Last week we had our letterpress craft night! It was a really great night. We were able to donate all the money from the tickets to our local community preschool. A huge thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright who planned the event. Over 50 people attended and we had a great time eating and learning about letterpress. Also a big thanks to all the brands who donated items for the gift bags! They were really good (see below.)
Andrea Pimental was our caterer. She impressed everyone with homemade oreos and Mexican-inspired salads. Our new Craft Night logos (designed by the amazing Clayton Thompson) were printed on canvas tote bags which held all the sponsored swag.
Coatt sent over a few delicate necklaces with gold dots and dashes that spelled out words and phrases in morse code. Ours came with words like “yeehaw” and “lucky.” And Hello Merch supplied every excited attendee with their own Champ Sweatshirt.
The Succulence, an adorable local succulent supplier that also offers classes and landscaping services, sent over 50+ mini plants for us hand out. We planted them in magnetic pods from Urbio, an awesome Bay Area startup that specializes in modular organization.
Photojojo, who also happens to be our neighbor, made sure everyone received a Tokyo Dreamer camera strap. Made of durable vegan leather, these are strong enough to hold SLRs, DSLR’s and their big ‘ol lenses. Ps: check out their awesome Phoneography 101 class.
Finally, Paper Source donated all the paper and envelopes we used for the letterpress demonstration. Their Luxe paper line notecards are my favorite for letterpressing. And their envelopes are the best (and come in amazing colors.)
We’d like to say a huge thank you for everyone who attended – and to all of our wonderful sponsors! We’re in the process of coordinating more Craft Nights this month. So stay tuned for the announcements!
Photos by Paul Ferney
I’m happy to announce a new letterpress craft night on April 25th! I decided to try something different for this month. My kids go to a really great (yet underfunded) community preschool. I have been wanting to do some sort of fundraiser for them and decided it would be fun to host a craft night at our studio. This will be exactly like the other craft nights (same awesome gift bags, learn to letterpress, take home 20 letterpress greeting cards) but there isn’t a title sponsor this time and tickets will be sold for attendance. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to a not-for-profit preschool.
Go here to purchase your tickets. If you would like the cost of your ticket to be tax deductible please bring a check the night of the event (and your online purchase will be refunded.)
If you are new to Oh Happy Day, Craft Nights are where I invite people into our art studio in San Francisco and we learn something new.
Our snazzy new Craft Night logo by Clayton Thompson.
We had such a fun time at the letterpress Craft Night sponsored by Bing. We had the designs ready and then everyone took a turn printing 20 letterpress cards. My friend Rebecca Wright has been planning this series and has done such a great job coordinating all the details to make such wonderful gift bags.
We reprinted the “Draw me a Sheep” calendars and dip-dyed them and Rifle Paper Co. sent over these colorful notepads filled with hand-painted florals. I’ve been a fan of Rifle Paper Co. forever so I was delighted to work with them.
Ticket Chocolate sent us Valentine Gift Packs featuring two Hot Chocolate Ticket Sticks (that you swirl into your hot milk or water to make creamy hot chocolate) and fresh marshmellows, packaged with a cute letterpressed red heart coaster. So delicious!!
Heart necklaces, earrings and bracelets from Fresh Tangerine. Cute, simple 14K gold fill jewelry made by Kimberlee in her Portland, Oregon studio. I met Kimberlee at Alt and fell in love with her necklace. It is the perfect necklace.
Thank you to everyone for coming and thank you to our wonderful sponsors. We are working hard to coordinate the next Craft Nights and we will announce them soon!
We had such a great time last week at the Calligraphy Craft Night sponsored by Bing. We asked Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls to come teach us some basic calligraphy techniques. It was so great to meet all these new people and to learn calligraphy. Maybelle does such an incredible job branding everything so all her calligraphy supplies she prepared were gorgeous. Her and her husband made custom wooden ink holders and bottles of ink for each student. (PS: Maybelle teaches classes at Makeshift Society if you didn’t get to attend.)
For food this time we asked our friend Andrea Pimental to come up with a treat for attendees. She made these amazing Key Lime Pot de Creme packaged in little weck jars. And then she made the most adorable gingerbread spoons to eat it with. They were as cute as they were delicious.
Maybelle made this calligraphy guide with the steps for making the letters and Paul letterpressed them.
Bird and Feather sent each attendee these air plants in these awesome dip-dyed containers. They come in amazing colors and make the best gifts.
And our friends at Divine Twine sent everyone a lovely spool of aqua twine.
All photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
A special thanks to Bing for sponsoring this great night and thanks to all the sponsors that helped us make such great gift bags.
Registration is now open for the next event in our Craft Night series sponsored by Bing! I will be teaching a basic letterpress class at our Art Studio in San Francisco on February 5th. We will be printing Valentine’s Day Cards! Craft Nights are free but a deposit is required to hold your spot and it will be refunded the night of the event. (If you can’t come, you must send someone in your place.) We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to get crafty, so if you registered for our last event (calligraphy), please don’t register for this one. Go here for more information and to register.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
SESSION A 5:45 – 7:30
SESSION B 7:30 – 9:15