June 26, 2015

New partners, more Crafternoons & one crafty book done


Happy summer TinyLetter peeps! Hope everyone is busy with tons of fun, crafty adventures. I know I am! And I have loads of Crafternoons coming up...

NEW PARTNERS

I've got more crafty, upcycling partners. Yay! First I heard from North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC) and I've partnered up with them for three craft events this summer. Last weekend I took charge of the craft table at the Summer Solstice Block Party in Lynn Valley Village. It was a blast! Next up is the Village Family Fun Fest on July 8th and then the Village Arty Party on August 6th. Here's hoping that TBD & NVRC keep crafting together for the long haul. My NVRC peeps are awesome!

This summer I also have a couple of workshops with North Vancouver City Library's children's department. Plus I'll need to set up three more workshops as part of my Neighbourhood Small Grant through Vancouver Foundation. NVCL and Vancouver Foundation rock!

I'm also planning two upcycling workshops with my super lovely friend Kate from Bird on a Wire. They won't be until the Fall - most likely October and December. I'll keep you posted. I'm super stoked to be working with one of my most favourite crafty friends.

And today I heard from Kelsey, the Community Engagement Coordinator, at Homesteader's Emporium. She's very kewl! And we're going to partner up for two upcycling workshops for kids this summer. One on July 26th and one on August 9th at Homesteader's Emporium. I'll send out details soon - projects, times, cost and registration info.

UPCOMING CRAFTERNOONS

Here's the rundown on Crafternoons for July and August. Join me for one or more!
  • Village Family Fun Fest: I'm partnering with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for Village Family Fun Fest in Lynn Valley Village on Wednesday, July 8th from 6pm to 8pm.
     
  • Upcycling Summer Program: I'm partnering with the Children's Department at the North Vancouver City Library for an Upcycling Summer Program on Friday, July 17th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
     
  • Upcycling Workshop with Kids: I'm partnering with Homesteader's Emporium for an upcycling workshop for kids on Sunday, July 26th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Details to come!
     
  • Village Arty Party: I'm partnering with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for Village Arty Party in Civic Plaza on Thursday, August 6th from 6pm to 8pm.
     
  • Upcycling Workshop with Kids: I'm partnering with Homesteader's Emporium for an upcycling workshop for kids on Sunday, August 9th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Details to come!
     
  • Upcycling Summer Program: I'm partnering with the Children's Department at the North Vancouver City Library for an Upcycling Summer Program on Friday, August 21st from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Find more events on my Thrifty By Design website at www.thriftybydesign.ca.

AN UPDATE ON THE CRAFTY BOOK

The book is... DONE! Yahoo!! I reviewed the text, lay outs, photos, graphics and then wrote up the final pages. It's looking so darn awesome! I feel very grown up... WOW!! I can't wait till it's out this Xmas. Looks like we'll be organizing a book launch at the North Vancouver City Library. Stay tuned for details! 

IN OTHER NEWS...

I updated both of my websites (www.denisecorcoran.com & www.thriftybydesign.ca) on the weekend plus updated my CV for Thrifty By Design. I have been busy! And I'm developing some ideas for crafty domination with my super kewl agents Nigel and Ben at Integral Artists. 2015 is pretty darn FAB so far. Maybe we'll be able to make it even better. 

And soon I hope to have news about Roly and I. This whole marriage thing is unbelievable! He's one amazing husband. Yay for love!

THANKS & GRATITUDE GOING TO...

Big thanks to the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, Homesteader's Emporium, Bird on a Wire, Integral Artists, Vancouver Foundation and North Vancouver City Library.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Thanks again for subscribing to my newsletter. Hope to share loads of crafty & kewl news in the next while. Definitely join me for a Crafternoon or drop me line. Happy crafting!

CONTACT

Say hello at... deniseccorcoran@gmail.com
Find me at... www.denisecorcoran.com
Crafty adventures at... blog.thriftybydesign.ca

ABOUT ME & TBD

Denise Corcoran (aka Thrifty By Design) is a community catalyst, crafter extraordinaire and upcycler of things based in North Vancouver, BC. Her passion is to turn 'junk' into new and funky pieces. Sharing her enthusiasm for crafting and upcycling, Denise facilitates 'Crafternoons' throughout Vancouver where participants of all ages and skill levels learn how to make things from unorthodox materials.
 
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