February 7, 2013
My Employees Gathered For a Valentine's Day Crafting Event!
You may recall a couple of years ago when we featured Maura Madden’s Valentine’s Day Crafternoon Party in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and the book she wrote called Crafternoon. Well, there are so many talented people who work at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and we thought it would be really fun to invite everyone to get together for our own Valentine’s Day Crafternoon Party! As you may know, there are so many fabulous products in the Martha Stewart Crafts line at Michaels and the Martha Stewart Crafts line at Lion Brand Yarns. You can also find many of those products at my Web site by clicking here. We provided lots of these items for the Crafternoon event, which is a wonderful way to familiarize our staff with all of our great craft products. Gimbal’s Fine Candies, from San Francisco, generously provided delicious sweets for the candy bags. Many showed up for this crafting party and we hope to continue by having one every month.
1 On a recent sunny afternoon, employees gathered to participate in a Valentine's Day crafting event.
2 Amanda Klecker and Emily Berger were very happy to to be involved.
3 Great crafting supplies were provided from the Martha Stewart Crafts line available at many craft stores.
4 In keeping with the Valentine theme, work tables were covered with pink craft paper.
5 Gimbal's Candy, a fourth generation family company, provided yummy treats to fill candy bags.
6 The Sour Lovers were quite popular and actually taste sour on the inside, as well as the outside.
7 These adorable Scottie Dogs are handcrafted with real licorice root and pure anise.
8 Cherry Lovers fruit chews are made with real cherry juice and are high in antioxidant vitamin C. In fact, Gimbal's candies are entirely allergen-free.
9 These Designer Paper Pads have 24 sheets of pretty hand-drawn craft paper designs.
10 The candy bag and gift tag station was very popular.
11 It's so much fun to see creative minds at work.
12 There were great heart-shaped punches to use.
13 Busy hands and minds
14 This was the heart bracelet station.
15 Valentine punches and stamp sets
17 There were many great stickers for everyone's projects.
18 Another craft project was putting together a heart garland using heart punches and red and white twine.
19 The garlands look so sweet hanging along the edge of these shelves.
20 One of the crafters designed this adorable paper cone for candy.
21 There was plenty of Martha Stewart Crafts paint at the ready.
22 There was so much concentration and great energy at this event.
23 It really was a fun two hours of crafting!