i don't really know where to start....this post is going to be long.
craft weekend was so good.
just so wonderful.
plans changed in the beginning and i ended up loading up for the weekend by myself instead of having help.
3 hours later i was on the road to the craft house.
that is a 15 passenger van!
it was like driving the bus to Happy Land.
kimberlee and i set up and decorated over the next 24 hours and had 15 minutes to spare.
we sat out on the porch and thanked God for all that He had so perfectly arranged for Craft Weekend.
we were so excited to see what he was bringing to us.
we were READY!
this is the main room....
(banner made by shauna reed)
gotta have sunflowers if you come to kansas!
every spot had a bag of goodies waiting for them.... very fun!!
all the fabric choices we had available to craft with...arranged in rainbow order. :)
the sewing room....
the entry way....
the women came and were so much fun to meet.
we ate kimberlee's YUMMY dinner and then started to CRAFT!
the women who could sew just helped everyone along.
i promise you it is not as scary as it looks....REALLY!
we worked laaaaaaaate into the night on our ruffley aprons.
kimberlee and i finally got to sleep after 3 AM.
the SWAG fairy brought more goodies while the crafters were sleeping.... :)
kimberlee is a really good cook!!
adding a little more trim and pom poms in the morning after some sleep.
after brunch we took a field trip to shop for antiques!
Bearly Making It Antiques is probably the most organized antique store there is. (and my favorite)
in my opinion....melissa scored the best thing.
i loved this OLD print with a gold frame.
you just know that hung in a grandma's house for YEARS and YEARS.
greg and marcia paper dolls!!!!!!!!!
out to my favorite barn in the whole wide world.
it was FULL and over flowing with chippy paint loveliness everywhere.
Sonic happy hour on our way home.
and then we were right back to crafting!!
we did two crafts at once to spread out the sewing machine demand..... a pillow case with frilly circles.
and ashley led a craft of bib necklaces of rosettes and beads and trim.
the HAPPY aprons.
the gorgeous necklaces.
all the SWAG in one spot....it was amazingly fun to give.
melissa from colorado and kate from arizona.
kimberlee with keri from california. crystal was from california too!
blythe from wisconsin and lisa from illinois.
keri and amy from arkansas.
cyndi from missouri and amy from Kansas City!
susan and angela from oklahoma!
me and ashley and kimberlee.
lisa and amy.
the women talked and laughed together so effortlessly.
real friendships were made.
it was so cool to watch!
God provided such a wonderful group of women to come together.
i think they left full of inspiration and encouragement.
this kind of weekend to rejuvenate can get you through the tough times ahead or the monotony of mommy hood.
i am so satisfied with our first craft weekend.
i have new friends.
i have a full heart.
i am excited to plan the next one(s).
my mind already has lots of ideas for another!
i am so grateful with every detail that God worked out for us.
down to the BEAUTIFUL scenic sky on the way to barn and the late plane coming in so we had time to take a shower before the craft girls arrived!
He knows what we need.
He wants the best for us.
He wants us to share HIS love with others.
i think we did that.
HOW AWESOME is God that He would make CRAFTS another way to glorify HIM.
and so do crafts.
and i slept ALL day today....till 2:45 pm.