Sunday, October 30, 2011

CRAFTERNOON

My friend BECKY, who, by the by, is also one of my very best customers ( love ya Bec) recently invited me to her beautiful home for a 

***CRAFTERNOON***

a fun~filled afternoon with fun new friends, delicious nosh, flowing wine and yes,

crafting...

Now I'm not exactly on the short list at Somerset

so........

Anyway, I said yes of course, cause I've always wanted to see Becky's home and it sounded like a great time.

Let's begin with a short tour.

Her living room is a cozy French~inspired haven that makes you want to linger forever. We darn near did, as we arrived at 3 o'clock and left at 8!




Do you love the pumpkin above that she made from a dryer hose?



Next we head upstairs to the master bedroom.




Gorgeous huh?

Back downstairs to the dining room we go...

Not only did she set a stunning French~themed table, she had a beautiful craft kit for each guest and a gift bag    
full of personalized goodies for us as well.






Crudite' in shot glasses filled with hummus. So charming.



Cake pops that looked so darn good. Alas, they were not vegan so I resisted...

But these babies were and I devoured the lavender brownies and one of those cupcakes with the chocolate frosting!



And here's our lovely hostess herself! 

The one and only Becky!



And so what you ask did we make?


A wreath from old book pages.

I am the worst at following instructions, and I confess I really just looked at the pictures on the instructions. So my wreath has an extra row of pages and my ribbon hanger is off center and overall it's a little wonky.

But it's mine and I had the best time making it. That you'll have to take my word on. As luck would have it, my batteries died before the fun began so there are zero pics of the crafters in action. 

Too bad, cause I met some of the funniest, most enjoyable women you could imagine. And Becky? She's a hip, cool chick that knows how to throw a fabulous get together. 

Rumor has it there will be a CRAFTERNOON PART DEUX

and this time I'll have fresh batteries I promise.

THANKS BECKY, IT WAS FABULOUS!!!


31 comments:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Crafternoon sounds & looked like so much fun.... What a Beautiful Home~ Thanks for Sharing.
Cheryl

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhh my goodness what a wonderful afternooon!! Thank you for sharing Becky's home with us and for showing us what fun you had!

xoxo
Lori

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ok..so i'm reading this post and simply DROOLING over all that French loveliness...but..wait...hmm...i've seen these rooms before....i think i "know" this "becky!" Oui..oui....I DO Know this Becky! she is simply one of the sweetest gals EVER and I am blessed to call her "friend!" I recognized the photos from her 50th birthday bash...and to see her beautiful, smiling face at last! sigh...how LUCKY you are to have ben able to spend an evening with her and crafting away! i'm soo jealous!! When is "part Deux??" I may have to hop on a plane! lol!(seriously!!)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

P.S. That girl needs to start blogging already! maybe we can "double team " her??

The Cranky Queen said...

Love the pics of Becky's home! Her unique style in decorating is refreshing...Thanx for sharing. Tiffany

sweetpea said...

she would love to have you! it's a fabulous time and she is the coolest!

hugs,

shelley

stellar junk said...

Crafternoon was awesome! Shelley it was so nice to meet you and it sounds like I will be seeing you on Wednesday! Becky turned me on to your blog, so I'm your newest follower.

NanaDiana said...

What a great home tour..and she sounds like a very special gal. Does she blog? If not, you MUST encourage her to do so! I wish I could have been there myself! xo Diana

Karen said...

What a great time! I love how creative Becky is. What a great friend to have...you are so lucky!! :)
xo~
Karen

Revi said...

What a fun day! What a nice friend to have - love her style!
-Revi

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a great create time and what a cute house! Way fun!

Hugs,
Judy

High Street Cottage said...

Shelly, what gorgeous photos! How utterly inspiring!!!
Becky is my kind of friend, for sure, wonderful home, and what a fun project! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Your wreath is beautiful!!!
And LOL, I'm not on the short list at Somerset, either!!! ;-)

What a gorgeous home, thank you for sharing.

XOXO,
Anne

Danielle Elizabeth said...

Crafternoon was amazing! Becky has created a true sanctuary; walking into her home was like stepping onto the pages of a design magazine. Her style and attention to detail (especially the entertaining aspect) was remarkable! It was apparent Becky’s not only has a passion for design and entertaining, but a true gift. With a heart as beautiful as her home, I’m happy to call her a friend! Shelley, it was a pleasure to meet you as well as the rest of Becky’s friends! Part dux here we come!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Everything was so lovely and so special in thought... What a wonderful way to spent precious minutes of your life...

Tinas vita bo said...

What a BEAUTIFUL home!!

Hugs Tina

Vicki said...

I hope to join you guys next time. And yes, I'm totally willing to pay for part of Michelle's plane ticket if she'll join us!

Kids have been keeping my weekends busy. Darn overachievers! lol Love to finally see Becky and her home. She is adorable. Hope to see you guys at HT this Wednesday. I'll be there after 6:30. xoxo

flowers on my table said...

What a very creative lady, and a great fun way to spend an afternoon, or should I say evening! Her home is gorgeous, I can understand no-one wanted to leave. Happy Halloween, love Linda x

June said...

This looks like a blast Shelley! Becky puts such a beautiful table together. I love her warm and comfortable home.
I have some friends that get together to craft too and it's such fun. I don't always get to go and take part but they are always sweet to ask me.
When I was younger I used to give painting classes in my home and we always had so much fun getting together with the girls. Dale would usually be home to keep all our children under wraps so I could teach and he said he loved to hear the laughter coming from the dining room. I really miss that.
I loved the tour of Rachel's new place. Someday I hope to see it myself.
Love to you...

Lisa said...

Shelley,
Wow, what an awesome house! I tried to blow up the pics to see more, but couldn't. Love that banner over her bed. What amazing taste Becky has. Did you say she has a blog? I'll go look. Those cake pops are so cool. Think I'll pin them.
Looks like a fun time & your wreath is wonderful!
'short list at stampington' your too funny!!!
Lisa

Carole said...

What a great house and get together. I was omgoshing all over these details.
you know a hostess loves you when she provides vegan sweets:) yummy!

xx
Carole

Kristen said...

Don't feel bad, my crafts are always a little off. It just proves they are handmade.

I love your friend's home, so lovely !

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Charming is the only word I can think of...so much attention to detail! Hope your well my friend,x0

molly said...

That Becky really is the best... I just don't know how she does it all!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a unique home!!

Hey, when you come to Lawrence, I can point you to some vegan places.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oops, Shelly, I'm sorry, I mixed you up with someone else who was at this event who was coming to Lawrence to visit! But, hey, open invite, any time you are in KS!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This looks like it was so much fun, and I'm all over that gorgeous ticking sofa!! your wreath turned out fabulous!! xoxo

Susie said...

I want a beautiful crafting friend like Becky.. WAA. My friends do not craft...now I am wondering how did they become my friends hmm?? I truly love the idea of crafting afternoons. Smiles to you lucky ladies, Susie

Lauri Evans said...

Love this Shelley! Love the shot glasses, it looks yummy. So excited we have secured our place for the spring show. We'll have a ball!!! Miss u, L

Opal said...

I absolutely adore having crafting parties with my friends. Your friend has a lovely house, and it's so nice she had vegan options. I've been vegan since 1992.

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Bonjour Shelley,
Just found your beautiful blog via Becky! Looks like a marvelous time, and her home is lovely. Enjoying going through your posts, I'm a new follower.
Mimi

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