Monday, June 13, 2016

Blogger Craft Retreat

I'm still kind of floating on air.  Last week, Jemma  from At Home With Jemma invited a bunch of bloggers to her home for a craft retreat.  Here she is in her stunning kitchen.  Jemma and Stacey of Poofing the Pillows served us a delicious lunch, complete with desserts.

KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms shared her beautiful fabric line with us.

I got to meet her!

She just might be the bubbliest person that I have ever had the pleasure of encountering.  I also learned that the first syllable of her name is pronounced like "car."   

Laura of Decor to Adore and Judith of Botanic Bleu shared wonderful crafts with us.


Laura had us making button magnets, fancy clips (for chips or gift bags), and buntings out of KariAnne's fabric line. Laura also made an adorable needle case for each of us.  

Judith shared an art technique where we stamped butterflies on vintage dictionary pages, filled in the outlines with watercolor, and trimmed around the wings. We then layered our work on scrapbook paper mounted to foam board.   Here's mine.  I mounted it on a map of Italy to remind me of our recent trip there.

I hope you have a wonderful week!



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  1. Eilis, this looks like such a great way to get together with other bloggers. I am sure you ladies had a blast!

  2. Oh your projects turned out beautifully! You also got some fantastic photos. Sadly most of mine did not turn out.
    It was so lovely to see you.

  3. It was so nice to meet you and I agree that afternoon was great. Your crafts look fantastic, I'm loving that fabric and I don't even sew. I'm working on a project later this week that I can hardly wait to share. Hope you have a fun week.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. It was great fun Eilis! Love all your projects!

  5. Good Morning Eilis!

    I am feeling just like you, still so tickled with the joy of us all being together and gathering so much creative information, and then discovering so many kindred spirits!
    Our talented craft Ladies taught us well. Your map is absolutely lovely!


  6. What a great idea to have a craft party to share all of your creative ideas...and yes, Kari is truly a bubbly person so filled with such energy and sparkle!

  7. What a fun Idea! Seems like you ladies had a wonderful time. As a new blogger it's encouraging to see other bloggers supporting each other and creating friendships!

  8. It was so much fun. I'm so glad I got to see you again.

  9. Oh what fun! That looks like a fun day spent with blogging friends and learning new things. I didn't know Karianne had a fabric line! Very neat!

  10. I'm very bummed that I missed out, but this year has been so crazy and unpredictable I've been missing all kinds of fun with you sweet ladies! I'll try my hardest next time! :)


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