When I'd heard that my Fab, Florida Friend, Karen Hillman, was going to be in Kansas, I thought it would be an ideal time to plan a craft day.
Since my birthday was coming up, I thought I'd combine her visit with a little party to celebrate the occaision.
Karen and I call each other, "Special K", along with our third K, Guncle Kevin. And I wanted to make the day extra special for my K, so I set the table with some of my favorites and we all made some goodies for a ladies' luncheon.
I fixed quiche, bread, and cupcakes. Others brought snacks, treats, and plenty of deliciousness.
While in Florida, I arm wrestled Guncle Randy for the leftovers of the cake Karen had baked, packed it in my carryon and froze it that night, to thaw out for Special K Day and serve to the guests.
It was every bit as mouth watering as it was the day she made it. Wow, I need to try to make one of those.
We had some afternoon goodies in the treat cabinet too.
Can you have enough desserts on craft day? I don't know if I like craft days for the food or the projects.
For birthday party gifties, I provided unfinished wood shadowboxes, with a table full of the supplies to fill them up.
I also found some Crabtree and Evelyn scented cream, in pretty, spring like tubes for everyone.
It always makes me happy to see what variations the artists come up with for the projects.
I didn't have kits as I would for an actual class, just a table full of goodies to chose through, so the styles were even more unique than usual. I also set out wooden bird houses to fix up.
(That dark paper with the birds? A gift from Alice-Anne, it is scented drawer liner that came in a box labeled, "Birdsong"!
Tami brought this lovely bouquet and table runner for me.
And Nora crafted this hand made basket! My friends were very generous and thoughtful. It made Special K Day even more special to spend it with some of my dear, Birdsong Peeps!