I'm a sucker for a craft day - as you probably know because of my DIY section - but sometimes I just don't even know what I want to do - just that I want to do something! Or I might know what I want but not have half the things I need to do it! Well - now - there's a place for me to go:
Craftologies in Amelia! (Thanks to Beth for inviting us to try it out.)
That's another thing I really like about Craftologies is that if you have an idea of a craft you want to do - Beth probably has the supplies for it. If you just want to do something but not sure of what - then just walking around the shop will give you tons of ideas!
Beth had a new project she was wanting to try so we were her guinea pigs - making pendants with an epoxy type material. She had STACKS of magazine, maps and books for us to choose from as well as a load of pendant sizes and shapes. I chose a small circle and found a map of Iowa and had my inspiration! I decided to show some love to my home town of West Liberty. I really loved how they turned out.
this super cute Washi birdhouse...
We had a really fun time and liked the projects we made. I think Beth's strong suit is working with kids - there was a youngster about Amelie's age coming in to plan her birthday and it was super cute! She really worked with her to pick out the project of what she wanted to make at her party. It's a very interactive experience.
I will say that there is a spirit of "winging it" when you're there - but Beth has a heart of gold and goes out of her way to make sure you have fun and love what you create. She's very flexible and will adjust to what you want to do. I just want to throw that in to be fair - if you're a perfectionist - you might have a little anxiety.
I also want to add that I was at an event with Beth where she was "running" a craft provided by a brand. The craft didn't turn out to work so well. She rescued the craft table with extra supplies that she had and pretty much saved the day. If you can go with the flow and have fun - you'll love it!