March is National Craft Month and we are celebrating our own Adult Craft-O-Rama classes in the big display window here at the library. Judy has talked about her program in past blogs, but you need to come in and see all the different crafts that have been done since it started in 2009. It is truly amazing!
I will toot Judy’s horn here a little as she came up with the idea for this program and researches all the craft ideas. She often takes a craft and tweaks it to fit our group. She then makes a sample and writes out the instructions. The how-to and supplies are provided in a little kit and we come to class with our ideas and some additional props to add to our creations. Judy will have our place settings ready with a paper mat and tools like glue, scissors, pencils, etc. Additional materials are arranged on the empty tables for us to peruse.
We gather at 10am on the first Saturday of each month in the upstairs library meeting rooms. Everyone comes with a diverse level of craft ability and each project looks a little different from Judy’s sample. Some of us complete our projects in class and others take them home to hopefully finish at a later time. I still have a basket of chickens with only one finished chicken. Hope springs eternal.
This group has grown from time to time but there is a core group of crafters that have now developed a kinship and sit together at each class. It has been fun watching the interaction between these groups. This is not just a crafting opportunity but a time to meet new people. Each month new friendships develop that carry on after class. As Judy says, “It’s alway fun to craft with friends”.
Until next time – keep on crafting. Miss Debbie