Wednesday, November 17, 2010

craft-in craft night!

craft night2

This Sunday Pack Rats is having our first ever Craft Night! This is something I've been wanting to put together since we opened and I hope we can make it a regular occurence. So come by 11.21.10 for a night of crafts - bring your own project you've been working on and get it done. We'll also have a few supplies and instructions available for some quick 'n easy projects if you just wanna drop by - first come first served.

And while I'm no certified teacher or nothin' - if you want to learn to crochet or need a little help getting started - I'll do my best to help you out. Our friend, Alisha, is also available to help you with a few knitting basics. Check out our facebook event page on more info on what to bring if you want to learn.


Also, to kick off Craft Night, we are ecstatic to be able to offer a giveaway of the hottest new craft book to drop this season - Craft In: 12 Project Booklets for Your Own Crafty Gathering which was put together by none other than our very good friend, Kathleen McCafferty.


Kathleen and Ira G.

me & Kathleen @ Broadway's after King Khan.

Sorry, I couldn't pick just one. She's too cute.

Kathleen is not only one of the nicest gals I know, but also extremely talented. An editor at Lark Books, she writes and illustrates This Dog's Life for the Lark blog and also drew and animated and voiced this adorable little promo for her book:

While there are 12 total projects to choose from - I'm most excited to try these crochet cacti. I think they'd be perfect lined up on a windowsill. Milton's been wantin' me to buy some houseplants for our place since my cat ate his old ones and our aloe died - so maybe these will do till then.


Watch this cute video of Craft-In contributor, Katy Yellen, stitching them up:

Craft-In was also just featured on the Bust blog (yay, Kathleen), so you know it must be good!

To enter our giveaway just leave a comment with your email address (so we know how to contact you if you win). Hell, we'll even throw in a $10 Pack Rats gift certificate on top of it.

Entries must be received by Saturday, 11.20.10, 11:59pm.
Winner will be chosen via pull a name from the hat method.
The winner must be able to pick up the prizes @ our shop.


  1. Those cacti are adorable. I hope to make it to craft night! :)


  2. cool! I'm excited to try to make these crafty things.


  4. Pick me!! jesslathren{at}gmail{dot}com

  5. i wanna wiiiiin!

  6. i. love. craft books. this is such a great idea.

  7. Craft night is a great idea! I just learned to crochet and it sounds like a lot of fun. I think embroidery is next...

  8. can't wait to come! do we bring food?

  9. (and my email addy is !)

  10. food is totally welcome! we'll have some snacks provided, so you don't have to bring anything other than yourself - unless you wanna!