ ice crystals. 

We’re not new agey… but if we were… we’d perhaps offer a meditation.

Beavers are badasses because they build their homes, and they PREPARE. Ever hear the FIVE Ps? “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” I’m pretty sure that’s the mantra of the average beaver. You will NEVER catch a beaver not making their house on time, because if they rest on their laurels, the water freezes up, and blammo, house-building FAIL, no dam, no survival. Thus, be like a beaver, prepare yourself for the winter, for quiet reflection, for having enough snacks and journaling time, and hot tea and books and shows and assessment of how you spent your 2018. And THEN… hone in on your ideas, let ’em crystalize like frost! Solidify and designate ideas you want to explore when winter starts, care for these ideas, and see if you can whittle them into action.

And there you go, one moon, two names, two paths of inspiration… and meanwhile a leaf wreath craft for you to have for your very own.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


November 14th – TISSUE PAPER PIE CRAFT + BONUS PIE MAGNET!!! >>> In honor of Akbar’s PIE that will commence the following Wednesday, we’re making pumpkin pie-inspired crafts, the fatter to make you, because these days we all need a little more lovin.

SUNDAY NOV 18th @AKBAR • 7:30pm >>>> Boys, Girls, Balls, Prizes, a Cornucopia of terrible puns, delicious cocktails, and sumptuous prizes for yourself and your life! >>> 50 cents a game, come on and play why dontcha? Bet Yer Bottom Bingo November

NO CRAFTS NOVEMBER 21st! >>> CraftNight takes a break while Akbar brings you it’s annual PIE!!! Come on over and shake your bootie on mashed potato eve! >>>> INFO HERE 


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Acorn Leaf Craft • September 25th, 2013


This Wednesday (TONITE!) from 9pm to midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Acorn Leaf Freeform Craft!
$2 Processing fee, please
$4 Cosmo Drink Special! The Akbar Cosmo: So Delicate. So Beautiful.
SPECIAL EVENT THIS SATURDAY 6 – 10pm: The SparkleBlob Spooky-Tacular Harvest Gala!!! (Bob Baker Marionette Theater)
See David LeBarron, Ian MacKinnon, LaMuff, Pat & Charlie, a string of very special performances and Gothtober Reels, MC’d by none other than Jean Natalia of Wig Out! Dress in your Autumn Best to Win King or Queen of the Event! SparkleBlob is the new nonprofit that houses CraftNight, Gothtober and the Holiday Puppet Show and other fine programs under one roof, run by me, your Craft Captain, aka “Executive Sparkle Director.” Hope to see you there!

Now then. Acorns.
I ordered a box of 35, which seemed like a lot of acorns at the time. But acorns are small, and I knew that… but when they got here, they looked even smaller. Which means that 35 acorns is actually not that many acorns.

That’s why I’m also pairing it with leaves, to make it so that you can build a very adorable fall ornament-like garland, or something to put on a fall birthday present, or wear around your neck as a totem to daylight savings… I dunno. Acorns are very small, leaves are useful in making them stand out and be celebrated.
You can paint the tops of them so that they look like little smurf mushrooms. There are a lot of people out there making fabulous things out of acorns right now. We will explore some of these exciting options! I will also bring some spools, you can make acorn people with spool bodies. Acorns are small and cute. This is the last fall craft before we get TOTALLY IMMERSED IN HALLOWEEN MADNESS.

And yes, we will be sampling another strange seasonal product, if you want to find out what it is, please come in and have a sip.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain



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