May Flowers, Crafting Hours: Spring Craft Party!

May Flowers, Crafting Hours: Spring Craft Party!

Springtime Sundays are perfect- PERFECT- for crafting with girlfriends. A few tables on the porch, an array of tasty snacks, and an eclectic selection of beverages- from humdrum water to liqueur that’s Kinky– we had a little bit of everything. Oh, and craft supplies, too.

Cottonball questions the motives behind the extra tables and chairs...

Cottonball questions the motives behind the extra tables and chairs…

Who'd a thunk it? But we drunk it!

Who’d a thunk it?
But we drunk it!

The weather was less than stellar- dreary with rain, with a chill in the air. It may not have been the 75°F sun-filled day I had hoped for, but with friends as warm and bright as mine*, who needs that ball of fire in the sky?

*awwwww…

So we crafted.

No, really- we CRAFTED! Yarn skeins deflated as needles clicked away and stones came to life in a whimsical way. Quilts progressed nicely…tooled leather was reimagined…and a boring straw wreath bloomed alive in tropical technicolor. Fun and progress…in equal measure.

This time around, fiber crafts ruled the roost. Crocheting, knitting, quilting, and needlepointing happened at every table.

Kristi working on her baby quilt.

Kristi working on her baby quilt.

Angie, our Crochet Goddess.

Angie, the Goddess of Crochet, working on a baby gift.

Donna and her stunning quilt-to-be fabric.

Donna and her stunning quilt-to-be fabric.

Erin knitting a lacy delight.

Erin knitting a lacy delight.

Julie, one of the knitters, worked on an 8”x8” square for the Knit-A-Square Project. She and her fellow members of the Greensboro Woman’s Club are all knitting these squares to be developed into blankets for children (AIDS orphans and other abandoned/vulnerable children) in Africa. Isn’t that awesome?

Tawdry 8" jokes aside, Julie working on her square.

Tawdry 8″ jokes aside, Julie worked on her square.

Erica worked on a pretty personalized mug, and Angie introduced us to Story Stones- so many imaginative ways to use them with young kids! And for a crafter without kids like me, even making them looked awfully fun.

Erica's pretty mug...the cup is cute, too!

Erica’s pretty mug…the cup is cute, too!

Pretty little story stones!

Pretty little story stones!

It bears mentioning at this point that Cottonball had been paralyzed with fear for several hours (he suffers from chronic Stranger Danger syndrome). But sometimes his hiding skills are a wee bit flawed. Fluffy and cute…but flawed.

Maybe no one will find me?

Maybe no one will find me?

Beverly had wanted to do some leather-crafting, so she brought an heirloom leather briefcase to re-imagine into cuffs to be shared with other family members- how thoughtful is that??

Crafting half of the briefcase.

Crafting half of the briefcase…

...turned into wearable art!

…turned into wearable art!

As for me? Well, I finally worked on a project I’ve been pining (and Pinning, coincidentally) over for years- a cocktail parasol wreath! This will hang on the door later this summer- after my driftwood wreath wears out its welcome.

If you like Pina Coladas... And getting caught in the rain...

If you like Pina Coladas…
And getting caught in the rain…

Another wonderful Craft Party for the books…is it too early to start planning the next one??

Craft on!

S

Comments

  1. Sadie,

    Just loved your post. What a wonderful idea for a girl friend’s afternoon. And you know I pinned the wreath.

    Val

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Val!! Yes, it really is a wonderfully fun way to whittle a day away with your gal pals. And can I just tell you that I’m already looking forward to hanging that wreath later this summer??? 😉

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