Craft Night

Craft Night: Screenprinting

We held our second Screenprinting Event at the studio this past weekend and it was so much fun. I love these because everyone comes with a ton of stuff to print on and there is so much energy. At the beginning of each class, my friend Andy Kane from Sparka Screenprinting  gave a short tutorial on how to use the screenprinter, and then we spent most of the time printing. Uniqlo provided everyone with a kids T-shirt, but we also printed on jackets, sweatshirts & onesies. There were 8 different designs (see them all here!) by Katy SmailWendy MacNaughtonAmanda Jane Jones, and Emily Isabella. If you’d like to attend an Oh Happy Day Craft event, there are still some spots available in our Woodworking classes next month!

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My friend Rebecca planned this event and she did an awesome job. Our snacks came from Pop Nation. They make really fun popsicle flavors and serve them out of the coolest cart. We set it up on the sidewalk so people could take a break outside.

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Screenprinting Craft Weekend

I’m so excited for our Back to School screenprinting weekend event in San Francisco! If you’ve ever wanted to learn about screenprinting now is your chance! We did an event like this in the spring and it was one of my favorite events ever. Here is how it works: you bring as many blank tshirts or totebags as you want (plus Uniqlo is providing a free kids shirt to all attendees) and then we screenprint like crazy for a few hours plus get some instruction on how to do it yourself from our screenprinting expert Andy Kane. Attendees will walk away with piles of new printed items plus a goodie bag of treats. You’ll be all set for the new school year. We are calling this a Back to School Event but of course we plan on printing on adult sized tshirts too. We’ve had four different designers do new designs just for this event: Katy Smail, Wendy MacNaughton, Amanda Jane Jones, and Emily Isabella. I’m so excited to share them today! They are soooo good.

The event will be August 16th and 17th and there are several sessions to choose from. Sign up here!

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Craft Night: Calligraphy Class

We had our first craft event of the summer at my studio this last weekend. The first was the calligraphy event sponsored by Bing. My friend Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls taught the class. I love Maybelle’s teaching style and she thinks of every little detail so every little part of the class is so beautiful. She makes everyone a calligraphy starter kit including custom-made ink holders, black ink, a pen holder, nib and a practice book and sheets. (See all the pictures below!) We’ve still got a few spots left in our upcoming Back to School Screenprinting Bonanza! and Woodworking classes!

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Craft Night: Letterpress Class

Last week we hosted some letterpress classes at our old studio. It was fun to dust off of my letterpress and give everyone the chance to print their own cards. I started each classes with basic instructions on how to use the letterpress. Then once people started, I shared a little bit more about the basics of letterpress printing. Everyone got the chance to print 2 different cards designs (by Alix Sorrell) with red and yellow ink and all of the money from the event was donated to a local nonprofit preschool. I’m so thankful for everyone who attended – I had such a great time meeting you! More craft nights are coming, so make sure you join our mailing list  to get early access to sign up!

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

We always have the best gift bag sponsors. This time, Knot & Bow sent over black and white versions of their glitter twine. It’s the prettiest twine I’ve ever seen!

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

The Great Lakes Goods gave everyone packs of their party balloons. I love the fun sayings and designs printed on them.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Everyone got a mini pinata from Furbish. I’m in loooooove with them.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Acme Party Box sent us the cutest little milk bottles! (I also think they’d make awesome vases.)

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Letterpress Class

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Craft Night: Floral Design Class

Here are a few photos from our Floral Design Craft Night last week. It was so fun to host Studio Choo at our studio – they’re amazing! Each class started with introductions, and I shared a few ways that Bing image search can help with finding color inspiration. Then, Alethea and Jill taught the basics of flower care and how to build floral arrangements. After their lesson, each person got to choose their own flowers and start designing their own bouquets. The Studio Choo team wandered around and gave advice and instruction. I was super impressed with everyone’s creativity! Thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting the evening together. We’ll be announcing more craft nights soon – so stayed tuned! (And make sure to join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!)

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Andrea Pimental provided the snacks: s’mores pots de creme! (Get the recipe here.) I think I ate ten.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

For the goodie bags, Poppies for Grace sent over a confetti balloons and sweetheart gift kits for everyone who attended. We had a few extra, so we used them as decorations.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Paper Generation gave everyone these awesome terrarium notecards. (Plus, she hand-wrote a message on each one!)

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I love these mini pom pom flowers that ban.do sent over (fits the theme, don’t you think!?) And, Casey D. Sibley sent over a bunch of rad tea towels! See them all here.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped make this night a success! I love hosting these classes and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future. (Are you coming to our Letterpress Craft Nights next week??)

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

This post is sponsored by Bing.

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Photos by Paul Ferney & Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day