Did you know that the Colbern Road Branch hosts a free scrapbooking crop night once a month? We call it CRop Club. If you're looking for a quiet place to finish up that tricky layout, this may be just the place for you! Bring your own projects and your favorite scrapbooking tools, and just enjoy the evening sharing ideas and socializing with other scrapbookers.
Join us the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for scrapbooking fun, including free die cuts, project ideas, and inspiration from others who share your hobby!
Have you ever thrown away an item only to discover that you really could have reused it for another purpose? We all know the old saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Well, I experienced this with a book that I recently stumbled upon while searching for Halloween costume ideas. The book, Denim Revolution: Dozens of Ways to Turn Denim Cast-Offs into Fashion Must-Haves by Nancy Minsky was amazing!
Creativity flows freely from the Lee’s Summit Knits and Needles group. Beautiful and amazing items are knitted, crocheted, and quilted. This group meets the first and third Thursday each month at 1pm to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Bring projects you are stuck on, show off something you have actually finished, or just come to find new ideas for projects to start. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you need a relaxed activity for your children on the day after Thanksgiving (November 26, 2010), please come to the Blue Ridge Branch for Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10 a.m. We offer this program on the fourth Friday of each month. Crafts are planned for children who haven’t yet started school. No difficult cutting, no sharp scissors, no rigid rules, but lots of glue stickiness. We’ve made Mother’s Day cards, Halloween bags, wreaths, placemats, woven caterpillars, and butterfly wings.
On the street where I grew up, there was a lady who would try to teach all the girls on the block how to knit. Every year, we would go to her house and have a lesson. For some of us, the lessons stuck, but for me, not so much. During the year, she would sit in her rocker by the window and watch the kids play or go off the school. She would wave to us as she sat there knitting. I was always impressed that she didn’t even have to look at what she was doing, and could still knit a straight row. Some of my favorite Christmas gifts are the ones that she made.
It’s that time of the year again. It’ Christmas! It’s time to shop and give gifts in celebration! Searching for the perfect gift for that special someone can be difficult sometimes. Here’s an idea to help alleviate some of that Christmas stress. Make that person a gift. This is easy and makes the gift more personal.
The Quilting Group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Red Bridge Branch. They work together to make quilts for different charities and group homes. Recently, they were featured in the Neighborhood News section of the Kansas City Star. Their front page picture shows the ladies holding a quilt made for Jim and Peggy Donovan’s daughter, who is graduating from high school in 2012. Her grandmother, Mary Donovan, started the quilt a few years ago and has since passed without finishing the quilt.