we get the house all set up for our guests to arrive.
we clean... organize... arrange... set out swag from our sponsors... and we get excited!
craft supplies are so pretty!
color is everywhere in the Craft House.
my shop is open during Craft Weekend too... and SOON to be back online.
i have been saying it for a year but for real... it's coming soon!
our guests arrive and kimberlee prepares our meal.
we pass out margaritas while everyeone gets to know each other....have you made these margaritas yet??
steph and daina drove all the way from canada!!
they asked if they could make their special pico de gallo and we let them go crazy.
it was delicious!
after dinner we get right into crafting because really.... why wait?!
it is what we are all together for right?
they begin on their aprons around 7:30...and finished by 2:30 AM.
night owls in this group.
choosing the fabric is the hardest part of making the apron!
debbie finished hers VERY quickly...a very experienced seamstress!
and she whipped up her pretty flower too.
she was FAST!
i LOVE her fabric choices!
kimberlee always makes BIG breakfasts that are beyond delicious.
i am all for chocolate in the morning!
and frosting on cinnamon rolls.... oh my.
after all 16 of us get ready for the day... that is a lot of women...
we head out for our field trip to our favorite store and the barn.
it's fun to ride ALL together like a school trip.
talby happened to be playing her final basketball game that day in Marion at the same time we were shoppping so i snuck out and cheered her on! I was so happy to get a peek at my family in the middle of CW.
then i was picked up on the way to the barn.
i can't ever get over how much they have every single month.
i am a junking addict.
Oggie and Dennis run the store and barn and are fun to catch up with every month.
that is Oggie with steph and daina.... what a bunch of characters!
i love sharing my favorite place with all these women!
everyone did a little show and tell when we got back to the craft house.
everyone finds treasures.
i found this.
it was a no-brainer.
when you find something that is this perfectly your style... you almost HAVE to say yes.
yellow? chippy paint? working doors, shelves and drawers? turquoise ON THE INSIDE?
there was no way i was saying no to this.
i can't wait to fill her with craft supplies.
i think i will name her Sunny.
we got on some comfy clothes and got back into crafting.
shannan led a canvas project... we made infinty scarves, wire words, t-shirt flowers and wood bunting.
when they are all working and chatting and creating....this room is A M A Z I N G.
it is such a happy place.
we had A LOT of instagrammers at this craft weekend working the #whatevercraftweekend hashtag.
this is my canvas project in the middle.... and i actually started this canvas 6 months or so ago with ashley ann.
finally finished it at THIS craft weekend.
all of our girls lined up by their room order...
and all of their beautiful, special and well earned aprons!
thier flowers... so bright and colorful!
some of the girlies in their infinity scarves with their flowers.
another fabulously creative, kind, happy group that we are honored to be able to serve and pamper.
thanks girls for coming all the way to kansas to get crafty.
thanks shannan and taryn for being rock star helpers!
craft weekend has been a complete blessing in every way.
what started as a "let's try it ONE time to see if we like it" has turned into this wonderful, JOYful job
that both kimberlee and i are loving every minute of.
what started as a weekend of making crafts has turned into helping women find their creativity again.
giving them an opportunity to BE CREATIVE... to rest.... to refresh their spirits.
i love craft weekend.
more information on HOW to get to Craft Weekend is all found HERE.