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Orange Dream Body Butter

30 Mar

So, I got an itch to make something today…IMG_20140330_223635

I made what reminds me of “orange dream” body butter.   This particular item has been on my pinterest board for ever!

Here is the link to the recipe So EASY!    Join me for a meetup, April 19th, where we’ll make this and so many other “Pamper YourSelf Dammit” items!

Original Recipe is from the Henry Happened blog.

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Are you ready to Escape to the Beach with the Polycrafters?

03 Mar

Hello polycrafters!

I am so excited! We are just 2 short weeks from the 2014 Spring Escape to the Beach!Trip! There is still time to reserve a spot on this craftastic escapade, but not much! The pre trip meeting is this Saturday, March 8th at 1pm at my home.

If you have been thinking about joining us…..send me an email, leave a comment, sign up for the meetup group…just do it! It’s a blast!

If you have never attended an Escape to the Beach! Trip, you’re in for a treat! Here is the trip in a nutshell -

Bring yourself, your craft supplies, and a penchant for fun! I will provide the meals, comfy accommodations which include a hot tub, ocean views, and an open living room with a beautiful view of the ocean, plenty of space to hang out, and plenty of room to craft! Feel free to bring booze, snacks, projects to work on, teach, or share.

Things you will need to be able to do:

Attend Pre-trip meeting Saturday, March 8th @ 1pm at My home -address emailed to anyone registered or wait listed

Be part of the meetup- no guests- Please join the group.

Pay for the trip fees upfront by Check, Cash, Googlewallet ( or Paypal ( sure to send it as friend or family!)

Be willing to agree to the basic code of conduct for the trip

The details:

We can check into the house (SunRays in Lincoln City) Thursday night.

We must check out on Sunday at 11am

The trip is Co-Ed- No couples/dating please.

The trip cost includes:

3 nights lodging (2-6 people per room)

All Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday Breakfast) Sunday Lunch is on your own.

All meals are Vegetarian (and most can easily be vegan/gluten free-very accommodating but no discounts)

What is NOT covered:

Alcohol (with the exception of Wine for dinner on the first night

I will take a deposit (50%) to hold your space. The full fee is due 30 days before the trip (February 18th). If you do not have paypal, you can provide cash or check- once your payment is received I will add you to the list.

This will be our 8th trip! If I have missed something, Please let me know. Questions? Just ask-

Thank you,

Jacki Hunter


Spring 2014 escape to the Beach Trip RSVP now!

17 Feb

Hello Polycrafters & Pints & Sticks Members!

It is less than 6 weeks ’till the Spring 2014 Escape to the Beach Trip!  Now is the time to RSVP.   Anyone who has been before will tell you this is a killer trip: private hot tub, ocean views, endless crafting, good food and even better company.RSVP here

This year’s spring trip will be Thursday, March 20th to Sunday March 23rd.  That’s 2 full days of crafting and 3 nights lodging plus food for all 4 days for just $145. I  have to make the final payments on February 20th and I need to  know whose in! The Pre-trip meeting is March 8th at 1 pm at my home in NE PDX.  RSVP for the Pre-Trip meeting here.

Please let me know if you have any questions and RSVP now! I will accept checks, cash, paypal (  Message or email for my mailing address.

~Happy Crafting~
Jacki Hunter


my newest project…

20 Nov

It’s fall. But I have already started my winter hibernation. This is what happens in Portland during the rainy season-or should I say, over half the year.

I started a new project last Friday night. An easy piece: made out of yarn I had purchased for another project, a large left over, and a free online pattern. It’s easy to knit and it has no intended recipient, so why am I insisting on working on it feverishly? Oh yeah, because if I am knitting, I can’t be doing the dishes or having to ride my bike to work.  I can be watching my new favorite tv show about a neurotic Australian doctor and her crazy family and blissfully ignore the evening hours as they slip away…sigh.

Here are some pictures of my mineral in a sand dune:

Mineral in a sand dune: soho scarf

Mineral in a sand dune: soho scarf


New Meetup Ideas Requested- I want to hear from you!

04 Nov

Hey Crafty Ladies & Gents!

What do you want to do? What events would you like to see added to the calendar? Holiday bizarre? Open craft days? Gift Exchanges? Cookie Decorating day? Specific classes from local shops?

I’m looking for places to meet, Topics to cover & people interested in Hosting. Please suggest your topics on the meetup site.

Here are some criteria to keep in mind:

Meetups must be open to everyone
Fees should be posted upfront
A clear description is helpful
Choosing a date is half the battle
It can be a craft specific or social event
Feel free to suggest something even if you aren’t able to host
I am looking forward to your suggestions & involvement! Please let me know if you have any questions!

~Happy Crafting!~



Fall 2013 Escape to the Beach – Update!

23 Sep

Hello Polycrafters!

I just want to remind you about the time-frame for the Escape to the Beach Trip!

The planning meeting is this weekend! Saturday, September 28th at 1pm at my Home.
(I will email my address to all registered individuals attending or wait-listed)

The trip will be October 18th- October 20th in Lincoln City, Road’s End, Oregon.

If you haven’t yet signed up, that’s okay, But now is the time! Payment is due by Saturday 9/28 or ASAP.   If you’re interested, there is still space! We need at least 14 people and only 7 of you have paid and confirmed! (I know a few others will confirm on Saturday).

This years trip is sure to be a blast! We have an awesome house and some of my favorite crafters signed up already!

Remember the $135 covers all of your transportation, lodging, and (most of the) food for the whole weekend! We have a great ocean view, an 8 person hot tub, and nothing to do but CRAFT for 48 hours! What a Life!

So- if you haven’t already-RSVP – ! Payments can be made by Paypal, Googlewallet, check, or cash!

Happy Crafting!


All Day Crop in Scapoose! October 5th

19 Sep

You are invited to join other scrapbooking enthusiasts at an all day crop in Scappoose, OR. Invite a friend, bring your supplies and enjoy the gift of time to work  on your albums and projects.

  • Well lit, big spacious facilities with round tables and comfortable chairs.  Don’t forget your extension cords and power strips to plug-in your personal cutters and printers!
  • FREE WI-FI. Contests, prizes, and large prize basket!
  • Supplies Available for Purchase
  • FREE COFFEE, TEA, AND WATER.  Soda available for purchase
  • Four fre make n takes
  • Snacks and dinner provided .  We try to accommodate a variety of diets but cannot disount the registration due to special dietary needs.
  • You are welcome to bring your own lighting  and comfy chair.
  • Bring canned goods to donate to the local food bank- 1 raffle ticket for each item donated
  • Bring a snack to share with the others for 1 raffel ticket.
  • Browse the displays for ideas and shop the store for the latest ClOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCTS.
  • SWAP STOP – Trade your extra scrapbooking supplies for something fresh at our show swap shop!

Bonus raffle ticket for bringing your own hot/cold beverage cup.

All of this for $45. Pay prior to day of crop to receive a free gift from me! Contact Terri Brooks at 503-473-7415 or email me at Please share with your scrapbooking friends! The more the merrier.


RSVP For the Beach Trip is now open!

16 Sep

When: Friday, October 18, 2013 5:00 PM To Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Where: SunRays, Lincoln City, OR 97367

Price: $135.00 per person: Once Payment is received, I will confirm your space :)

Things you will need to be able to do:

  • Attend Pre-trip meeting  on Saturday, September 28th @ 1pm at My home -address emailed to anyone wait-listed
  • Be part of the meetup- no guests.
  • Pay for the trip fees upfront by Check, Cash, Google wallet ( or PayPal ( sure to send it as friend or family!) ASAP deadline is the pre-trip meeting unless other arrangements are made.
  • Be willing to agree to the basic code of conduct for the trip (new)


The details Google Doc -  (WIP):

  • We can check into the house (SunRays in Lincoln City)Friday night.
  • We can leave as late as we’d like on Sunday
  • The trip is Co-Ed- No couples/dating please.
  • The trip cost includes:
    • 2 nights lodging (2-6 people per room)
    • All Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday Brunch)
    • All meals are Vegetarian (and most can easily be vegan/gluten free)
    • $5/ trip credit per person to a driver transporting more than 1 passenger
  • What is NOT covered:
    • Alcohol (with the exception of Wine for dinner on Friday night)

I have moved everyone who RSVP’d to the wait-list until I receive your payment.  I won’t be able to guarantee your spot until payment is received. There are still plenty of spaces (2-3). Cost of the trip has increased by $10 to help cover fuel cost of drivers transporting others. Please make your payment to hold your spot ASAP.

This will be our 7th trip!  If I have missed something, Please let me know.  Questions?  Just ask-

Thank you,

Jacki Hunter


Vote for the Date of the Escape to the Beach! Trip for Fall 2013! RSVP Closes 8.5.13 at Midnight

31 Jul

Hi everyone,

I need to choose a date for the Fall Escape to the Beach trip ASAP!  If you haven’t been before, please look at previous events or ASK! Synopsis I book a beach house, we craft all weekend, eat group meals, soak in a hot tub, drink booze, have fun! If you are interested, now is the time to ask & RSVP! My work is getting serious about some major need to work weekends in Sept/Oct/Nov and if don’t get it booked now before things are announced… It will be a no go!

So Help me Please! Go RSVP for any of the date options you are able to make! RSVP’s will Close on Monday, August 5th at Midnight

Option # 1- October 11th-13th-

Option # 2- October 18th-20th

Option #3- October 4th-6th

I plan to announce the beach trip date next week!

Thank you to everyone who has already RSVP’d-

Happy Crafting!



What would you like to do?

15 Jul

Heya everyone, I am looking for feedback from everyone! Since moving into my new house, life has been a bit full and a bit scattered. I’ve thrown some ideas into the wind but nothing has stuck…

So I’m asking. What do you want to do and when?

Here are some ideas Let’s get the comments going!

DIY Body Care Show & Tell/Sample & Recipe Exchange

DIY Household Cleaners Show & Tell/Sample & Recipe Exchange

Bubble tea & Crafting

Crafty Garage Sale/Supply Swap @ My house (here is info from a past sale)

Fun with Fermented Foods- Share your recipes, tips, and tasty samples ( think kombucha, Beer, kraut, pickles)

Escape to the Beach! trip (October 11/12 or 18/19th- please tell me which is better - see previous posts for more info)

Cold Process Soap- how to make bar soap

Hot Process Liquid Soap- How to make dishwashing soap, hand soap, shower gel, est.



Feel free to comment on the blog, facebook page, or at

I can’t wait to put together some more fun meetups!

Happy Crafting

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