Recently, we took a vacation and invited our 13 year old granddaughter, Carmen, to go with us. I decided while we were relaxing in the evenings, I would teach Carmen how to embroider. She loved it! We started with a shirt, and I told her if she outgrew the shirt, I would turn it into a pillow for her to keep. I hope she will always remember the trip and how I spent time with her teaching her something she can always use to make gifts for others or pretty things for herself.
If you would like to learn how to embroidery, MCPL has books to help you.
Have you seen the scarves that swirl and ruffle? These scarves can add great color to you wardrobe. This scarf is surprisingly easy and fun to make.
Come join us at our Grain Valley Stitchers group Tuesday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m. and learn how to make this beautiful scarf. Knitting experience is helpful but not required. Bring the following supplies: One ball of Boutique Sashay yarn and size nine knitting needles. Bamboo is recommended.
Moms! Dads! Grandparents! Looking for a craft activity to do with the kids/grandkids? I have a book for you! It's Christmas Fun by Fiona Watt. I was browsing through the shelves, looking for something fun to do with my grandkids and came across this one.
Christmas and other seasonal holidays are once again knocking at our doors. Many of these occasions require the giving of a gift. Gifts are not compulsory, but it is a nice way of saying "Thank you," "You are loved," "You are special," "Season’s Greetings," etc...
Here are three very unique creations guaranteed to light up any Thanksgiving celebration. Janice Scott, Alicia Kern, and Pamela Kern made beaded turkeys as part of a craft program at our Library. A special thanks to Tina Gatewood for showing us how to make them.
This is just an example of some of the unique and fun craft programs MCPL has to offer. Sign up online or contact your local branch for more information.
The Platte City Branch is starting to celebrate the holidays with some excellent Christmas craft programs. They are a great opportunity to make someone a unique gift or create a new decoration for your own home.
On Monday, November 26th our Monday craft program is making Christmas crackers. These fun creations are "great white elephant gifts" or stocking stuffers. Just bring along a few small gift items, candy, or toys to stuff inside your Christmas cracker. This program starts at 6:00 p.m.
No matter what holidays you may be celebrating this season, you likely still need to get a gift for someone. But why do all the gift ideas have to be so expensive? This year I'm trying to be thrifty, so I'm going the homemade route. I've already finished the cookies and the preserves, but I'm still struggling with my attempts at knitting projects…
If you're the crafty type, why not check out some of these titles and make some truly unique gifts (and save some money) this year:
It is only a few weeks until the holidays, so I am in full-fledged creative mode. My projects seem to be going great, but it has been difficult to get into the proper mood for the season. I think the most likely culprit is the unseasonably warm weather.