January 10, 2012

a crafty weekend


Jealousy Alert: I just spent a dreamy weekend away, so if you're feeling really stressed and really need a weekend away you might want to skip this...I'm feeling pretty spoiled right now. (spoled, if you live where I live)

My new friend Sarah and I have had this dream/idea of throwing our very own craft weekend someday...but we were both feeling like now is not the right time. So we decided what we did need was a weekend away to have some girly/craft/junk/ikea time.
I told you it was dreamy...


This is Sarah Tucker of Create Studio. You probably already know her, but if you don't you really should. She creates some of the cutest things out there. She just opened an Etsy shop...she makes and sells cowl-neck scarves and much more...I'm wearing one she gave me in that pic up there. Super cute!!


Sarah has the perfect getaway spot, her parent's lake house right outside Charlotte. We had the whole house to ourselves. It was so beautiful and serene. The lake is about halfway for both of us, so we met Friday night there. When I got there, Sarah had all her supplies set up. She even put up a festive banner. It definitely helped to set the mood :)




Friday night, our intentions were to jump right in and get crafting, but we were much too chatty. I showed her the proper way to make stove top popcorn and we talked and ate till the wee hours of the night.

Saturday morning we had a yummy breakfast at Starbucks and headed to this fab.u.lous flea market! It was SO fun. Since moving here, I've been wondering if I'd ever be able to find fun, cheap junk again...it seems like it's all more expensive here. But we hit the mecca and both of us did GREAT! 



How cute is she just digging through a box of old patterns?? I mean, really??
And they were 3/$1. Cheap-o deluxe! I'm going to try to incorporate some into some mixed media pieces. (I'm taking Jeanne Oliver's new online class and I just know I'm going to learn a ton!) And Sarah's going to frame some for her studio.


Heres' a picture of our loot. Sarah got this adorable sewing kit basket chock full of OLLLLDDDD sewing notions. I got an old book, that green tackle box thingy, that t.n.t box, patterns, and see that pile of wire on the bottom? Its an old shelf from a grocery store. I'm going to use it in my studio...someday ;)

After junking, was IKEA...where neither one of us bought one thing! I know, insane right?!? Don't worry, I'll make up for my mistakes later.

After IKEA was crafting into the wee hours once again. I made lots of stuff for my new Etsy line. It'll be ready very soon....I can't wait to show you what I've been working on! Sunday morning was more crafting and then goodbyes.

We had such a fun time. I left relaxed and refreshed. I think being away for a few days makes me love my family so much more. Noah made dinner for us on Sunday and it was delightful. I just love my little people. And my friends. And crafting...all weekend.


Thank you, Sarah, for a fabulous time!! I needed it badly! Thank you :)

xo,
{alicia}

23 comments:

{Jordan Anne} said...

I am seriously drooling over your loot pile!! How fun that you got a great weekend away!! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Jealous is right. Love the green tackle box...and your new banner! So cool. Who did that?

Christina said...

Completely Jealous! I wish I had a Sarah! Glad you had a great time. You too are both so cute together! Can't wait to see your new line.

Cottage Mommy said...

What a fun weekend! I want one! I'm always so impressed and inspired by how you do a new etsy line every season...I need some of your motivation! Love the old wooden tool box? that you found..I have a couple and they are the most useful and fun things to have around!

Mandy said...

you're right! totally jealous! love the shelf thingy;)

Blissful Blooms said...

Soooooo jealous but even MORE happy for you! Can't wait to attend your craft weekend! And hooray for fun old junk! And you two beautiful girls could be sisters- just gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see your Etsy stuff!!!

Jessie May said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend. Can't wait to see your new creations in your Etsy store!

Elise said...

How fun!! I love seeing all your loot you found and I agree that junk here is a little pricey{not that I've ever gone to the Midwest or anything.} I think its cause Sherman burned my state so nothing is left. :/
Elise

Jennifer S. said...

You're right. So jealous, especially after the week I had! LOL. Looks like a wonderful time. I would come to a craft weekend if you had one. ;) I have been trying to get into one of Meg's craft weekends from the blog Whatever. They seem like SO much fun!

Biz said...

Oooh I need to find a good flea market closer than Charlotte! I'm so jealous right now it's bad for me haha! I agree with Becky too...your new banner is cute to the max!
Most days I wonder when I will be able to have crafty time in my life again. I know that this is my season of having babies which is awesome, but right now she (eventually that'll be multiple little ones) doesn't allow me much time to craft. I squeeze it in here and there, but I'd love a weekend away for crafting and such.
No worries though! I know it'll happen when all my babies are older and in school!
For now I'll have to enjoy all these cuddle sessions and the entire concept of this baby season!
Hope your feeling rejuvenated!!!

Biz

Cat said...

I can't wait to see all the great crafts you make with all that stuff you scored!

Cailan said...

Oooooh, I Am jealous. :) But so happy for you. What fun - I'm sure you really did need it - how perfect!

Privet and Holly said...

Yummy weekend....
girly and crafty and
vintage-y shopping ~
oh my!!!

xx Suzanne

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

What a great weekend! It sounds simply perfect.

And I can't wait to see your new line.

carissa at lowercase letters said...

yep, sitting pretty jealous down here in sc. but totally thrilled for you! love your thrifty finds. i want to go with you one day!

Cierra said...

Cute new header! Glad you had a fun time away. I've been blog stalking for a few months now, since before your move. Just thought I'd say hello and tell you I've prayed for you and your family and I am grateful for your honest posts.

Marissa said...

So fun for you to have a weekend away doing fun things like that! Excited to see what will be new in your shop! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You lucky duck! I want to take a girlfriends' weekend and attend an art workshop...*le sigh*.....

Thanks for sharing your awesome weekend with us!

Mary said...

so happy for you! :)
junking is one of my fave things to do.
looks like a dreamy time of refreshment!
we all need that, for sure.
cannot WAIT to see your new etsy line!
have a great day!
xo

Sabrina said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! It's so great you got to connect with someone who likes to craft too! :)

Sarah said...

I wanna go back! I just finished my post about our weekend and it made me miss our time together! It will be a total blast to take some of you back with us next time and make some new friends!

http://createstudio.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinterest-weekend-at-lake.html

annalea said...

okay, i am SUPER jealous - but, ya know, in a good way. but still. jealous.

that sounds like it was an awesome weekend. so happy for you. and girl, that is fast for just having moved and already found a local friend to weekend with.

maybe one day, we could craft weekend. :)

thetwistedruffle said...

jealous, jealous, jealous.

that's it. ~tiff

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