Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Craft On.

When my friend Megan told me she was thinking about having a craft weekend, I said she totally should.
When she said, "I want you to come." I said, "Okay, but I'm not crafty." As soon as those words were out of my mouth panic set in. Panic that feels like you're going to throw up every stinkin' time you think about it. That was me...for about four months.
You see, I am the least crafty person you've ever met. And the guest list was full of seasoned crafters. Some of them kind of famous in blogland.  So, when someone (Megan) who oozes creativity, fun and craftiness asks you to an event that she's hosting for crafty bloggers, you feel flattered. You feel loved. You feel included. You want to go. You tell yourself that someone is going to need to get those crafty bloggers a drink of water now and then, and so you commit. You jump off the craftastic diving board and free fall because you know that "there are a million girls who would kill for your job." (Name that movie.)
And I crafted. Because these women were the best. They went step by step for me. They showed me how to use a sewing machine. They taught me how to backstitch with embroidery. They inspired me to make a necklace made of fabric that I love. I was no longer panicked. 
This shirt became my ruffle pillow!

I'll show you my necklace soon.
And the embroidery, too. It's not finished, yet. I ran out of thread, and can you believe it? I can't get any for a few days due to the snowstorm. It's killing me. I'm itching to finish. I'm even itching to start something new.

I owe it to them.
and Megan.

Thanks for holding the hand of this self imposed water girl turned crafter. 
I loved every second of it. And for the record, once I met each of you, I never once felt like throwing up.


  1. Looks like you all had a great time - I am jealous!

  2. hahah...that picture of us is a hoot!
    ...and you know what this means right? you are now an official crafter!
    (and i might just kill for your former job, you know, at the cia!)

  3. So glad for you! And way to help clean too. It was fun to see your face over there. Kelly

  4. oh. man. so jealous. this looks like a blast. i really miss my crafting buddies over here... and thrifting buddies... and tea drinking buddies... ha.

    can't wait to see your necklace!

  5. I knew you could do it - so proud of you.
    Looks like loads of fun. Can't wait for you to teach me some new things.

  6. I saw Meg's blog and came by yours too. What a fun weekend you all had and even though I don't know you, I'm proud of you for having a crafty good weekend.

  7. You crack me up Kimberlee - looked like an amazing weekend !!

  8. How fun!!!! Yay for you for climbing out of your comfort zone and having a wonderful time!

  9. I am obsessed with you aqua chair & new adorable ruffle pillow!!! GREAT job!!

  10. Love the ruffle pillow, especially that it was previously a shirt! Would love to learn how to make this!


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