While on a neighborhood stroll over the weekend, I ran into my old friend Maura Madden, who is a crafter, author, and comedy writer, and just about the most fun gal you'd ever care to cross paths with on a Saturday afternoon. She's always up to something fun—I recommend her blog, where you can read about the many different events she organizes around the city.
Maura recently published the book Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Craftsy With Your Friends All Year Long, a project that grew out of her tradition of throwing monthly craft parties with her friends. Her book extols the pleasures of making things with friends old and new: getting together, sharing materials, making a mess, probably learning something new, and generally having a good time. An inspiring philosophy to be sure, and one familiar to us since that's what we're up to every day around here. Its also a very entertaining read, full of cool projects and party ideas, so have a look.
We're wondering if any of you get together with your friends for craft-related activities? Do tell! We'd love to hear about it!