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maple memories {craft weekend}

 Two weeks ago I got to spend the weekend here
with eleven awesome girls.
It was such a good weekend.
Except for the horrible cold I had.
I could have lived without that.
But it was so worth going, even with a cold,
to spend the weekend crafting my heart out with my friends.
There were so many fun crafts being made.
Ornament tree.
Book wreath.
Christmas clothespins.
Chili spice mix.
We didn’t even get a group picture of all eleven of us.
We were too busy crafting…
and crafting…
and crafting…
and crafting…
and crafting.
ALL weekend long.
We stayed up way too late talking,
ate a lot,
and even got to sleep in.
This was my little table.
Joel doesn’t understand how anyone could spend 
the entire weekend crafting.
But we did.
And it was so relaxing and fun.
I can’t wait to go back next year!
  • Sadie - Sounds like an amazing weekend! You deserved it! I would love to have a weekend doing this!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Joel, but I’m with him on this one! Really, a whole weekend!? Someday, you are going to have to teach me! Give Levi a squeeze for me! AndiReplyCancel

  • GabbyRM - That’s so awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsa - i think that’s great! (except the having a cold part is not great!). could you post the ornament tree tutorial?! i just made an ornament wreath and LOVE how it turned out… my inspiration was def. ornament trees that they have at the drive thru at our bank! lolReplyCancel

  • Kristi REDISKE - That is cool-are there pictures of the final products and instructions on how to do them? Just wondering! Its sure fun to get together with girlfriends and talk and even accomplish something-pretty neat!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I would love to learn how to make the ornament tree! Sounds like a fun weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Katy - Oh, I am so envious of your craft weekend! I could definitely see myself crafting for an entire 2 days.. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your pictures, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Sounds so perfect and so fun! I remember you posting about this last year. I wish I had a group of girlfriends that were as crazy about crafting as me that I could do an annual weekend crafty getaway with.ReplyCancel

  • twinklyspangle - That sounds like my absolute DREAM weekend, seriously, totally jealous!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives - How fun! Can you post instructions (or links to them)for some of the crafts y’all made? That would be fabulous!

    Also – what camera do you have?ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - That’s amazing that even one person can be that crafty, never mind 11. Those journals look great especially.ReplyCancel

  • Geo - I totally get the craft weekend, i think i would love it more if we were all given specific ‘crafts’ to do, as my imagination goes blank when i have to start from scratch.ReplyCancel

  • Jody - Where do I find crafty friends like this so I can go on a craft weekend?? LOLReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - this makes me miss it.
    i should’ve gone.
    what is the matter with me?!!
    i am a total dork.
    i want to know who made what…..and what did you TALK about. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Ohhh! This is my dream. To someday be able to spend a weekend at a craft party. AMAZING.

    I can’t wait to see what you worked on!ReplyCancel

  • Brie - Could you post tutorials for teh crafts. They sound and look amazing.ReplyCancel

  • lil misses' mama - oh sigh…that would be my dream weekend!!ReplyCancel

  • energycontractors - Seriously you had a nice weekend.. I miss these types of weekends. Lots of thing we can learn by these types of get together, friends meet in one place shares every thing, doing lots of thing together. Thank you for sharing your experience.ReplyCancel

  • interlake - I hope you have enjoyed a lot in the weekend. The crafts are so beautiful…ReplyCancel

  • Jane's In The Jungle - That weekend would be a like a dream come true!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - Oh, yes I’m sure you made some maple memories to remember on ho hum days. I love crafting with friends. Thanks for the reminder to make it happen more often.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I have group of friends and we rotate houses monthly for craft night, but that place looks awesome fun.ReplyCancel