Handmade fabric flowers are easy and fun to create. (Photo by Sonya Paclob)
I started making fabric flowers over the Christmas holiday as little stocking stuffers. They are easy and fun to make.
With warmer weather — hopefully — just around the corner I thought this would be an easy project to get crafters in the mood for spring.
They make perfect gifts for spring holidays. You can adorn them to sweaters, scarves and purses.
Yarn has been my salvation this past year. I’ve enjoyed crocheting and knitting for years, but I have especially appreciated my needlework lately.
When you experience big changes in life — or you just have a long, cold lonely winter, like this one — it’s good to have something physical to do… something you can count on to make you feel good.
Last summer, when my job suddenly ended, knitting gave me something to focus on. So in July, I was looking at a lot of free time and also at some blue wool I’d received as a gift. An Irish lace shawl was the result.
This winter has given me lots more of that free time. Stuck in the house, I’ve turned to the knitting basket for something to do.
Alexandria Keener hangs handbags at My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe in York in this 2013 file photos. My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe will host a bag sale on First Friday. (File photo)
Grab your gal pals and head downtown 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, for First Friday
deals, entertainment, goodies and more. Meter parking and parking in the Central Market Garage is free after 5 p.m.
Downtown Inc announced that more than 44 organizations and businesses will be participating this month. Check out the event flier.
The YMCA of York, 90 N. Newberry St., will offer child care for a small fee. Call 717-843-7884, ext. 261, by Wednesday, March 5, to register. Here are more First Friday offerings:
Bob Hoffman YMCA
Mary Duttera, 65, works out at the Bob Hoffman YMCA. (File photo)
will hold a free Ladies Night Out event 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 14 at 1705 Palomino Road, Dover Township.
Ladies can shop for a variety of items including jewelry, home products, clothing, handbags and more.
The first 50 ladies to arrive will receive a door prize. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. If you bring an item to donate to New Life For Girls, you can enter to win a door prize. For each item you donate, you can fill out a door prize entry form.
Kristen Sheffer makes chicken at her North York home (Photos by Kate Penn)
Attempting to lose weight was nothing new for Kristen Sheffer, 31.
“I was overweight my whole life,” she said. “I tried Weight Watchers here and there, then the Atkins diet, but nothing seemed to work.”
Nothing, that is, until she connected with WellSpan Medical Weight Management. In the 15 months since her first session with the physician-guided program, Sheffer has lost 120 pounds through a combination of healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes.
“I finally realized I needed to take better care of myself,” she said.
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Women of Intention will hold a “From Peaceburgh to the Amazon: A Journey to Yes” program with Regina Rivers 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 10, at 525 S. Front St., Harrisburg (next to Comfort Inn).
Rivers will speak about how her life was changed when she traveled to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle and lived with the Shipibo people.
Cost is $30 for the program and dinner. Dinner includes an Indian buffet; alternative meal is available if requested in advance. Registration is required by Friday, March 7.
To register, visit www.womenofintention.com, send a check to Vicki Fox Productions, 164 Red Haven Road, New Cumberland, Pa., 17070, or call 717-212-2037.
Mardi Gras is March 4. Celebrate the festive day with our carnival-inspired masks.
Decorate the top mask template in your favorite colors and designs. Have a parent help you cut out the masks and eye holes and attach the one side of the mask to a straw.
You’re all set to indulge in King Cake, fastnachts and other goodies before the Lenten season.
Share with us
Snap a picture of your decorated mask and have your parents share on Instagram and tag with #smartmagpa!
More Mardis Gras fun
Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Fastnacht Day. Shrove Tuesday. Whatever you call it, Tuesday will bring fun and fried food to the area. But the celebration runs through next weekend. Find a few events to put on your calendar at FlipSidePA.com.
Make your own masks
To view and print masks, download our template here.
To kick off Women’s History Month, CoWork155 will hold a free day of coworking for women 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 3 at 155 W. Market St., York.
CoWork155, along with Women’s Business Center Organization, York Traditions Bank’s Her Traditions program, and SCORE will hold a women’s networking event in conjunction with First Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. March 7.
The event will feature wine tastings from CrocodileDog Marketing and other refreshments, along with a chance to network with other women in business. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of gently-used professional clothing and accessories to be donated to Dress for Success.
For details about either event or about CoWork155, please visit cowork155.com.