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What is this "Craft Workshop"??

Craft Workshops

Hey everyone!  Now that I've been doing workshops for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to put out there what to expect when you signup for one.  A lot of you have never heard of Once Upon A Craft or maybe aren't sure what to think about it!  Here, I hope to address some of the questions that have come up and put your mind at ease about coming out for one! First and foremost, I hear people say all of the time, "I'm not a crafty person, I'm not a creative person, I don't really enjoy crafting."  I get it.  I didn't wake up one day IMG_3368knowing what to do or where to start.  I started hosting craft workshops because I wanted a reason to get together with my best girls at least once a month.  We love it (and continue to do it) and it's been such a great outlet for all of us!  With any of the projects offered, I have spent a lot of time researching products and practicing how to make it if I have never done it before.  I make the mistakes ahead of time to try to help you avoid the same ones.  A couple of things that have really helped me to overcome the fears of crafting is reminding myself that it isn't going to be Martha Stewart (no offense Martha), perfect and don't be afraid to learn and try something new.  Even if you do "mess up", it's usually something we can work with i.e. decorate with an embellishment! There may be times where you really want to do the project but you aren't comfortable using the tools involved.  That's totally okay.  I am here to help you & that's why I have the workshops!  While I do welcome the craft novice and love their input during workshops, my hope is to teach the craft challenged how to use and do things they would never have attempted before. So far, I have tried to keep the agenda set to 1 type of craft project per workshop and limited signups available.  The reasons for doing this is that it is sometimes not possible to adequately help everyone in the workshop as we go along and because there are just too many different types of tools and materials involved so it's very difficult to organize so many different things.  I do have plans in the works next month to host workshops that offer a variety of projects to choose from that will be manageable in this regard.  I've gone to workshops before where I felt I wasn't getting the help or attention that I needed and was left to figure things out on my own & that it seemed very disorganized or poorly planned.  I really want to avoid having anyone feel that way when they come to one of my workshops and I hope you understand where I'm coming from!  I think I've found a good balance of projects for June and I'm excited to post them in the next couple of weeks. Along with limiting signup spots, not only do I want to keep groups small so as to be available to help everyone, I have to do this per my business license permit.  Using an online event planning tool has been the easiest way for me to keep this organized and manageable and able to plan ahead.  Since I work full-time and run all parts of Once Upon A Craft-it's so essential for me to be able to do this efficiently.  I understand online this or that isn't for everyone and that's okay!  I don't want to deter anyone from signing up for this reason, so I can also do a manual enrollment and add attendee's myself-but the registration deadlines and fee due at time of signup still apply.  Reach out to me if you can't or don't want to use the online tool.  :) If you can't make it out for a workshop and still want to DIY, I sell unfinished kits for most of my workshops on my website.  Though my passion is to share the love of crafting with everyone, you can also purchase a finished product on my website as well.  Most are made to order items so please plan for about a week production time. Last-is this a real thing.  YES IT IS!!!  Here is a small sample of past workshop pics and projects.   Find more info on my website Once Upon A Craft or Facebook Page under Events!  I would LOVE to craft with you! [gallery ids="829,830,831,832,833,834,835,836,837,838,839,840,841,842,843,844,845,846,847,848,849,850,851,852,4,3" type="rectangular" link="none"]  

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