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Noodle Board at The Ant and The Grasshopper

Make a Custom Noodle Board

We are making Noodle Boards on 2 nights in March – the 5th and the 13th! 
Let’s get Personalized with the serving board, AKA, a Noodle Board.  Join us at The Makers Space at The Ant and The Grasshopper.  Grab a friend (or 2) and join us for a fun evening making a noodle board.
You will be given all the tools needed to create this one of a kind serving tray.  After staining your pre-cut wood, you will attach the pieces, add the hardware and finish off with a monogram.  We have several different colors of water based, furniture grade stain from which to choose.  Your monogram stencil will be ready and waiting for you.
Bring a snack and a beverage and let’s get creative.  This is sure to be a sell out and due to the size of the project, the spaces are more limited than usual.  So reserve your space early. 
Make Friday March 13th LUCKY at The Makers Space at The Ant and The Grasshopper.  Grab a friend (or 2) and join us for a fun evening making wooden signs.  Your wood signs may be:
– Vertical or Horizontal
– Black or White
– Have a Sunflower, Eucalyptus wreath or Dog Paw for the letter “O”
– Pallet wood or new lumber
Create the HOME sign that works best for your taste.  BYOB and snacks and let’s make some cool wood signs.  (This event is sure to sell out as wood signs are very popular, so please reserve early.)
This is a really fun new project at The Ant and The Grasshopper.  My husband recently really got into wines, and now I am really into wines and then I met Dr. Kim Donaldson who is also really into wines and a new project was born!  Kim, an ardent wine enthusiast, will be our guide these evenings.  She  will discuss and share her thoughts and insights about each wine as we go along.  We will taste 4 bottles each evening.
On Friday March 6, from 6:30 – 9:00   Red Wines (including a $250 bottle of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon)
On Saturday April 18,  6:30 – 9:00 White Wines 
As we choose the wines, I will update the listing and of course send out updates to those who have already registered.  This is a Sip ‘n Paint – so the project this evening will be painting wine glasses – of which we have several to choose from.  You are invited to paint 2 wine glasses (but not mandated to paint 2).  These ceramic wine vessels maintain the wine at a constant temperature for about an hour after each pour.  They will be fired an available to you in about a week after the event.
Of course, wine tasting is more fun when there is a light meal to accompany the food.  We will serve heavy hors d’ouvres during the evening.  Each reservation therefore covers, the wines, the yummy food and the ceramic painting.  We know this will be a sell out evening – so please reserve early.  Seating is very limited due to the small size of our studio.

Paint Me a Story Series

When it is over the children will be invited to paint a ceramic related to the story.  The glazes we paint with are lead free and non-toxic.  They usually wash right out of clothing, but I would not dress to impress, just in case.  The children will be offered a smock and the projects will be available within a week after painting them.  Any plates or bowls that are painted are dishwasher safe and microwave safe so they can be use safely for food.

Our Paint Me a Story Series launches with one of my all time favorite books.  I will read this book to anyone, anywhere, any time.  This is a silly story about a man and a cake.  It is incredibly well written and a lot of fun read aloud.  You will enjoy the rhymes and the cadence as much as I do.  The Rascally Cake was written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.  

The second event in our Paint Me a Story Series is The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty.  I was given this book at an author’s event that I went to years ago.  The book had not yet launched and was in a big bag of books that I brought home from the long day in New York.  I recall bringing the bag out to the garden where my mother was seated and offering her options to read.  I picked up this children’s book and within minutes I was reading it aloud.  My sister, who was about 30 at the time drew closer.  Her kids were spellbound.  About 3 pages from the end I stopped and closed the book.  “What happened” they all exclaimed!  “You can’t leave us hanging!”  I don’t know what ever came of this book, but what I do know is that this is a really good story and you will be drawn in right along with your children.

I’m a Gnome, by Jessica Meinglehause is punny.  I know that in March, the leprechauns get a lot of attention but there are a lot of other mystical creatures in the forest as well.  You might come across a fairy who gets confused.  Gnomes are just cute and fun – so we thought we would bring this magical story into our spring story book lineup.