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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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15 Mar

Happy Pub Day! Mandalas to Crochet by Haafner Linssen

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Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it’s no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community.

m2That’s why today we’re proud to publish Mandalas to Crochet: 30 Great Patterns by Haafner Linssen! Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.

 

Buy yours today!

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8 Mar

Happy Pub Day! WATERLIFE A MINDFUL COLORING BOOK

The turtle has landed! Waterlife: A Mindful Coloring Book, Illustrated by Georgie Woolridge, is available NOW!

Waterlife includes 35 intricate drawings specifically to elicit creative meditation, allowing the colorist the freedom to create and color without pressure or judgement. There are a wide variety of species featured in waterlife–from the brightly colored Seahorse, Pufferfish, and Crown of Starfish to the Bottlenose Dolphin and Picasso Triggerfish–and each is paired with an informative text about the creature and its habitat. In addition, Georgie supplies helpful hints and tips about coloring and the effects that can be achieved with different media.

Pick up your coloring pens and pencils everybody, lose yourself in this underwater realm, where you’ll discover a host of mindful coloring projects inspired by a variety of underwater creatures from around the world.

Time to join the ever-growing worldwide movement of adult coloring book enthusiasts who’ve found their new stress-relieving creative outlet.

Buy your copy and DIVE RIGHT IN!

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1 Mar

Happy Pub Day! Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book by Eriy

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Are you all aboard the coloring book train by now? We definitely are, and so today’s the best because the whimsical, lighthearted romp-through-the-countryside coloring book Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book by Eriy goes on sale today! Eriy, a Japanese artist who uses an ink-dipped toothpick (yep, a toothpick!) as her primary drawing tool, has invented the magical world of Cocot, full of magnificent rural villages, prairies, forests, lakeside scenery and a beautiful towering castle that await you and your colored pencils.

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Inside are pages and pages of provincial delights for you to bring to life through coloring: delectable French pastries, magical forests filled with wildlife, charming town squares bustling with people-and so much more, sure to delight people of all ages. Plus, you can remove the folded perforated sheet at the back of the book and color a full-sized poster to adorn your wall!

Get your copy today!

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23 Feb

Happy Pub Day!

Today we’re proud to publish the second edition of the bestselling, must-have book for loom knitters! Like the previous edition, Loom Knitting Primer (2nd ed): A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom with Over 35 Fun Projects by Isela Phelps contains everything you need to know about loom knitting, like gauge, yarn thickness, increasing, decreasing, color work, different cast on and off methods, and more. Plus, it includes Isela’s precise and easy how-to instructions, now newly updated, for making basic stitches and variations, and for using all the different types of looms currently in the market. The project section is also updated to include more specific information about the looms used, with a handy chart that includes their gauges.


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But what hasn’t changed is the straightforward information and the need for this book, making it the one to have for all loom knitters.  If you only purchase one loom knitting book, this is the one to get!

Buy your copy today!

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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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