Why girls enjoy a good crafternoon

Just caught up with a dear friend in Sydney and she had me in stitches – telling me about one of her latest joys – a crafternoon.

crafternoon

Apparently, a flamboyant and creative musician used this title to describe an afternoon of craft. In this case my friend and a bunch of her girlfriends get together an enjoy each other’s company as they do their own craft projects.

They drink and eat and talk and laugh and do their craft. (I’ll resist a joke about what cheese they eat.)

I personally love the name crafternoon – because as you know I love creative words and expressions. This word is a blend – combining two words that fit well together – one blends into the next – crafternoon.

 

I see from an internet search that the expression has been used before – but today was the first time I’d heard it and  I think it’s very clever.

The expression is very Phil Dunphy from Modern Family – but as I recall Phil used to tease Claire about her interest in craft in making things like a comb sheath!

I’ve never been into craft. Probably the nearest thing was making model airplanes as a kid – but that was blokey war stuff – not craft.

Still, I appreciate the joy and relaxation and satisfaction other people get from craft.

My friend proudly showed me her beading. She also cracked me up with a story about the creativity of one of  the crafternoon members in “qualifying” to be part of  a group.

She said she’d come along and paint – and paint she did – her nails!

beading

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About efangelist

Hi, I'm a lawyer turned journalist/speechwriter/presentation coach - combining business experience with personal passions for music and writing to blog about persuasion, retro, music, and even business lessons from theatre and performing
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