all the little details of Craft Weekend are part of the fun for me.
the flowers....the food....the fabric...the quilts....the colors....the music....i love the details.
our sponsors send fabulous swag for each of our guests.
i love working with all of our sponsors!
we had several new ones this month too....so fun!
craft supplies make me happy.
it's a fact.
jenny and mari went above and beyond with their aprons.
they were the last to get a sewing machine so they had plenty of time to just keep adding and adding.
patience pays off...their aprons were quite amazing.
but i always love every apron!
we took our field trip out to bearly makin' it and the Mill. (i call it the barn but they call it the Mill)
they were preparing for the arts & crafts fair that is every 3rd weekend in september in hillsboro & marion, ks.
THOUSANDS of women come to these small towns to shop for treasures and crafts
and most of them end up at the Mill too.
can you blame them?
that is THIS WEEKEND...september 15 .....you should go if you haven't ever been!
it's REALLY fun.
i always end up shopping IN THE PHOTOS!
thinking "i didn't see that white canvas basket....i wonder how much that costs....."
there is something for everyone...even the girls who have to fly home can find smaller items.
we couldn't resist a photo shoot on the red and green doors.
they were so colorful...begging to photographed!
it's hard to get four faces in a self portrait on your phone!
we filled up kimberlee's van with very little room to spare.
each time we take our CW girls out i think "they got the best stuff" and i thought it again this time too!
when we got back from our antiques adventure these girls were so ready to craft!
they were starting before me! :)
we even got to paint with our hands!
i loved getting messy and working on something new.
michelle was encouraging and inspring.
painting is very therapeutic.
i kept these girls busy all evening with several other crafts too.
they worked hard!
lots of color.
they were committed!
this Craft Weekend was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
we celebrated an awesome year working together.
we both really and truly LOVE our jobs.
this was what time i went to bed on saturday night.
but knowing that everyone felt satisfied with their projects and could sleep well is a good feeling.
mari and cathy with their finished canvases.
i wanted to take a picture of everyone holding theirs...and i forgot.
too much going on at the end to remember i guess.
i hope we have kimberlee's cinnamon rolls at CW forever.
or at least that i can get kimberlee to make them for me forever.
they are unreal....soft and fluffy with thick yummy frosting.
they are HER OWN recipe and they are worth getting up for after going to bed at 2:47.
and seriously...ALL the food Kimberlee prepares for us all weekend is wonderful!
i am blessed by her thought and time and love that goes into every meal....and especially dessert.
jenny with her loot from the barn and her crafts...she made her bag and her word.
they made plenty of headbands.
we covered wire with strips of fabric and bent it into words or letters.
this was addicting.
we decorated the wood bunting sent to us by our sponsor SayHello Shop. (you need these at your house!!!)
they each painted the back with chalkboard paint and then decoupaged fabric to the opposite side.
i was LOVING these!!!
and the aprons....
they are all just so GREAT!!!
brooke....i am sorry again that i missed your apron.
it was beautiful!
becky from canada robyn from canada
heather from canada aime from oklahoma
brooke from georgia shara from virginia
rebecca from georgia cassie from missouri
shelley from california jenny from oklahoma
cathy from oklahoma mari from oklahoma
michelle from oregon alyssa from kansas
love these girls.
this poor little man that walked by just as we set our timer....he was very confused by us!!!
michelle and alyssa were like super hero helpers!
everything done before asking....meals came together easily...dishes...cleaning...they were such a blessing!
whatever craft weekend has become something kimberlee and i couldn't have imagined.
it's a time of refreshment. it's a time of inspiration for people who thrive on creativity.
it's an encouragement for those who have missed that side of themselves for awhile.
it's a way to meet new friends. it's a safe place to be yourself.
it is so much more than i thought it would be.
i just wanted to make crafts with women.
and here we are a year later....80+ women served....feeling like God has given us an awesome opportunity to serve HIm by serving these women with a time of refreshement and creativity.
they can go home feeling inspired, pampered and ready to be their best.
it's pretty cool!!
to get on the Whatever Craft Weekend wait list.....first READ THIS and then email email@example.com to get put on the list.
the list is very long BUT we chose by random number so you never know when you could get picked!
i miss all you crafty girls!!
hope you have caught up on your sleep and have had a great week!!