I describe myself as a casual crafter. I tend to craft up a storm around the holidays. Or, sometimes I’ll drag out my scrapbooking supplies or my stash of beads on a random weekend and whip something up. Then, I’ll pack everything away for months at a time.
Anyway, my point is, they are pretty craftastic. And, they know how to entertain. Shannon, for example, owns Bottle Pop Party, an event planning and design company. Bethany has been all over the Internets for her beautiful bridesmaid boxes. Then, her surprise New Year’s Eve wedding, planned in just a few short month, ended up on one of the biggest wedding blogs ever.
This is why it came as no surprise the Always Crafty workshop was bursting at the seams with all manner of adorable, hand-crafted decorations and attention to every single detail. Such as:
I was worried that I would make a total fool of myself and perhaps would end up with finished projects that looked like a pre-schooler and/or half-blind senior citizen in a nursing home did them. But, Shannon picked easy and fun projects and had directions available to help those of us who ride the short bus of crafting.
I ended up with some really cute stuff to take home, including:
There were two other crafts I didn’t get to–stamping napkins and making a miniature sewing kit in a Mason jar–since the three that I completed wore me out! I never knew crafting could be so exhausting! But, you can check out Shannon’s blog this week, where she is posting tutorials for the crafts we worked on.
It was a really fun afternoon. I’ve decided that crafting is a whole lot more fun when you are hanging out with friends. And, drinking an Arnold Palmer spiked with vodka doesn’t hurt either. In fact, it’s just the thing to take the edge off when you burn your fingers with the hot glue gun.