DIY Natural Perfume Workshop 6/12

Perfume Making Workshop - 1 (2)As I mentioned in my last post, I will be offering hands-on workshops where you can learn how to make a variety of your own natural beauty products. To start, on June 12, I will be hosting a DIY natural perfume workshop in Washington, DC!

Enjoy a hands-on lesson on crafting your own natural perfume. After an explanation of the properties of various essential oils and absolutes, you will enjoy formulating your own personalized scent. Throughout, I will give you the tools and knowledge that can be applied to your future DIY projects. Head home with some Herban Lifestyle sample products and your own aromatic creation!

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This workshop will be held at Be Clean’s studio in the historic 52 O Street Studios, Studio #308. We will have a 6′ table with seats that can accommodate up 6-8 folks. It’s on the third floor, which requires a walk up stairs. We will have sips and snacks for everyone to enjoy throughout the class. And we will have a special shopping event after the class – attendees can take 20% off their Be Clean purchase.

The cost is $70.00 per person.

To sign up, visit my website. Or for more information, please email me at info [at] herbanlifestyle [dot] com.

 

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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

Fuzzy - 1 (1)I am busy making Fuzzy Soaps™ for Another Damn Craft Show at Art Enables on June 13th. This being organized by the amazing Jessica Blaszczak of This Little Piggy and Beth Baldwin of Tigerflight, two leading creatives/organizers for the DC area craft scene. It also features many, many of my favorite DC-area crafters. You can read more about the show and the featured artists on the Another Damn Craft Show Blog!

The soaps are an old customer favorite, available only at shows. Made with organic soap and wrapped in sustainably raised and dyed merino wool, these little weirdos are practical and fun. I will have them in a variety of colors and flavors!

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I hope you can join us!

Saturday, June 13, 2015
11am – 4pm
Art Enables
2204 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Washington, DC

Artist of the Month: Emily Landsman, EHL Creations

The following post is by Emily Landsman, Owner of EHL Creations, the Herban Lifestyle June 2014 Artist of the Month.

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I have been a photographer for more than twenty years and enjoy finding new ways to look at ordinary objects. I love taking kooky pictures with my many different Polaroid cameras and using the images to make greeting cards, belt buckles, tiles, magnets and more. Polaroid transfer prints are made by under developing Polaroid pull-apart films and transferring the images to non-photographic surfaces. The resulting images have an antique or ethereal quality. Polaroid image lifts are made by developing Polaroid pull-apart films as normal, soaking the image to remove it from the paper backing, and transferring the emulsion to non-photographic surfaces. Each print is different and has its own characteristics.

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You may have heard that Polaroid is no longer producing instant film. I collected dozens of packs of several different types of film for my artistic usage before they became unavailable. Once all existing film is used, this transfer process will no longer be possible, making these images all the more unique.

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You can find more about Emily’s pieces on her Etsy Store and Website 

Join Us on 12/1 for the West Elm + Etsy Handmade Holiday Workshop & Mini-Market!

On Thursday, December 1st, West Elm stores across the country will be featuring gifts from local Etsy sellers, and Herban Lifestyle will be representing at Tyons Corner, in McLean, VA! At the Handmade Holiday Workshop & Mini-Mart, guests will have a chance make a holiday craft with an Etsy team and support a local charity. The Capital Region Etsy Street Team (CREST) will be at the Tysons event, and handmade ornaments and gifts donated at the event will benefit Jill’s House, a Vienna, VA non-profit that provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area.

If you live somewhere other than the DC area, you can visit one of the other 37 West Elm locations to participate in the festivities, and contribute gifts and decorations to local charities chosen by each store. For more details, visit the West Elm website or RSVP on the Handmade Holiday Workshop & Mini-Mart Facebook Event Page.

So, I hope to see you on December 1st, from 6pm to 9pm!

West Elm
7866 L. Tysons Corner Center
McLean VA 22102

Join Us at the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market on July 10th!

I am happy to announce that Herban Lifestyle will be  participation in the 2010 Ballston Arts & Crafts Market starting on July 10th! Held every second Saturday from May through October, the Ballsotn Arts & Crafts Market is Arlington’s premier juried 100% handmade Market. It is conveniently located in Welburn Square between North Stuart and North 9th Streets, across from the Ballston Metro.

This year’s Market features many talented artists, live music, free demos and much more. Herban Lifestyle is happy to be participating in the July through October markets. For a preview of some of the great arts and crafts that will be part of the July market, please visit the BACM website.

I hope you can join us on the 10th!

Here is a list of participating artists for July:

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2010 Ballston Arts & Crafts Market!

I am happy to announce Herban Lifestyle’s participation in the 2010 Ballston Arts & Crafts Market! This juried outdoor market will be held every second Saturday from May through October. It’s conveniently located in Welburn Square, between North Stuart and North 9th Streets, across from the Ballston Metro. The Ballston Arts & Crafts Market is Arlington, VA’s premier 100% handmade Market.

As always, this year’s Market features many talented artists, live music, free demos and much more.

Herban Lifestyle is thrilled to be participating in the July, August, September and October markets, but opening day for the Market is May 8th. I hope you’ll join us and support your local artists at the 2010 Ballston Arts & Crafts Market!

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Team EcoEtsy’s Online Earth Day Auction: April 19-May 2, 2010


Update: Team EcoEtsy’s auction details were announced on April 18th. Here is our updated blog post.

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Team EcoEtsy is sponsoring the Handmade for Earth Day Silent Auction. The auction will feature t-shirt bags filled with eco-goodies that Team EcoEtsy members have donated for six different categories (Baby, Health and Beauty, Home, Paper Goods, Fashion and Jewelry). Bidders can bid on as many categories as they want.

The proceeds from the auction will be donated to organizations that work tirelessly to preserve the Earth and people’s well being (check the Team EcoEtsy site for a list of the charities).

The auction will begin on Monday, April 19, 2010 and end on Monday, May 2, 2010. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 3, 2010.

The auction page will be posted on the EcoEtsy team’s blog on April 19, 2010 where bidders can post their bids in the comment section for different bags of eco-goodies.