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Honeychild - An Indie Kids Festival

We had so much fun hosting our first festival for the littles - Honeychild - at Mueller Lake Park

It was a pretty windy and chilly, so we didn't get to deck out the park in the colorful decor,  but we put out as many confetti balloons as possible. 

Garbo's Lobster Roll Truck and Connor's Creamery were on hand once again serving up their delicious eats!

...and as promised, the DIY vibes flowed throughout the park!

Not only was our floral crown workshop a hit, but Slavonk + Hortus Terraria brought the mini terrarium fun, along side of Imagine That Art Space's science and painting crafts. 

Our crew of lovely local vendors, including Anne York, were also on hand dishing out their kid and family friendly goods. 

All in all, it was a hoot!  We loved seeing the kids dive into art and hang out with new friends, all while we stayed true to our mission of supporting small businesses and building community.  

The festival is will be back next year, and it will definitely be worth the wait! In the meantime, stay tuned because we will be launching our kids dance parties with the same vibe later this year!

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Floral Crown Workshop on Studio 512

We were so excited to be back at Studio 512 to promote our upcoming Honeychild kids festival!

We'll be hosting a floral crown tutorial at the event, so we decided to show the host, Amanda Tatom, how it's done.

Materials

  • flowers and greenery (real or faux)
  • floral wire
  • floral tape
  • floral wire cutters
  • twine
  • ribbon

Step

  • Cut a piece of twine in length that matches the circumference of your head.
  • Tie ribbon on both ends, so that you can tie it all together when done.
  • Gather leaves with a flower, and with the small pieces of floral wire, wrap the wire around each group of flowers/leaves and the twine.
  • Wrap the wire with floral tape.
  • Continue this process throughout the twine until you reach the end.  

There is no wrong way to design the piece, so have fun and fill in as much as you want.

Here's the finished product!  We love how it turned out.  To catch the segment, you can head here!

We can't wait to see you all at Honeychild, so that you can make your own! Click below for more scoop!

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Craft / Coffee Recap

We had a blast at the studio celebrating the upcoming holiday season! We sipped and dived deeper into the yummy and artisanal world of craft coffee courtesy of our neighbor Cuvée Coffee Bar.

For this two hour workshop, we sampled four types ranging from fruit to chocolate flavors and paired them each with gourmet pastries from our other favorite neighbor, Chicon. Bourbon chocolate chip cookies anyone?

While we sipped, we gave ourselves an A+ for effort as we decked out our ornaments in an array of acrylic paints and gold-leaf and DIY'd our very own handpainted gift wrap.

The holidays brings out the creativity in everyone, and it was a blast to see what the girls dreamed up!  We're already brainstorming next year's holiday workshop!

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Eastside Map by Emma Gundlach

Since moving to East Austin almost a year ago, we've fallen madly in love.  To celebrate the upcoming EAST Studio Tour and our first anniversary, we commissioned the incredibly talented Emma Gundlach to create a map of our favorite spots. 

How beautiful is this?  We're so in love that we are providing complimentary hard copies to all of our amazing studio rental clients. 

The master plan is to take you guys on an Eastside tour while I cruise the streets on Black Beauty (my fixie). Stay tuned, my friends because we're headed for a yummy ride!

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Whiskey 101 Recap

Well, well, well.  Who knew whiskey (whisky, whiskeys, whiskies) could be so much fun?  We always have a blast organizing cocktail workshops, but it was real treat participating as a newbie.

On July 30, She + Him Bartending showed up and showed out for our first workshop at the studio. The dynamic duo walked the whiskey curious through a history lesson on bourbon, scotch and rye, followed by a tasting of each.

Afterwards, we did our best bartender impressions and made a cocktail with each whiskey type using professional bar tools.

Let's just say the weekend was a success.  We had a great time meeting new people, and can't wait to do it all over again.  Stay tuned and thirsty, my friends!

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