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crafting with friends (and wine)

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On a cold winter night, make a little holiday madness at the kitchen table. Call your girlfriends up and ask them over to make some wacky holiday crafts. Drink a little wine and then get the paints out. In that order. It's good for everything - except S's new pink sweater.

We started with some lumps of celluclay that I baked earlier and painted white. 

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We were aiming for these Santas that my friend Kate made (click to enlarge). Photo from Mary Engelbreit's Christmas Companion.

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After a few glasses and candlelight, the photo got a little fuzzy. We were additionally inspired by this hilarious new book from Amy Sedaris. It was right in line with the scene at the table. Irreverent, silly, ridiculous and late night (in)appropriate, a perfect guide for crazy craft night. 

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That's Mo's painted rock, one of my favorite crafted treasures from a similar night years ago when we all crafted at the beach.

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We didn't stretch beforehand or contract our wobbles. Fortunately, we didn't pull any muscles laughing or pouring though.

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Maybe Ms.Sedaris would like to include some of our masterpieces in her next Christmas crafting volume.

This one was the pee-your-pants favorite of the night. Whatever it is, J, it sure ain't Santa.

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Aw, we had fun!

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