Monday, March 15, 2010

Craftapalooza Pictures And Comments

Our Second Annual Family Craftapalooza has come to an end.  The house is quiet.  The adults visitors have all gone home and they took their dogs and kids with them.  The sewing room is empty.  No more overflowing bags of fabric and other crafty items.  No more sewing machines humming along.  No more grumbling from Colleen about how she doesn't craft as she finished more crafts than anybody else.  We all know she is just pretend grumbling and really is crafty, but just doesn't have time for it now. (Colleen tells her own version of Craftapalooza on her blog.)

Sarah had the first finish of the weekend... a towel for her etsy shop Cooped Up

Karen continued work on her ticker tape quilt.  I think I need to make one of them.  I'll have to see if I have enough scraps.  hmmm.

Kathy worked on her jewelry, repairing some items and designing something new.  She has really cool storage containers.  And look at the healthy munchies!
This is Colleen avoiding crafting.

Karen brought gift bags for all of us.  Each one had things she chose special for that person.  She is so danged thoughtful.  Mine had lots of graph paper for designing and yo-yo's and ric rac and candy and....

... a calendar with a block for every day!!!
 ...this cute little sewing machine with a cute little quilt!
Thanks Karen!

We all got some "Creative Juice" which is a Karen patented recipe.

Colleen had plenty to drink.
And then started crafting away, making holiday plates.
She brought one for me! with super yummy cookies on it! Isn't it cute?!


That's my floss in the foreground.  I need better storage.  I worked on that a bit and on a Quilts For Kids quilt and quilted some on one of Amy's quilts.  (pics for you soon Amy!)
And while we crafted away in the basement, John took care of the boys. He looks like he's having fun too, doesn't he?

It was so wonderful to have everybody here.  I just loved it.  Thanks for driving down and for the great company.  Everyone up for it again next weekend?


Karen said...

I'll be back soon! It only took me 2 hours and 20 minutes to get home as opposed to the 3 hours mapquest said.Not bad. I had a great time...thanks for wverything,Auntie!

Foster Momma said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! I find it is almost always more exciting to sew with friends and family then by myself. I have more motivation :)

Can't wait to see what you have come with the quilts! The anticipation has been killing me :)

Pat said...

What fun!!! Guess I should go and read Colleen's version of the "event". LOL

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh that looks like such a fun time, not sure about the men!!!