Monday, December 29, 2008

fancy feathers!

what a perfect way to kick off the new year than with a festive feather clip for your hair? and for you guys that have been coming... a feather boutonniere perhaps? we're making this pretty little thing this tuesday night during craftacular tuesdays at anomaly! what do bring??? i will supply everything you need but if you'd like to bring your own glue gun, please do. i have 6 or so to share.

join us, 6:30-8:30 at anomaly
(1021 park st. in 5Points)

and as always it's 5 bucks and BYOB.

hope you see you tuesday night! xoxo, emily

Monday, December 15, 2008

global crafting inspiration

my friend (and fellow craft night attendee) elizabeth recently returned from a trip to israel and brought me this beautiful wire ball necklace. i wear it so much that i thought we should make them for craft night. these would make the prettiest gifts for friends. this necklace is on a long ball chain but we will be putting ours on satin cording. (you can always go out and purchase a different chain from a craft store if you'd like.) you also have the option of turning it into earrings and i will have the pieces tomorrow night to do that. hope to see you at anomaly! 6:30-8:30. BYOB... you can grab a tasty beer on tap at raglands and they will put it in a togo cup for you!

last week's bottle cap craft turned out great! you can check out some pictures here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

bust a cap.

tonight it's all about resin and bottle caps. we'll be making pendants and/or keychains. another GREAT gift idea!

very cute and fun craft. this one may be trial and error though... hopefully it works... if not we'll have to put plan b into effect.

see you tonight...
6:30, BYOB or grab a delicious beer at raglands. they'll put it in a togo cup for you!

ALSO, if you have any bottle caps, bring them... we may need. thanks!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

modern ornaments

with december upon us, everyone is dusting off last years holiday decorations from the attic, i wanted to spice up my decor with some new garland. tuesday night we're making garland and/or ornaments out of either recycled magazines or fun holiday papers. you can take your pick. the way you piece together these balls is by cutting out circles and folding the edges in and then gluing the edges to other pieces. (picture coming soon...) it's simple, fun and an ornament would be a nice present for a friend as well.

tell your friends and bring some booze. :) see you tuesday.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

a delightful gift.

this tuesday we're making this cute little rosemary salt scrub. i took this picture a while ago and am not sure if i can find these containers again, but i will have an assortment of glass jars for you to choose from. or, if you'd like to recycle and bring your own, that's great too! salsa jars work great! (we can cover the lids...)

this is super easy to do so don't be intimidated and COME!

Tuesday, Nov 25th

1021 Park St, in 5Points

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

light it up...

with super cool decoupaged (i swear people, this is the last week we're decopaging for a while!) light switch plate covers!

come get crafty at 6:30.

and next week in honor of the election, we're getting our patriotic craft on. don't want to miss it plus hang out after to see the returns coming in! sure to be a great night!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

we are

crafting tonight... so come people! it will be fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

have no fear...

we are crafting tonight but not sure what we're doing yet... i've got 4 hours to figure it out! ha ha! i think we'll probably be making cards of some sort. :)

see you this evening!


Monday, October 6, 2008

happy jack-o-lantern!

whether you like tricks or treats, you can resist this little guy. come to craftacular tuesdays at anomaly tomorrow night and, in honor of halloween, turn a simple glass votive into a funny pumpkin face!

as always, it's $5 and all supplies are provided.
BYO beer, wine, etc...

***an exacto knife will come in handy for the project, so if you have one, please bring it. we will have a few to use but you may have to share.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

yay for duct tape!

TUESDAY (tomorrow)
come craft this super cute and easy wallet with lots of fun duct tape colors.

just show up with $5 and great project for guys too! don't be scared... crafting is fun!

also dont forget... first fridays in 5 points this friday night! woo hoo!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

tonight, tonight.

come make a super cute wooden block!

it's fun.

Monday, September 22, 2008

get your craft on. get happy.

we are making collage blocks (since nobody showed up for that craft and i still have those supplies!) this tuesday (tomorrow) night. scroll down a few posts below to see the general idea...

mine looks totally different from the picture, but it turned out really cute. i just took the idea and went with it.

  • BYOB (as always)
  • if you'd like to, but totally OPTIONAL bring a photo or two
TIP: if you can print out on normal white computer paper in black and white, that worked out best for me (i found photo paper to be too thick!)

Hope you can make it! And make sure to check out Partisan the Sea on Friday! It's going to be great, I know it! There's lots of cool stuff going on in good ol' j-ville these days. Be a part of it!


UP NEXT WEEK: Duct Tape Wallet

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

no craft tonight!

sorry about this but i have an event that i really need to attend. please understand and know that i love all my crafters and that this is a very special circumstance. next week is back on!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You can't win em all.

One person showed up to craft tonight but she decided not to stay, as nobody else showed... Girls, I'll give you a break, I know everyone has a busy schedule right now... And it's my fault too. I've been slack on the promoting lately.

Needless to say, it was actually a blessing in disguise... I had to read for Sociology and post for my Business law class and so I was able to come home and get that done.

We're doing the same craft again next week but I will post a new picture with the block I made. It turned out really well! I'm excited! AND I already have the craft for the next week too... duct tape wallets!

PS Just wanted to give Cathy a shout out and tell her thank you for the super cool birdcage she dropped off at the store... I mentioned that I wanted some for a window display and she remembered. It was so thoughtful! Make sure to check the window soon... I'm excited!

Monday, September 8, 2008

block party!

i know, i'm sick of skulls too, however, i was inspired by these decorative blocks on martha's website. we are going to be collaging wooden blocks, a little differently, (we're using photos and old magazines!) tomorrow night at anomaly! this craft is going to be a great conversation piece for your coffee table!

when? tuesday night, september 9th, 6:30-8:30.
where? anomaly, 1021 park street in 5 points.

what to bring:

  • your friends (optional, but for an even better time, highly encouraged!) :)
  • a few pictures you don't mind cutting up of family and friends.
  • your beverage of choice

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


It's the return of the FUSED PLASTIC!!! This craft is super fun and easy!

TONIGHT --- 6:30-8:30

  • BYOB
  • an iron if you can.
  • plastic bags, if you have a specific color/style you want to use...
** i will have 2 available to use, but the more the better! :)

See you tonight!

xo, emily

Monday, August 25, 2008

i suck...

i will admit it... i've been slack this week in coming up with a project for tomorrow night. this whole tropical storm thing really threw me off track. plus i had a kids birthday party to go to saturday night, i worked on sunday and i started school this morning... so, not making excuses but i'm just saying...

this means tomorrow night will be our first every... Crafty Night Surprise... oooohhh... isn't that fun?!?! actually, i've narrowed it down to 1 of 2 projects... we may do something with felt again (sorry you crafters from last week... there's a lot left...) like a felt flower necklace or hair clip OR make shrinky dink charms... the only problem with the latter is that i don't have a toaster oven.... does anyone have one i can borrow??? e-mail me at emily(at)anomalyfivepoints(dotcom) if you do.... otherwise... felt flowers here we come.

see you tomorrow... and sorry no pics this week either.

ooohhh... but here something you can get excited about...
(there are a couple of changes we still have to make to the flyer, but here she is... oh, and the winning artist also gets 10% of the t-shirt sales! woo hoo!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good times Tuesday!

The felting fun of Tuesday night was one of the most laid back classes yet! The crowd was 20-somethings only and we all had a great time drinking and laughing at each others' "learning curve"!!! (names shall remain undisclosed... ha ha!) we had 4 new faces and 2 regulars + me with made for a great group! We learned how to blanket stitch but some decided to march to the beat of a different stitch and make up her own! That's what it's all about... no rules... no bosses... just free thinking creative people coming together! One crafter was so proud that she actually finished a whole project in one evening! She told the group of all the half finished projects around her room. That made us start thinking and another suggested we should have a craft night where you bring an unfinished craft and then with the inspiration from others, finish it at craft night. Thank you to all who came out and made it one of my favorite nights yet! If the storm is really bad tomorrow and I don't end up opening the store, I'm going to try to make the best of it and have a Rainy Crafty Day! We will see which way Fay goes! See you next week and check back soon for our next craft!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

FELT FUN --- tuesday night!

so i've had major crafters-block this week in thinking of a project for this tuesday night. then yesterday i was looking at my ugly blackberry case that came with my phone and thought that something cute to keep it scratch free would be the perfect thing to make this week!!! so come tuesday night and make a phone or IPOD holder! this is a sewing project in which we will be learning how to blanket stitch.

this afternoon i whipped up a sample and was quite pleased with what i came up with! the pouch in the picture doesn't have a velcro closure, but i intend on adding one. i'm envisioning tuesday night (with amstel light in hand) already... cute pouches everywhere adrorned with birdies, lollipop trees, flowers and more! i can't wait to see the creations!

when? this tuesday, august 19th
where? in our workshop @ anomaly
what to bring? 5 bucks, a beverage of choice and if you have a specific device you want to make your pouch for, bring that so we can make sure to cut the felt to size.
questions? call us at 354-7002! see you tuesday for felt fun!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

coaster night pictures...

get organized AND reuse your old cardboard food boxes!

do you have any papers/bills/recipes, etc... you need to organize? school is starting soon... need to keep track of important papers for class? head to anomaly tuesday night to make file boxes!

WHEN? 6:30-8:30p
WHERE? Anomaly, 1021 Park St 32204
WHAT (to bring?): bring a cardboard (or multiple if you'd like to make a few) box of your choice. different sizes look cute together!

see you tuesday!

xo, emily



Thursday, July 31, 2008

coming up next tuesday...

come make a great set of coasters tuesday august 5th. we'll be giving a new life to old folio and skirt magazines. we're turning them into cool COASTERS! woo hoo! it's a super fun project and it looks even better in person! see you at 6:30 tuesday night!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

one man's trash is another man's craft

yet another rainy evening, but still a lovely night for crafting! i really enjoyed tonights project and know all the reclaimed bottles will enjoy new lives as vases in homes! each bottle had such a unique look because of the different fabrics/combinations each crafter used. i love seeing and hearing new ideas being bounced around the room by everyone. and it's kind of crazy but in a weird way i'm a little rejuvenated by it all. even though it's almost 10PM and i just got home, ate a bowl of cereal and sat down to upload pictures/write about tonight, it's still really fun and i'm enjoying meeting so many creative people! thanks to all who've come to support our craft night! it's so much fun!

the vases turned out beautifully! oh and i also wanted to thank everyone who came this evening not only for helping but also for cleaning up too! it really helps me close up the store faster! thank you!

here's some crafty google thought up... have you heard about my cool friends jimmy and genora told me about it a couple of weeks ago. anyway, if you go to instead of you will save energy because the screen is black when you do the search. don't worry, it's the exact same search engine as google, so if you are partial to that search engine, it will give you the same results. switch your homepage now... what a great and simple way to conserve energy!

stay tuned for next weeks craft...


If you'd like to turn a glass bottle into a cute vase here's what you need to do...

gather up your supplies. you will need:
  • a glue gun and glue sticks
  • various ribbon, yarn, and/or old fabric
  • glass bottle(s) *you can use plastic but glass is heavier and more sturdy.
  • optional: buttons/beads, etc... to embellish if you'd like.
if you are using fabric to wrap the bottle, you will want to cut it into long strips. you can choose how wide you want the strips to be, thinner vs. thicker will give the vase a different look. this project is all about experimenting with materials and color. get a little crazy...

now... start at the very top of the bottle (or base, either way works, i just started at the top.) and put some glue on your fabric and line it up flush with the lip of the bottle. glue it down. now, slowly begin wrapping your material around the vase, stopping every 5 or so wraps and putting a dot of glue down to keep the fabric from slipping. the most challenging part of this project is wrapping the curve where the neck of the bottle widens. you may need to use more glue here and wrap a few layers to get all the glass to cover.

**here are a couple bottles partially wrapped. if you leave some glass showing, it's easier to cover up with another layer. you can't mess this up!

continue wrapping until the whole bottle is covered. when finished, glue down the last bit of the fabric and trim around the bottom, if necessary. some crafters added buttons, etc... to jazz it up a little more. the sky's the limit!

this project looks really cute if you make a set of three in different shapes and sizes. makes a nice little bottle collection on a shelf. :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ooh la la.

Come make a lovely vase out of a recycled bottle this Tuesday at Anomaly! I used a champagne bottle but you could really use ANY TYPE of bottle you'd like. A short vase (from a beer bottle) would be really cute. A set of 3 on a shelf would be even cuter! We will be wrapping the bottle in ribbon, strips of vintage fabric, yarn, etc...

*a bottle (plastic or glass, any size), if you'd like. i will have beer bottles on hand for everyone.
*beverage(s) of your choice.

Looking forward to Tuesday! Feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Despite the rainy evening...

We had another Craftacular night Tuesday! YAY!!! We have had 2 classes in a row where not 1 but 2 tables were full! I need to get some more chairs, but hey, that's a great problem to have! I love seeing crafters out in full force and this group was as diverse as ever! Everyone that showed up was super cool and diverse, but when has it not been? We had a great grandmother, a boyfriend and

girlfriend, a 9 year old (she's a repeat!) and her cool aunt, among many others! I just can't tell you how much I appreciate all the support our craft night has been getting. It's so much fun to get together with new people and all share one common interest... making something! And it's such a great place to bounce ideas off of each other!

One of my favorite parts of the evening was when, at one point, everyone concentrating on their projects so much that the room was silent. All in all it was a great evening and making a fabic necklace is so fun and super easy.

so, i know... you are sitting in your desk at work, reading this and wishing you could make one too!!! well you can and here's how...

all you need is:
  • scissors
  • assorted wooden beads or marbles (we even recycled some beads from broken necklaces) it doesn't matter what they look like b/c they will be covered.
  • a 1-2 in. wide strip of a fabric of your choice... thicker fabrics make chunkier knots. (we were measuring the length of the fabric by stretching out our arms and cutting it as wide as our "wingspan"... i'm so technical!)
    *a little tip... i like ripping the fabric instead of cutting to make it look frayed. it give the necklaces a nice touch. just cut a slit to start the fabric and then pull!

once you get your strip of fabric ready, you simply fold it in half (to find the middle) and make a knot about an inch to the left or right of the mid point. it's easier to start in the middle and work your way out. place your bead as close to the knot as possible and wrap the fabric around it. then tie another knot. make sure your knot is as close as possible to the bead to keep it secure. repeat until you like how your necklace looks. i kept mine long and tie the two ends together to finish it off. that way, it just slips over my head for an instant accessory!

REMEMBER: a great thing about this project is you CAN NOT mess this it up! the look of it is really organic so if you run out of fabric, just knot more onto each end. and if you want to get really crazy you can even mix it up a bit and add a different print/color! JUST HAVE FUN! :)

oh and i have to give a shout out to my friend robin and joy! THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for coming and helping out and staying late to clean up after! you are awesome!

i'm thinking up a project for next week so check back soon to see what it is!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Come make a TOO CUTE beaded fabric necklace on Tuesday!

Tuesday night we're crafting an adorable fabric covered beaded necklace.

Just bring your booze, yourself, and $5 and craft the night away!

The fun starts at 6:30.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

stencil totes = good time!

YAY! Another great turnout at craft night! It's really so much fun every week to meet so many different people! The stencil tote turned out to be a hit and I even got to stencil a cute tee for my friends 3 year old daughter and one for my son too!

I supplied natural colored totes for all the crafters and then we made stencils by cutting the negative space out of animal silhouettes. It's a really simple craft that can double as eco-chic gift wrap. Wrapping a present in this reusable tote is sure to delight the recipient!

It makes it a great alternative to disposable gift bags and can then be used as a beach, grocery or library tote.

I've been crafting alot this week. I've been working on a knitting project that I finished last night. It's a mixed fabric neck warmer made from recycled materials. I cut vintage lace and a t-shirt into strips, tied the ends together and then knitted it back together. I will post a picture of the finished project if I remember.

It was really rainy all day at the store today, so that means it was totally DEAD. I took advantage of a little free time and made a few purses and a custom baby sling. I've been obsessing over some vintage fabrics that I finally got to use today. My sewing machine has been out of comission for about a month but she's repaired and back in business.

Stay tuned tomorrow for next Tuesdays project. It's going to be fun... I'll give you a hint... it's something to wear.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stencil A La Mode

Come make a cool stencil tote bag with us TONIGHT @ 6:30! Get here early so you don't have to sit on the floor! :)

What to bring:
  1. $5
  2. an exacto knife if you have one or a good pair of scissors (totally optional but will make it easier to cut out your stencil.)
  3. libations, if you'd like one
I will post pictures (and a tutorial if i get around to it) tonight or tomorrow. XXOO!

Call us at 904-354-7002 if you have any questions!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Crafty or not... Here I come...

With the growing interest in craft night I am happy to lauch my new blog "If you're crafty and you know it..." in conjunction with Craftacular Tuesdays at Anomaly! I will be posting past projects, info for upcoming projects and anything else that interests or inspires me.

This past Tuesday night we made the most adorable fabric and ribbon rosettes! We used scraps of fabric, ribbon and lace, beads from broken necklaces, and vintage buttons galore!

The turnout was great... 13 people came, not including myself! I'm starting to get worried that I may have to have signups before hand so I will know how many to expect! We ran out of chairs this week! All different ages and backgrounds were there and I really enjoy that because it always keeps the conversation interesting.

Note to Self: Must remember name tags next week as all these new names are hard to remember!!! :)

Craft of the Week: Ribbon Rosettes

Everyone's flowers turned out so adorable and I love the twist each person took on this to really bring her personality and style into the project. (Want to learn how to make this cuteness? I am working on the tutorial for this and it will be up soon!)