Monday, November 22, 2010

craft night

Well it was a hit! Craft night was great and boy did we have fun. I loved so much getting together with all these wonderful ladies and just having some fun. We made lots of pretty things and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves. So here is a little peek into the terrific time we had.

Each lady was asked to bring a small desert and man did we have a loaded table! Everything was so yummy and you never have to wonder if we will have enough when these ladies bring things.

The craft tables were loaded too. This one was piled high with the many choices of fabric for the roses we made. All of these, except a few, were from a sweet gals sewing closet who let me come over and raid all she had. So man did we have a variety!

I thought it would be fun to make a cute display of the ways you can wear the roses. I used one of Karina's little chairs for a mock mannequin!

My lovely mom picking out her favorites.

The frames with collages in them were some pictures I found online and thought they would give the ladies some good ideas. I am VERY visual and like to see things made up before I try them myself.

I love this picture. We really had so much fun and what a great way to get some sweet fellowship in. There was a lot of laughing!

Angela and Jenna with their vintage fabric roses before trimming the extra felt off.

Then moving to another table where ladies were making some beautiful Christmas ornaments. They were taking clear glass balls and dripping some paint down inside and swirling it around to create a design. My dear friend Dawn lead this craft and brought all the supplies.

I love this shot of Shannon. So deep in thought. :)

You see another picture a little further down where the ornaments are decorated with a little tulle at the top. They really are a pretty and fun craft to make.

Next is the card making table. My friend Kristen lead this craft and her cards are just gorgeous.

In this next one Heather and my mom are making some earrings. I found some really great beads on sale for this and was so excited for all the gals to use them.

Tyler showing all her many roses. I LOVE IT! Quite a few of the ladies made more then three of these. I was so glad!

We also had hair bow making by my friend Heather. Here Heather is showing Heather just how to do a nice bow.

All the girls just having fun hanging out!

Here are a few more shots of the things people made and some of the decorations. I was really blessed that our church had something the night before this and the decorations were left over. So I really didn't have to do much when it came to making it pretty.

On the way out we had these pretty little bags for everyone to tuck there goodies into that they made. I really can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed this night. These ladies all bless me so much just by my knowing them. And then add to that them really enjoying things that are close to my heart and it just makes it all the more fun.

We are already brain storming for another night like this one come spring time. But for now we will smile when we see a hand made rose on each others sweater, hand made earrings being modeled, sweet hand made hair bows in our little girls hair, pretty hand made ornaments hanging from our tree, and sweet hand made cards we can send to someone we love.


nancygrayce said...

Thanks to YOU for organizing this and making it happen! It was so much fun!

Rachel said...

Love this post! I heard about this night but your recap tells much more! Looks like so much fun! Great idea Kristi and good for you for organizing it, I looks like you put a lot of effort into it!