My friend Tami, throws the most fun craft days. The one last weekend was a holiday theme and she gifted us all with the supplies to make these Christmas themed boxes on candlesticks.
And it is always fascinating to see the varied way the projects go as everyone selects the components they want to use.
I went there with determination to get some work done and packed up a bunch of supplies to make banners to sell in the Boutique. But, when I saw the tempting display of goodies to glue onto a box top, and the creations the other ladies had going on, I had to join in. And I'm glad I did.
There is always time to make something to sell. But to slow down, enjoy a day with friends and craft a special piece to treasure as a memory of the day is much more meaningful. And every year when I unpack it, I'll think of the laughs and silliness we shared that day.
Like how Beth compared the angel hair to Donald Trump's head and we all called it that all day, making jokes about "adding some more trumps" to our trees, and other goofy plays on that theme.
Of course, I'll remember the day every time I try to button my jeans too.
Tami's home is decked out with holiday cheer from top to bottom.
And I am always touched to see a project from one of my classes in a friend's home.
The next day, I went with another group of friends on a holiday home tour, and while we saw some pretty things, none of the homes were nearly as festive or creative as Tami's was. But it is always fun to go with my buddies and check out the houses. We all liked this pink and dolly themed bedroom.
And I'd enjoy being invited to dinner in this jolly setting.
But this might have been my favorite part, understated whites and warm browns. Like a cuppa cocoa with marshmallows.
The weekend was a whirlwind of friendship and family. After spending both afternoons with buds, the evenings were full of birthday celebrations.
That was pretty exciting too. I'll share more pictures in my next post.