Do you know the feeling of when you dream, plan, and prepare for something for so long and then it’s over?
Part of you is relieved. Part of you may be sad. A lot of you might be tired. BUT, through it all you have a really happy high that you are proud of what you accomplished. I have been dreaming of hosting a Spoonful Lab in my house ever since I dreamed up the idea of hosting craft days last fall.
It’s no secret I love to create and help inspire others to do the same. I feel like if we use our imaginations and try new things, we can create beautiful things for less, and the process of creating can teach us so much. The blog allows me to do a lot of this, but hosting craft days where I can love on, poor in, get to know, and relate with fellow crafters and new friends in person!? That is a side of this whole blogging/business that just lights a fire in me. I love it. Until it is possible to bring you all to my house, I will still take my crafts to you through this blog and my Spoonful Tribe craft kits.
We started the day with my awkward intro/welcome (someday I will be able to nail one of these, but it hasn’t happened yet…luckily most everyone had a drink and pretty swag presents from me in hand as they listened ;)) and making two embroidered hoops. I demonstrated how I make mine, laid out a bunch of fun embellishments and my sewing machine and let everyone get their craft on.
It was so fun to see girls meeting, relating, and encouraging one another in such a short period. I love how these events bring crafting and being relational together. Too of my favorite things! It was so fun to see how some girls put their own spin on something I have created or go totally in their own direction!
I love seeing the originality and creativity come alive! I learn so much from being around other creative people. This was one inspiring day!
After making embroidery hoops, we ate lunch and then made some screen print type pillowcases. I loved everyone’s pillowcase! I had a third craft, but we didn’t even get to it. Everyone took it go. I was so happy to see everyone felt comfortable enough to go at their own pace, create what they wanted…and even felt comfortable to get down on my floor to craft!
I am already dreaming of the next Spoonful Lab. I’m researching and pricing out the supplies I want to use. As soon as I have more information, I will be sure to let you all know. Until then, would you like some of my Swag!?
Making each attendee a felt, flower garland was a true act of love. I hand cut each flower’s petals. I loved it.
I am excited to share, I have a swag bag to give away to one of you! In this swag bag is:
- (1) Heart Swag Canvas Bag
- (1) Felt Flower Garland
- (1) Shine Wood Sign
- (1) Heart Crafting Magnet
- (1) 5″ x 7″ GA Print
- (2) Send Out Love Greeting Cards
- (3) Proud Mom Magnet Clips
Please note: the felt flower garland and proud mom clips are slightly different colors than the ones shown in this picture.
To enter this giveaway, simply let the rafflecopter widget load. Enter in as many ways possible. The winner will be announced on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Good luck, and I hope to see you at a Spoonful Lab soon!
Donna @ My Sweet Things says
What a lovely learning event! I hope my schedule will be open for an upcoming class. Crafting and learning from you would be a real treat! Take care and have a wonderful day!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
I am determined to get to one of these SOON! Looks like so much fun, my dear ~ congratulations on following your dream and sharing your gifts!