(NOTE: I can't believe this sat in my unpublished drafts for so long! I'm about, oh, 3 months late in posting this. Oh well, here you go... a little post about my friends' craft social day in April.)
Crafternoon 2012! What can I say other than I'm SO GLAD we thought of this, planned it, and made it happen. The actual event was different, I think, than what we had originally envisioned. It wasn't a huge multi-day event; it was pretty small and intimate. But I think that was for the best.
My friends Mindy and Renae and I started planning for a craft event last fall, and we learned a TON about the organization and preparation that go into events like this. It was kind of a lot of work (not that i did a lot, I sort of rode on Mindy and Renae's coattails. . . thanks friends). Things like this don't just happen. As Renae noted while we furiously untangled crepe paper streamers about 20 minutes before everyone was due to arrive, "Bloggers must not be procrastinators." Pretty things take time.
11 friends (plus baby Allaire!)
Mindy's Trix Krispies bars. Yeah, they were good.
Materials for essential oil sugar scrubs.
Polymer clay jewelry, inspired by Kristina Klarin.
There's a good reason why I have no finished photos of any of the necklaces we made. At 3:45 we were still sitting around chatting and crafting and someone said, "hey, aren't we supposed to out of this space by 4? It's quarter til." And then it was like full on CLEAN UP mode. Everybody brought their A game for those 15 minutes. Thanks ladies.
Okay, now prepare yourselves for an entirely different image.
Our dinner conversation turned to talk of nose piercings, which turned to a trip to a tattoo parlor. For a group of ladies that spent the afternoon talking about babies, gardening, and church, this was a pretty spontaneous and surprising turn of events. But it was super fun.
Friendship!! I can't wait to do this again next year.