Valentine's Card Making Party

Valentine owls Last week we hosted a Valentine's card making  party at Chronicle Books' shop on Union Street in San Francisco, featuring a valentine's version of the Owl-y Friend card by Petra Boase, from our book Handmade Hellos.

Crafting Party!

We had a great turnout - so much fun!

Red Hot Owl

By the end of the night, we had a crazy number of variations on the owl, and lots of happy crafters!

Happy CrafterHappy Crafter 3

The owls (and some non-owls) were as varied as their makers...

Turquoise heart

Red hot owl

We dubbed this one the "red hot" owl - love the color combo!

Disco wings

And what about these "disco wings"!?

Two owls in process

Glitter was one of the more popular supplies...a comedian once called glitter the STD of crafting, and our party proved that the end, it had spread everywhere! Hilarious!

Wood you be mine?

Some crafters were inspired by the Wood You Be Mine? project from the book, by Two Trick Pony, and made their own vignettes (this one uses some cute cardinal wrapping paper from Snow & Graham).

Alien card

Or how about this hilarious birthday card? The little alien is made from a patterned paper by EIEIO.

Wobbly owl

Owl with wings and eyes akimbo... Thanks to everyone who attended, and a special shout-out to Christina Loff for organizing. Happy Valentine's Day!!