Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gobble, Gobble: Thanksgiving is Here!

Thanksgiving is TOMORROW and we're here rounding up our very favorite Thanksgiving projects from crafty friends from around the web. We love Thanksgiving! It's the perfect time for hostessing projects, fun interaction with kids and gearing up for the December holidays. Take a look at our favorite projects below, starting with last year's Make Your Own Felt Turkey Dinner (perfect for vegetarians!) Check it out here for pattern and instructions.

Plus, here are some of our favorite projects, recipes and treats for this Thanksgiving! Start in the top left corner, and make your way clockwise for some Turkey Day fun:

1. Some of the best Clean Green Bean Casserole (vegan + paleo) that I've ever had, from Detoxinista. We made this a few nights ago as a test, and it's fabulous! Bless that nutritional yeast.
2. Make one of our favorite projects! Fun little Felted Acorns for a sweet tablescape or fun afternoon craft project.
3. Delicious-looking Swedish Cinnamon Rolls from Have a Yummy Day. The photo itself might kill me.
4. Free Thanksgiving printables for gift tags and notecards from She Wears Many Hats. So cute!!
5. We can never get enough gold--glitter up your table with this idea from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
6. More awesome printables! Animal cup cozy patterns by A Subtle Revelry. Gobble!

Have a great Thanksgiving, folks!

Images as linked above.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Make This // Gift That with Papernstitch + Send Us Your Projects!

Check it out! Brittni Mehlhoff of Papernstitch wrote a great post with tutorial on using our Crafting Studio Rubber Stamp Set to wrap special gifts this holiday season. We love the adorable stamped ribbon!

We have seen so many ways that you guys have been creative with our rubber stamps--please share your lovely projects with us! If we get enough, we'll do a special post with photos and links of all of your projects. Email us at info [at] with subject heading "Rubber Stamp Project."

Thank you so much, Brittni! Oh so cute--for more on this project (and more beautiful photos), head over to Papernstitch.

Photos courtesy Papernstitch.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Christopher Boffoli

Sometimes we sooo wish that we had the physical Assemble space in order to have amazing art shows with local, fabulous artists. Christopher Boffoli would be at the top of our list. A Seattle-based photographer, Boffoli uses miniature models and every day food products to create a whimsical, dream-like world for his pieces in a new collection: "Big Appetites."

The collection is hilarious at first, but a darker, underlying tone about the relationships that humans have with food makes this work resilient and timeless. Check out more of the collection on Boffoli's website and read his statement about the project.

What awesome work!

Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli

Images courtesy Christopher Boffoli

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Assemble Shop & Studio + Drygoods Design Stamp + Tea

We had our Kickstarter Backer Stamp + Tea! It was so fun--cupcakes, rubber stamps and delicious hot tea, perfect for a Fall day. We made mini stab-bound booklets and stampy patterned covers. A special thanks to Drygoods Design for donating their space to our cause. We love you, Drygoods! If you're in need of some fabulous fabric or stitching accoutrement, make sure to drop by their shop! Enjoy the photos!

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