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Summer Craft Nights

We’re so excited to announce another round of Oh Happy Day Craft Nights at our San Francisco studio! All the details (and links to sign up!) are below. We can’t wait to see you there.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights

1. Calligraphy 101 with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls | $135  SOLD OUT!
Students will learn the basics of calligraphy using a pointed pen & ink. The fee covers the cost of supplies, including a special beginner kit to continue your work at home. Goodie Bag and Treat to Eat included. Click here to sign up

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights

2. Back to School Screenprinting Class with Andy Kane | $90
Students will receive a screenprinting demo and then have time to print on their own items. There will be 6 screenprinters featuring work from various artists. The fee covers the cost of supplies (including a t-shirt and tote to screenprint.) Students are encouraged to bring their own clothing items to screenprint as well. Goodie Bag and Treat to Eat included. Click here to sign up

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights

3. Woodworking 101 with Jared Rusten | $175
Students will learn about different kinds of wood, the purpose and safe use of various woodworking tools and machines, wood finishing and care, and then put those skills to use creating a beautiful cutting board to take home. Goodie Bag and Treat to Eat included. Click here to sign up.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights

A Day in The Life

We made this fun little video with Staples that shows a peek into our routine at Oh Happy Day (though we did leave out the part where I answer 1 billion boring emails, ha!) As a small business owner, I wear lots of hats and I really love that Staples sells so much more than office supplies so I can buy everything in one place. I really do use it all the time (and they aren’t paying me to say that!)

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Video by Several Guys

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

Our Ribbon Wall!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a rainbow ribbon wall at my studio. I’ve collected tons of ribbon over the years, but up until now it’s just been sitting in boxes in my party closet. When we moved into the new studio last year, I purchased an awesome bottle drying rack at the Alameda Flea Market so that we could start displaying all our ribbon. We hung it up and threw on the ribbon we had, but it was still missing something. I knew we needed some special ribbon to fill in the holes. So, I was super excited when I met Angela Liguori the last time I was in New York. She sells the most beautiful Italian ribbon I’ve ever seen. When my Studio Carta order arrived in the studio, I literally gasped as I opened the box. The colors are so beautiful and the ribbon is perfect and soft. It was exactly what our wall needed. It’s funny because I realized I haven’t bought much purple ribbon over the years. When I put up the ribbon wall I only had one roll! The final result is a dream come true! I cannot wait to experiment with all this ribbon.

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This post is sponsored by Studio Carta

Photos by Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day

Lately Around the Studio…

Happy Friday! I hope you have fun plans for this weekend. Right now, I’m down in South Carolina to speak at The Maker’s Summit (will you be there?) I’ve never been to South Carolina before. We’ve made some exciting progress at the studio these past few weeks – it’s so awesome seeing everything come together. There’s still a lot to finish, but I’m really happy with the way it’s all turning out. (PS – Have you signed up for our spring Craft Nights yet? There are still 15 spots open in our screenprinting classes! Click here to sign up.)

Lately Around the Studio | Oh Happy Day!

See photos & the video from our kitchen makeover here. And don’t forget to follow @ohhappyday on Instagram!