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We've now had time to step back and properly reflect on American Made. It was a whirlwind two days packed with really enlightening workshops and useful information for passionate crafters, cooks, gardners and entreupenuers. Overall, an incredible success and a wonderful turnout! Thank you to those who made the trip to Grand Central - we loved crafting with you!

We'd like to take a moment to send a heartfelt thank you for our wonderful sponsors who donated supplies and tools to our Make and Give stations during the event.

A giant thanks to our friends at DMC for donating embroidery floss, aida cloth and needles for our Cross Stitch Family Make & Give station:

The folks at Woodworks Ltd generously donated hundred of wooden beads, and Rexlace gave us spools and spools of neon lacing to make Blake's Camp Craft Necklaces:

Everyone loved making necklaces!

A great shot of Blake showing the crowd an example.

Our partners at EK Success showered us with some of our favorite Martha Stewart Craft Tools - punches, festive paper, paper trimmers, etc! - which were set out for the public to play around with:

Kylie demonstrates how to use one of our punches.

Tools fresh out of their packaging and ready to be used!

Samples of boxes made using our paper and a bone folder.

Our beloved partners at Plaid sent paint and made special screen printing screens with an American Made logo. We screen printed totes for people to take home!

Lion Brand Yarn gracious donated skeins of yarn to make Pom Pom key chains from Silke's Pom Pom story. Create for Less (our go-to source for lots of craft supplies) sent us key rings. Our friends at Clover provided us with pom pom makers:

Beautiful yarn ready to be made into pom poms!

American Crafts provided brads to connect these Avery tags - the result is a sweet gift topper made of office supplies:

If you look closely, you can see we also used dot stickers back to back on baker's twine to make this gift wrap garland.

Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors and for those of you who made it to American Made!

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