Today’s Dabble Drop-In is brought to you by guest blogger, Brittney Lane!brittney

Brittney is a Chicago-based marketing strategist that has been actively Dabbling since 2012. With 24 classes under her belt, Brittney is in an elite category of ‘Super Dabblers’! That’s a lot of learning! When she’s not Dabbling, she can be found enjoying live music, watching Bob’s Burgers or cuddling her cat. You can also find her on Twitter.

She often finds she has an excuse to not try something new – “it looks too hard”, “it’s probably too expensive”, “I don’t know where to start.” Brittney found the perfect solution in Dabble because it lowers the barriers to entry – classes are for novices, the cost is low, & the helpful teachers.

And now, we turn it over to Brittney:
I’ve always loved making stationery – I’ve even taken a number of other Dabble classes on the subject. The Mix & Mailology class intrigued me because not only am I always game for a delicious cocktail, but I’ve seen the Letter Writers Alliance (LWA) at events around Chicago and have always wanted to know about the organization.

We gathered at the LWA lab, where founders Kathy and Donovan had prepared snacks and hot toddy ingredients for our small but enthusiastic group. After walking us through making hot toddies, Kathy impressed us with her crafty brilliance: she showed us how to use packaging from the ingredients in the hot toddies to make upcycled envelopes. We finished the class by writing letters to include in those handmade envelopes. Awesome, right?

I had a great time drinking and crafting with an intimate group of women who loved letter writing and a good cocktail, as much asI did. The class was the perfect relaxing compliment to the beautiful, Sunday weather in Chicago the day of the class.”879E8500-6108-49C5-9112-62A673CF36AE

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Dabble Drop-In: Tips For Mix & Mailology Class:

Come to this class with… Your best friend, your new co-worker, or come solo! Dabblers are an inclusive fun bunch!

Use this class to… Finally write your pen pal back, learn a new craft trick, or finally figure out how to mix a delicious cocktail.

You’d be surprised that… Snail mail isn’t dead!

Come prepared with… Someone in mind to write a letter to and a sociable attitude!

Appropriate hashtag… #mixandmail

What to do in the area… Bottom Lounge is a great spot to head after class if you need a bite to eat, want to keep on boozing, or wantto catch a live show.


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