Yesterday we celebrated Craftsy's two year anniversary with a birthday blowout in our production studios. In true Craftsy style, there were accompanying crafting activities, all part of the Race to the Finish: a raffle for everyone who completed all eight games. The challenge was a metaphor for the indispensable role our Finishing Editors play, always collecting notes from different team members before editing them into a final class.
Here's the team preparing for a rendition of Happy Birthday.
One of the Race to the Finish activities was forming adorable penguins from fondant. From shaping the body and wings, to fashioning the beak and drawing in the eyes, Linda Permann and Grace Baumgartner led the way. Enjoy the Craftsy march of the penguins! (Coincidentally yesterday was actually World Penguin Day.)
The team sure is fond of fondant!
Some penguins enjoying a little rest and relaxation, with a few notable exceptions . . .
Todd and his two sons, just chillin'.
Wide-rim glasses, too cool.
Another station featured a fun game called the Superpowers of Observation. In this challenge, a photo was laid out on the table, and you had to recreate the photo in-person using the materials on hand: rotary cutter, quilt rulers, art supplies, etc. This was an example of keeping continuity on set, similar to the job our Switchers do every day.
And the Wheel of Pattern quilt wheel game offered fun and relaxing outlet. In this activity, people spun a wheel and made a quilt block determined by what they landed on, from strips to fusing, and much more!
Don't forget the quarter-inch seam!
Precisely piecing triangles.
Other stations included Producer Taboo (a variation on the board game where people had to describe a word without saying the word itself because producers give a lot of direction on set and often have to get creative with their phrasing), Punctuation Intoxication (where folks had to pin punctuation on a sentence, similar to what our Presentation Team does everyday), and Title Card Spoofs (where people guessed what was wrong with class marketing materials).
There was even a cake, complete with our Craftsy founders!
Thank you for two fantastic years. Here's to many more!