Friday, May 24, 2013

Crafting and Exchanging

A while back I got invited to my friend Lisa's craft exchange, which I thought it was a BRILLIANT idea, and I started planning what I would make. I already had a few lavender sachets started, so I decided that would be my craft. The event was last night, so of course I waited until the week of to finish up the sachets. Luckily it didn't take long to finish the ones I had started and make a few more. For the party everyone brought 5 of the same or similar crafts, and we went through one by one and picked something out. We did 5 rounds of picking, so we each left with the same amount that we brought. It was so much fun!

I was actually pretty fond of my craft, which is saying a lot since I'm not a very crafty person. I thought the messy sewing kind of added some quirkiness (this is my way of making myself feel better about not being able to sew, so just roll with it). I included 2-3 sachets with each bundle and also included a jar of extra lavender. They are so easy to make with fabric scraps, so I thought people might enjoy making their own! I tied the two together with some scrap chiffon from my wedding dress. So basically I just used a bunch of stuff left over from the wedding. Resourcefulness, people! I hope the folks who got them enjoy them.

Delicious goodies, made by the incredibly talented Lisa, plus some yummy coffee were served. Of course I had already eaten a big dinner, but that didn't stop me from trying one of everything. The lemon shortbread sandwich things were OUT OF THIS WORLD. I am a sucker for anything lemony for dessert.

That's Lisa telling us how it's all going to go down. Things things have to be organized! I thought it was so cute that she was wearing her husband's shirt. He's a musician (check him out) and on tour right now.

The crafts and the decor on the tables were all set up so adorably. I loved seeing what everyone made! I was pretty darn excited about my haul. I got lucky and was number 7 through the line, so I snatched up one of Lisa's embroidered fox pillows. She obviously went above and beyond on her craft! Did I mention how talented she is?! I also picked up some homemade aioli from Beth, who is a master baker, some adorable button earrings from Heather, some Polaroid note cards from Keely, and some watercolor greeting cards from someone. I can't remember the crafter of those, but they're too cute! I'm really excited to try the aioli soon, since I've never had any.

It was so nice to go mingle with friends and chat about life and whatnot. I hadn't seen several of those ladies in a while, so it was great to catch up. Lisa is on a mission to have one event each month, which I think is pretty stinking awesome. I hope I'm able to make the next one too! If you think Lisa sounds amazing, which I'm sure you do, you should check out her website. She makes baked goods for events and weddings. She did the pies at my wedding!

I hope you all have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend planned. I don't know for sure what we're going to do, but I'm hoping it involves sleeping in, finishing up some picture editing and catching up on cleaning. I dream big, you guys.

1 comment:

Marlen said...

this is such an awesome party, it must have been so fun seeing what everyone whipped up. i love the idea of your lavender satches, i might have to craft a few of those myself ;)

xo Marlen
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