This past weekend, I headed up to my friend Eve’s cottage for a lovely girls’ weekend. It was a year ago that we all went up there for her bachelorette weekend and had a blast. They are an awesome group of ladies and it was great to get together again and catch up over wine, food, board games (catchphrase!) and crafting. When Eve emailed us all about doing a craft, I knew exactly which one I wanted to suggest.
Lindsey also did a demo at Whatever Craft Weekend, which inspired us to do it on our own mini craft weekend.
Have you ever heard of Meg Duerksen’s Whatever Craft Weekend? From the photos that I’ve poured over, it always looks like an incredible weekend full of colour and inspiration. Just reading Meg’s posts makes me want to great creative and add more colour into my life. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly encourage you to head over and visit Meg’s blog. It’s one of my all-time favourites.
I brought print outs of some of the designs made at Craft Weekend, to give us some inspiration. I love all the vibrant colours and patterns that they created.
After a great hike through the woods (I have the mosquito bites to prove it!) and a lovely lunch, we all settled in for some crafting!
- Framed Painting Canvas (We used 12″ x 16″ canvases from the dollar store.)
- White Eraser
- Drinking Glass (for tracing)
- Paint Brushes
- Acrylic Paints
- Plate or Pie Plate (for mixing paint colours)
- Water (for diluting paint and cleaning brushes)
I came home and knocked out two more crafts on my own on Sunday afternoon before I made dinner. I felt inspired to do more and create more. I love that feeling and I attribute it to being around great women with wonderful minds and big ideas. I can’t wait for the next time that we can all get together and get creative!