How is your holiday season shaping up? I love all the parties and lights and baking and present making. I don’t mind the present receiving part, either. . . Or the excuses to eat cookies. Speaking of which, I’m hoping to make gingerbread cookies soon — any favorite recipes?
With all the fun activities going on, the month of December is going to speed by. So, I thought I’d compile all the Home Made activities here for easy reference.
PEPPERMINT ORNAMENT WORKSHOP : This coming Thursday, 12/12 from 6 – 8 PM we’re making a felt peppermint ornament. We’re even adding a bit of glam to it with sequins! Cost is $14 (all materials included) and we’ve got just ONE SPOT LEFT. You can read more about this workshop on our classes page here.
SEW CLUB : We’ve got TWO Sew Clubs happening this month in case you could use some extra, uninterrupted time to finish sewing any gifts. We’re offering our studio space and equipment for you to work on your independent projects at a reduced open studio rate of $16 for each 3-hour Sew Club session. To join, just RSVP to 609.536.2940 and we’ll save you a spot. Details about Sew Club and all our services can be found here. Dates: Saturdays, 12/14 + 12/21 from 1 – 4 PM.
PUB KNIT : Our popular Pub Knit outings continue — this month, we’re going to meet at Congress Hall in Cape May on Sunday, 12/15 at 4:30 PM. Pub Knit is a social outing where we get together to grab a drink and hang while working on a knitting, crochet or other handwork project. And, Congress Hall is so beautifully decorated this time of year that you’ll be remiss if you don’t join us for at least a hot chocolate. Who knows? You may end up having so much fun that you wander over to The Madd Batter for their delicious crab cake sandwich for dinner afterwards. Can you tell someone is pregnant and very preoccupied with food??? You can read about Pub Knit and our other services here.
HOME MADE HOLIDAY PARTY : Last but certainly not least, we’re celebrating the holidays here at the Home Made shop on Wednesday, December 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM with food, drinks and merriment. Will you join us? It’s not necessary, but if you feel so inclined to bring some yummy snacks to share, we surely won’t object — we’ll probably ask for the recipe!
Forget any ugly sweater contests, we’re going to give a special prize to the person wearing the most handmade items to the party. How many layers of handmade can you wear before breaking out into a sweat??? Wool IS moisture wicking so maybe it won’t be that bad. . .
And, as a special holiday thanks, receive 10% OFF your entire purchase on Wednesday, December 18*. PLUS, we’ll be giving out coupons for 20% one item* to be used at a later date to all Holiday Party attendees!
HOLIDAY HOURS : We’ll be closing Monday, December 22 through Wednesday, January 1 for some holiday family time and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.
If you’re in a pinch or can’t get out to the shop during our regular shop hours, just give a ring to 609.536.2940 and schedule an appointment to visit the shop. Husbands and other loved ones seeking gift certificates — this applies to YOU! ;)
*The fine print: Sorry but sale offers exclude Addi knitting needles.
The Last Minute Christmas Stocking is truly a quick knit! You can find the knitting pattern, Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica yarn and the knitting needles and notions you’ll need for this project in the Home Made shop.