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 :)