Always Crafty!

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.

Shannon and Bethany, on the other hand, are kind of like Martha Stewart. Except they are nice, normal gals. And haven’t been convicted of any felonies, as far as I know.

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:

A Lemonade Bar. Love those stripey straws and the grey and yellow color scheme.

Delicious cake pops

Swag bags for everyone!

Lemon swags. Yes, I had never seen one either.

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 already told Chester we are making a chalkboard wall ASAP!

I ended up with some really cute stuff to take home, including:

A Moss Wreath

Chicken Wire Picture Frame


Fabric Flower Garland

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.

Lizzie Beth, Shannon and Bethany



  1. You are too kind my friend, too kind! Thanks so much for coming and having a good time! I didn’t even know you didnt finish your crafts! Feel free to come back and do so 🙂

    And no, no felonies here. It’s the young Midwestern girls you have to worry about. You know, cow tipping and all.

    • We need to try to schedule a future Always Bloggy in the Midwest, so that we can go cow tipping. I’m sure it’s especially fun after a few drinks!

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