Throw in a sewing machine, paintbrush, some sugar, a little junking, loads of laughs and it's the stuff dreams are made of.
Alicia and I have been dreaming of just such a weekend since we met. We read each other's blogs and met a few months ago when she moved across the country to NC. Our hope is to one day soon make a weekend like this available to you crafty friends so more of us will have the chance to meet and make the things we drool over on Pinterest.
Alicia arrived to my parents lake house on Friday night. We popped some popcorn on the stove (whoa, so yummy!) and talked until the wee hours of the morning. Saturday we got right down to business. After a quick Starbucks run we went to the Flea Market to look for some good quality junk!
We did some wheelin' and dealin' to find only the best stuff and boy, did we hit the mother load! Inspiration oozed out of every corner of this place.
Here are our purchases... that sewing box filled with wooden spools... $10, the vintage patterns... 3 for $1! $1 for the linen dish towel with my parent's wedding year on it. $65 for the four-shelf metal rack that's foldable! *sigh!*
How awesome is Alicia's TNT box!? I can just see it filled with a ton of her new mixed media pieces to display at her first art show. (Yes, we dreamed about that too!)
Home again after a bite to eat at Ikea, we dug in to our crafting supplies. For the next few hours and in to Sunday morning there was a flurry of needle felting, painting, sewing, wood distressing, Mod Podge-ing, and hot glue gunning while we worked on our Etsy lines.
At one point I looked up from my projects and had a "moment." The table was filled with two sewing machines, a serger and paints everywhere. I had just spent a whole weekend with a girl I met through the internet, yet it was like I had just hung out with my sister. We are on the same page. Does that make sense?
I'm always the crazy one who brings my latest project to family gatherings and is glued to my camera. This picture is for my hubby, proof that other crazies do exist! :)
And so my friends, you have lots to look forward to! First, our Etsy lines are coming out soon. Alicia's will be filled with yummy plaids and warm felts, just perfect for winter and valentine's day. I'm still dreaming about mine, but I'm thinking that I'll release a winter line called "Paper" and in the spring it will be all about the babies!
And sometime in the near future we will have a Pinterest weekend for the masses, wanna come?
(Read Alicia's post about our weekend here. She's a much better writer than me, so it'll be good.)