Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Valentine's Crafternoon

While Mike and I don't normally celebrate valentine's day, I will take any holiday as an excuse to get crafty! I'm much more likely to tackle this with the motivation of others so last Tuesday a few ladies/kids came over for a valentine's day crafternoon.

I'll be honest, I had zero expectations of getting anything done! With a one year old running around and hosting duties, the chances of accomplishing much was slim to none. Surprisingly, that actually made it more fun–– no worries about finishing anything, it was just a time to hang out, relax, and staple some paper...

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Lots of snacks, cookies, candy, wine (it was past noon, I swear)... a pretty perfect afternoon I must say.

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Things got messy in a really, really good way. With kiddos, supplies, and paper everywhere there was no way we were all going to fit at that table - luckily the floor works and kept the kids somewhat entertained wondering what the heck we were up to.

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We kept most of the crafts pretty simple, I'll try and post some tutorials as soon as I can so stay tuned!

I totally encourage you to do something like this with your friends, it was so fun. I've already been told that I need to have another one for my friends who work during the day!

Thanks to all the great ladies (and kids) who came to craft with me!

Christine

update: See the tutorials for the crafts we made here:
Cupid's Arrow
Paper Heart Garland

25 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! The cookies are so cute. Did you make or buy them?

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    1. I made them using letterpress cookie cutters!
      http://www.amazon.com/Fred-Friends-LetterPressed-Type-Style-Cookie/dp/B005LGUWXS

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  2. You are too good :) looks amazing.

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  3. Oh my...this is too cute, Christine! Love, love, love it all ;)

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  4. Thanks for having us!

    I can attest it was a total blast and I can't wait till the next one! Maybe I'll get more done than staple 7 hearts together ;) Ha!
    xoe

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    1. Hahaha, I'd consider that an accomplishment with a 3 month old around ;)

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  5. You're such a great hostess! I bet your friends had the best time! :)

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  6. super cute party! off topic, but i'm wondering about your dining rooms chairs...they look like what i've been looking for...

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    1. I actually got them years ago from Superstore of all places! They don't have them anymore but I've seen similar ones online:
      http://www.wayfair.com/Lifestyle-California-Legend-Parsons-Chair-15-801RTA-LC1887.html
      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09862179/#/S29861433

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  7. I just love everything Valentine's day. Yup, I'm a sucker but I love your hearts! Valentine's day is all about being with your honey, doing crafts and eating lots of chocolate. In some cases, really expensive gifts too :-)

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    1. Sounds like you have a very lucky hubby! Or maybe it's YOU that the lucky one! Have fun this valentine's day :)

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  8. What a cute party. I love those letterpress cookies - bookmarking that link!

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    1. They're so cute aren't they? So many possibilities.

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  9. I've been dying to have a Pinterest party but they require a hosting space :( when is this freaking house going to be finished?! I LOVE all your V-day crafts and the fact you did this with babies in tow is ahhh-mazing. Bring on the tutorials.

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    1. pinterest party in the nearly finished addition!? It'll add charm to the party ;)

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  10. How fun is this?! I'd totally come! The cookies look delish!

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    1. Well, you're totally invited to the next one, Michaela! Anytime you're in Canada... ;)

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  11. Oh so fun! What a great way to get together with your gal pals and every one can bring the kids! Love the cookies!

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  12. Why do you have to live so far - I want to have a crafternoon! That looks like so much fun. Love the arrows!

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  13. hi christine!
    ok, i just want to jump right through this computer screen and craft with y'all! please!!!! :)
    thank you so much for following me, i m happily following back and returning the love. come back and visit soon!
    www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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  14. great idea, i love the heart streamer/banner and cookies + wine sound perfect.

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  15. this looks like so much fun!! I love how you decorated your table with the hearts on the paper, great idea! I love Valentines day!

    love from NYC,

    Taylor
    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com
    Shop Taylor Morgan Jewelry

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  16. My personal fave are the Xo cookies!

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