Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Ahhhh, the thrill of seeing another pretty craft party come together!  The theme of our most recent workshop was Nest Crafty--and man did we adore rocking out this springtime soiree.  To set the stage for inspiring our guests to make their homes a more wonderfully handmade sort of place, Amanda covered the walls of her home with pretty paper fans and tissue paper flowers...I hope she keeps them up all year! It was so rewarding to see so many beautiful, creative girls spend a Saturday afternoon and get their hands dirty making lovely things for their homes. Some of the attendees were ultra-talented creative business owners who wanted to take a break from their daily craft and enjoy creating new things.  Others were regular girls whose busy lives never allow them leisure time to get crafty--or never quite get their projects off the ground.  Some of us fell into both categories. ;)
Since almost everyone at the party was meeting each other for the first time, we had a tray of simple crafty name tags at the door.  Amanda made these out of Ball jar lids, a coat of chalkboard paint, and hot glued pretty clay flowers to the front and pins to the back!  LOVE!
Throughout the afternoon, each lady rotated through our project stations and created 6 different crafts.  We potted succulent terrariums in glass vases, and decorated them with mini mushrooms, banners, and lace trim.  We used pretty fabrics to sew throw pillows, create custom mouse pads, and wall hangings with embroidery hoops.  We pounded out old spoons and embossed them with sweet words for our gardens.  We decorated jars with lovely ribbons and washi tapes, to store change, pencils, etc.  We loved watching each others' projects take shape. We made new friends, shared inspiring ideas, and ate lots of sugar!!

Not only did we have goodies, giveaways, and treats for everyone, but we also sent each lovely lady home with an awesome screen printed BE CRAFTY canvas tote, a little gift of hand soap + a handmade hand towel,  plus some extra craft supplies from our sponsors!  We felt so lucky to have so many talented creative vendors partner with us to make the workshop extra fabulous.  Please find their shops and products by clicking the links on the left.

Thanks to all of our wonderful new & old friends for enjoying the workshop with us.  Can't even wait to start planning the next one!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And the winner is...

Since we have a few spots left for this weekend's Nest Crafty workshop, we decided it would be super nice to give one free spot away to someone who might have been hesitating to join us...That someone is JOEY!  Congrats girl!

If you're not Joey, do not despair.  There's still time to snag your spot at the workshop {Saturday 3/10 from 12-4pm}  Hop to the shop and purchase your seat ASAP.

Registration ends Thursday 3/8!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Giveaway: Admit One to NEST CRAFTY!

The Nest Crafty Workshop is less than one week away and we can barely contain our excitement for all of the wonderful creativity we have in store!  If you are in the Twin Cities' area, are free next Saturday between 12-4pm, and want to join us for a fantastic afternoon of creating pretty projects for your home...Well, today is your lucky day!  We are giving away one FREE ticket to the workshop (a $50 value)--in hopes you can join us!

There are three chances to enter.  Do one or all 3 to triple your odds of winning!

1. Leave a comment below, describing your finest or most recent DIY project!
2. Share the link to this giveaway on your facebook or twitter, then leave an additional comment stating you did so.
3. Leave a comment sharing a link to an awesome craft project you've recently discovered on a blog or Pinterest.

*BUT, if you can't stand the suspense, and want to be guaranteed a seat at Saturday's workshop, you can still snag one right here, right now!

Winner will be announced on TUESDAY 3/6!