Wednesday, May 23, 2012

fairly fabulous party recap

I didn't know what to expect of the Fairly Fabulous Craft Party - I had never been to a Craft Retreat before. All I can say is I would go again, and bring every crafting friend I know.

No lie... it... was... F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S !!!

With the warmest of welcome, we were greeted by Alyson & Meagan.
Everything from the decor, supplies, set-up, room & board, food, dessert, etc., etc., etc., far exceeded my expectations.  These girls could not have done it any better!  Honestly, we had a hard time leaving them.

Here is just a small smidgen of the crafting supplies we got to work with:

and that's not all... yes, power tools were involved to create pallet art!

You go with your bad self, Meagan!

I met this most delightful gal, Jamie of  Polkadots On Parade
(we happen to be neighbors -kinda sorta- who knew?)  I am really excited to eat chocolate with her hang out with her some more!

a few of my creations included polka dots, felt rosettes, embroidery hoops, buttons, mother of pearl buttons, burlap, rick rack, lace and canvas's :)

Canela brought some metal work & gemstones to play with... she had us all drooling :)

oops! how did this get here?

and good morning to you too!

not sure what it was about this pair of simple mason jars wrapped with red pom pom trim, but I fell in love with them!  
Saturday was Meagan's Birthday and we celebrated with an hombre Cake!!

Glue Guns, Sewing Machines & hombre Cake... oh my!

the hombre was inside too :)

Happy Birthday Meagan!! You cute rad craft girl!

Don't even get me started on the swag.  I haven't had a chance to take photos of it... but all I can say is that it was the best swag ever!  Some can be found here on the Fairly Fabulous Crafting Party Blog.  The presentation of the swag was adorable.  It came in a wooden crate, and as you pulled out each piece of donated swag, it seemed to never end, like a big stocking full of stocking stuffers on Christmas morning.

Thank you Meagan and Alyson - for your time, good food, creativity, generosity, cooking, deep conversations, laughs, sugar, inspiration, hot glued fingertips and a place to escape create.  I can't wait for the NEXT one!

Who wants to go with me?


Alyson @Vintage Sunshine said...

Thank you so very much for such a sweet post! I am so glad you had such a fabulous time! Can't wait to do it again!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Oh my!!!! Sounds like heaven!!