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February Craft Bar Chicago – Now on SECOND Friday every month

Join us February 14th as Craft Bar moves to the SECOND Friday of each month in 2014.

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December 6th Craft Bar Chicago :: Handmade Holiday

Craft Bar Chicago CBC December


Join us as we turn Craft Bar Chicago into a Handmade Holiday Workshop!

Waldo from Wizard at Work will be showing us how to make personalized mini soaps (a favorite from our “Pamper Yourself” event!)

Gina from Queen Destiny will walk us through a wire-wrapped jewelry craft.

Feel like getting your stitch on? Mignonette’s own KP will show you how to stitch stationery with the fabulous Bernina B350 sewing machines! Not comfortable with those fancy machines? Lisa from Grass Green Design will show you how to hand stitch and stamp the perfect gift tag or holiday card.

These crafts are sure to be the perfect handmade holiday gift for loved ones… or yourself!

As always, Craft Bar Chicago is just $5 for all materials and instruction.

Friday, November 1st :: Bows Before Hose : A Sip-Sparkle-Style Event


Bows Before Hose

November gets adorned with Bows Before Hose!

Get a jump on your cold-weather style with this month’s guests, Lost Girls Vintage, as we turn Craft Bar Chicago with Etsy Meet & Make into a make/shop/style event!

Join Lost Girls Sarah and Kyla as they bring Winnie the mobile vintage boutique to Mignonette – shop their incredible selection of vintage clothing and get expert styling tips from the girls , or use it as inspiration for your own fab creations!

Waldo from Wizard at Work and Lisa from Grass Green Design will be manning the Sparkle Bar where you can choose gems, ribbons, and rhinestones to decorate belts, headbands, and tights, or join Queen Destiny’s Gina Morgan as she shows you how to turn plain wooden bangles into gorgeous arm candy!

Feel like getting your stitch on?  Mignonette designers KP and Anne will show you how to take your old winter coat up a notch by sewing your own faux-fur Peter Pan collars with the new Bernina B350 sewing machines!

Have a drab fabric headband that needs some pizzazz? A purse or clutch that needs an update? Feel free to bring your own items to bejewel at our Sparkle Bar!

As always, Craft Bar Chicago is just $5 for all materials and instruction, so join us to shop, style, sip, and sparkle your way into winter!

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Want to see pictures from past events?  Check out our Flickr page! 


Friday, October 4th :: Craft Bar :: Hey, Gourd-geous!

This October, Craft Bar Chicago and Etsy Meet & Make are getting crafty and eco-friendly with spooky projects guaranteed to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Use matchboxes, washi tape, Mod Podge, old magazines, and paint to create mini-masterpieces: Day of the Dead tabletop matchbox shrines!

Let guest artist Lisa Grass Schultz of Grass Green Design show you how to bring mini-pumpkins to life with painted gourd centerpieces and tealight ornaments.

Help Craft Bar Chicago welcome new sponsor Bernina and guest artist Gina Morgan by using your sewing skills to make an upcycled mini-pumpkin plushie or leaf garland to complete your festive decor!

As always, Craft Bar Chicago is just $5 for all materials and instruction. Register online at Eventbrite or pay at the door!

Craft Bar Chicago CBC October

September 6th :: “Fall-ing For You”

Craft Bar Chicago is back from Summer vacation! This month’s theme celebrates the changing of the seasons with nature-themed projects that are sure to get you energized for cooler breezes, warm coats, and  long walks amidst colorful, falling leaves.
Hand-stamped Leaf Bookmarks – Cooler weather means more time to stay indoors and snuggle up with a good book. Stamp and embellish wood-grain paper bookmarks using leaves and other natural embellishments. Finish off your bookmark with a beaded loop or pom-pom tassel. Taught by Gina Morgan of Queen Destiny Designs and Waldo of Wizard at Work.
Personalized Journals – Join us in welcoming our newest teacher and CBC member, Mary,  as she guides you in creating beautiful decoupage journal covers decorated with embellishments, fall leaf silhouettes, and personalized with your initials / monogram.
Leaf Sachets – For those looking to sit and stitch,  grab some felt & filler, a needle & thread, and make a fabulously-scented autumn sachet. Mignonette Bridal owner (and dress-maker extraordinaire) Kpoene Kofi-Nicklin, will lead the way.
September’s Craft Bar Chicago is held at Mignonette Bridal, 1747 W. Belmont Avenue. 6-8 pm. $5 fee includes admission, snacks, and all craft supplies. Extra donation requested for drinks.

June 20th Craft Bar : Etsy Craft Party :: Pets for Life!

Help celebrate Etsy Craft Party 2013 Craft for the Community with Craft Bar Chicago’s “Pets for Life!” event on June 20th! Pets for Life is a program of the Humane Society of the United States that works directly with underserved communities by providing free animal care and wellness to those who would not normally have access.

Join us as we fashion home-made paracord collars which will go directly to dogs in need. Admission is five dollars or a bag of dog/cat food. Enter our raffle for your chance to win a custom pet portrait from Grass Green Design! A certified therapy dog will be available for cuddling while delicious, vegan snacks and drinks will be waiting for you at the bar. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life  program!

What a fabulous opportunity to use your crafty-nature to help the Chicago Community!

Hope to see ya there!

Mignonette Bridal

1747 W. Belmont Ave.

June 20th, 2013. 6-9 pm


CBC JUNE Pets For Life





May 3 : Mother May I? Join Craft Bar Chicago and Etsy Meet and Make To Craft For Mom!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate mom than with some beautiful, and wearable, May flowers?  This month, join Craft Bar Chicago and Etsy seller Gina Morgan as we learn the art of bead stringing and put our hand to making giftable floral creations.  Beading not your style?  Local artist and Etsy seller Wizard At Work will be on-hand to share simple embossing techniques for handmade cards. Don’t forget to fuel your creativity with a drink from the bar!

Sign up HERE through our Eventbrite site.

$5 gets guests all of the supplies and instructions to make each project, plus snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring a craft you are working on as well!

Event is from 6-8pm at 1747 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657


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February 1st: Celebrate the Art of Heart with Etsy Meet and Make and Craft Bar Chicago!

February’s Craft Bar Chicago celebrates the Art of Heart! Join Craft Bar Chicago on February 1st for a crafty festival of all things Valentines! This month we’ll be making Victorian Scrapbook Valentines, Crochet Heart Garlands, and learning the fine art of paper embroidery. $5 gets guests all of the supplies and instructions to make each project, plus snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring a craft you are working on as well!

Event is from 6-8pm at 1747 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657


Craft Bar Chicago February RGB

String Theory is January 4th!

Join us tomorrow, January 4th, for the 1st Craft Bar of 2013!

Unwind after the holiday hub-bub and untangle a slew of string-based crafts. Knitting, crochet, embroidery, and beading are on tap this month. You’re invited to join in the fun, and dig into this buffet of making.

As always, the event is $5, and will cover all materials and instructions.  Bring a project or pick up a new skill! iammie-pom-poms-featured



September Craft Bar :: Apple Crafts is this Friday

Celebrate back-to-school season with apple-themed crafts at September’s Craft Bar. Join us at Mignonette Bridal with $5 to enjoy food, drinks, and crafting! Print with apples, decoupage an apple-themed candle holder, join our knitting/crochet circle (bring your own project and supplies for this one!), or craft with our supply stash.

RSVP here :: Facebook or Meetup 

Project Inspiration for September



Source: via Maria on Pinterest


PS :: Did you know we have a Pinterest board? Follow it if you want to guess what our projects will be ahead of time!

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