Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crafty Day

Lindsey working on her rolled fabric flowers for our last Crafty Day in April.
 Once a month, I get together with a group of fun women to craft.  It's sort of like a book club, but we make stuff instead.  In fact, we have Crafty Day on Saturday, so I thought it would be fun to talk about some of our past Crafty Days. 

The quilted tablerunner, from February 2011.

It started out with just Melanie and I, and then other people have joined us.  We've done several fun projects as well--sewing Christmas presents, working on quilts, making a table runner, a spring wreath, and this month, we're going to tackle mosaic flower pots.
We typically pick a Saturday morning and then someone hosts (providing both the craft idea and lunch) and we meet at their house to work.  Some Crafty Days have lasted all day, while others have just been a couple of hours.  The food is always delicious and the conversation is great too.  The worst Crafty Day for me was the one where I remembered to bring every supply except my sewing machine...for making a quilted table runner.  Luckily, Kara was gracious enough to share with me that day!

Our finished April project--the rolled fabric flowers were fun and easy to make.
It's such a perfect excuse to get together with friends and be creative--plus it makes you try new projects and learn new creative techniques.  Most of our ideas come off of various blogs and websites, but it doesn't even have to be as complicated as some of these.  (Honestly, the wreath with the rolled fabric flowers was the first project I've ever accomplished during Crafty Day--I usually have to finish it up at home!)

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