Topic: Classes Courses and Workshops

I’ll be at Maker Faire this year!!

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I’m super excited to have been accepted into Maker Faire this year!! I attend last year on a field trip with Ava Blu’s First Grade class and just knew that I need to be one of the Makers.

I’ll be there teaching you how to craft  Pat-On-The-Back Medallions as well as selling my book, Just Us Girls, along with coordinating craft kits.  I’m hoping to add a bit of feminine flair to a super cool event full of robotics, tech-gadgets, tinkers and upcycle burning-manesque style crafts.

The only bummer is that I won’t be able to attend the National Stationery Show and Surtex this year because it fall on the same weekend. But I decided to shake things up a bit and try something new. I totally looking forward to it and think it will be a great new experience for  me.

So if you are in the Bay Area come by and check it out. It will be at the San Mateo Event Center the weekend of  May 17 & 18th. Grab your ticket HERE.

Fun Events Around the Bay

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It’s been a fun busy couple of weekends!!

I just wanted to share with you a few photos from the awesome crafting events that I’ve recently done at the MOCHA and the Children’s Creativity Museum.

It was a lot of fun teaching these girls, boys, moms, dads, and grandparents how to make the Badge and Ribbon Medallions from my book. I think everyone had a really good time. Everyone walked away with the feeling of accomplishment and an awesome pat-on-the-back memento to showcase your crafting prowess.

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photo1:top left & photo2:third row left – by Stefanie Renée

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I have a few more events that I’m starting to plan for and I’ll definitely be keeping you updated.  I’m also starting to do private events. Email me if you’d like to hosting a workshop for a birthday party or another event. Let me know the date, time, location and number of children attending and we can decide on the perfect craft activity together :)

Professional Development: Self-Care & Continuing Education

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I’ve been starting to plan my professional development: self-care and continuing education classes for the year. I’ve been feeling like I needed to invest in myself a little bit more. I didn’t take any classes last year and I think that may have been a mistake. It always good to stay sharp and on point.

Here are a few of the things that I’m planning on for 2014. For a little kick in the ass. I signed up for Lila Rogers Assignment Bootcamp. I always seem to function better when I have a deadline. And if that weren’t enough I signed up for 2 classes at the Writing Salon. One of my 40×40 goals is to write a novel, so I thought I should invest in some tools.

And of course there are a few conferences I’m hoping to attend (in order of calendar dates) Craftcation. I thought it was a perfect way to get my craft on. Ya know, since I wrote a mother daughter craft book. Then there’s the World Domination Summit I’ve wanted to attend ever since I first read Chris Guillebeau first book. And finally there is Squam…an epic creative escape. Who wouldn’t want to attend this creative love fest?

So that’s my professional development plan for the year. Are there any classes or conferences you are planning on attending this year?