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18 Mar

COLORING CITY BAKERY! March 31, NYC – RESCHEDULED! STAY TUNED!

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SMP Craft is joining forces with The City Bakery to bring you the first

COLORING CITY BAKERY event in New York City! 

Thursday, March 31
8PM to 10PM
THE CITY BAKERY
3 W18th St (at 5th Ave) NYC 10011
Tickets can be purchased at Coloring City Bakery Brown Paper Tickets 

Seating is limited and going fast so we recommend purchasing tickets NOW!

Coloring. Coloring book giveaways. Dinner. Drinks. Dessert. A live string quartet.

LEGENDARY HOT CHOCOLATE.

And more!

We’ll provide your coloring needs on site–prints and coloring tools–though feel free to bring your favorite set of coloring pencils, pens, or markers. In addition, all participants will receive extra prints to take home and share.

The family style menu:

Roast Chicken with Kale, Corn & Lemon Dressing

Sautéed Broccoli

Baby Beets with Chives

City Bakery Kale Salad with Grana Cheese, Red Onion & Toasted Hazelnuts

Black Rice with Pea Shoots & Kaffir Lime

Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Miniature Pretzel Croissants

Japanese Hummus with Fried Tempeh Crackers

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip with Cassava Crackers

Boozy Mulled Cider

City Bakery Hot Chocolate with a Homemade Marshmallow

Miniature City Bakery Cookies!

Tickets are $40, limited seating. Buy your tickets NOW: Coloring City Bakery Brown Paper Tickets 

Hope to see you there!

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17 Feb

MAKE, SHOW, and SELL Your Crafts: Open Call for The Renegade Craft Fair 2016 Tour!

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This year, The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) will host a variety of Fairs and Pop-Ups throughout the U.S. and the U.K.: nine Spring/Summer Fairs, two Wholesale Markets, eight Pop-Ups, and seven Holiday Fairs. We are also very excited about their announcement that they’ll be expanding their Summer Fairs to include Denver, Colorado! Check out their website RenegadeCraft.com for full details or jump right in and APPLY.

Here’s the list of locations and details. Applications for the upcoming Spring Fairs in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Austin are open from February 16 – March 11.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
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AUSTIN, TEXAS
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
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Not quite ready to showcase to the world?

Or maybe you are but are challenged by geography, cash, and/or time? Check out How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: How to build your craft business at home, online, and in the marketplace by Torie Jayne the perfect guide for crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, this book is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and “through-the-keyhole” profiles of some of the world’s most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items at craft fairs, onlines, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you’ll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future.

Get How to Show & Sell Your Crafts at your favorite bookseller below

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Powell’s Books

Share your new 2016 crafting adventures with us using #SMPCRAFT!

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15 Oct

CAUGHT CRAFTING: Spotlight on NYC Crafting

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Thursday 10/15, Flatiron Building, Manhattan: Edible Craft! CARRY ON chocolate buttermilk olive oil cake with sour cherry filling baked by @sandwichsrprise. Rainbow Rowell’s CARRY ON hits #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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Tuesday 10/6, The Powerhouse Arena, DUMBO, Brooklyn, Rainbow Rowell’s CARRY ON Launch Party, Patchwork Sweater of Simon and Baz.

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9 Oct

CAUGHT CRAFTING: Spotlight on NYC Commuters Crafting

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Thursday, Brooklyn, B62 Bus to Long Island City, Queens: Crocheter.  She’s crocheting a baby blanket.

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26 Apr

Bead Crochet Jewelry at the Kinokuniya Bookstore in NYC!

Mother-daughter team Bert Rachel Freed and Dana Elizabeth Freed signing books and demonstrating from their book at the Kinokuniya book store

Mother-daughter team Bert Rachel Freed and Dana Elizabeth Freed signing books and demonstrating from their book at the Kinokuniya book store

 

For those of you who missed it, the Kinokuniya book store in New York City hosted a wonderful event for our talented Bead Crochet Jewelry authors Bert and Dana Freed this past Saturday,  April 20 Bert and Rachel were on hand to sign copies of their book,teach the techniques to create their delightful array of projects, and of course, show off their beautiful handiwork!

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It was a great turnout and we hope everyone who was able to attend was inspired by our super talented authors and their gorgeous jewelry designs! Keep checking our blog to see when one of our authors is at a store near you so you can stop by, say hello, and maybe pick up a new skill!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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