February 10, 2011

Crafternoon is so Much Fun!

Perhaps you have read about Crafternoon from the beautiful story “Sharing the Love,” which appeared in the February issue of my magazine, Martha Stewart Living.  Or maybe you watched my television show last week when Crafternoon co-hosts Jessica Pigza - Rare-Books Librarian at the New York Public Library - and Maura Madden – author of Crafternoon made a fun appearance.  If not, Crafternoon is a monthly craft salon, which is a part of programming that the main branch of the New York Public Library offers to the public.  A diverse group of crafters attend each month to create various projects.  We were thrilled to collaborate with Crafternoon on their Valentine’s Day card-making project this past Saturday, February 5th.  Athena Preston, a Crafts Editor at MSLO, shared some of her favorite Martha Stewart Living Valentine creations and brought reams of beautiful papers for all the crafters to work with.  Our partners at Martha Stewart Crafts donated glue, scissors, craft punches, and many other crafting supplies, available at Michaels Nearly one hundred people braved the cold and rainy weather to enjoy crafting in a stately oak-paneled room of the library.  It was so much fun to see what the many talented crafters came up with.  If you enjoy crafting, you could easily host your own event to share with friends and family.  And to find out about upcoming Crafternoons at the New York Public Library, click here.

Thanks to Jason Falchook for sharing these photos.