On December 1st several members of Boston Handmade, myself, Kerry of Kerry Hawkins Photography, Arthur of Arthur Halvorsen Ceramics, and Sharon of Stray Notions were part of the West Elm and Etsy Handmade Holiday Workshop. The Boston Handmade Team demonstrated how to make origami paper ornaments. We helped the shoppers make and decorate the ornaments which they could bring home or place on the Christmas Tree in the store. The decorated tree will be delivered to Rosie's Place on December 24th along with any unwrapped new toys that have been donated in the store collection bin.
The evening was a blast! We have fun making ornaments, shopping at several featured Etsy sellers that were set up in the store, and meeting the crowd that came into West Elm for the event. By the end of the night, the tree was decorated beautifully and we were throughly in the Christmas spirit.
If you have a chance, stop by the West Elm in Fenway to view the tree, and if you can, donate an ornament or a toy.
The following photos are courtesy of Kerry of Kerry Hawkins Photography. Thank you Kerry for capturing the event!