Earlier this week, Krafty Kath and I hosted a small gathering of fine, crafty ladies to celebrate Halloween. Over cocktails, nosh and good conversation we each made a papier-mâché sugar skull for Día de Muertos.
The event is the first of hopefully many more to come as Kathy and I begin a new adventure with Craft Tin, a series of events that celebrate crafting, creating and mingling.
Kathy and I met through our day jobs but our mutual desire for a creative outlet has forged a special bond and determination to ‘dream and scheme’ how we most want to spend our time. While we currently spend many late nights working on our mutual blogs, we felt a need to connect with other local creative makers. Craft Tin is a way to bring together people who love to make things, learn new techniques and skills, and foster a creative community.
Over the next few months we’ll begin to expand and offer maker workshops for all types of projects. For now we wanted to share with you some highlights from our first ever Craft Tin event.
Crafts and conversation
The sugar skulls turned out to be the perfect craft for the event. Everyone got to add their personal flavor to the craft and it didn’t require a lot of instruction.
Kathy put together a great spread of yummy eats including black & white cookies (my fave!) and Kiss of Death cocktails (Prosecco and Maraschino cherries).
Kathy has a great stockpile of Halloween decorations. When they are not in use they are all kept tidy in a black and orange storage container (but of course!)
Each guest received a favor bag filled with sweet treats and Kelli won the door prize–a selection of cute notepads, pens and cards.
Each of the skulls turned out great! I was impressed by the level of creativity!
A special thanks to the lovely women who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of our “beta” event.
Stay tuned for more updates on Craft Tin, and please follow us on Instagram to see our dream become a reality!