Did you love sleepovers when you were a little girl? They were my favorite! Last weekend some fun girls in my family drove in for a “Crafty Cousins Slumber Party.” We went out to eat, chatted, crafted, slept, ate breakfast casserole and cinnamon roll-ups, went to a big craft show (where my lovely daughter-in-law Shannon launched Shantilly!), and ended with lunch out with my dad. We made fabric flower brooches, Christmas cards (thanks Margo!) and earrings (thanks Karen!). If you heard laughter floating through the air Saturday night, now you know why. ♥
Sounds like a fun time!!!!
It really was! I can’t wait to do it again! 🙂
Oh how fun!!! Love sleepovers
I had my first one in first grade, and I’ve loved them ever since! 🙂
Well, I’ve never had a sleepover but it sounds like lots of fun. Love the cards and the idea of crafting as a group.
Since everyone traveled so far, it worked out nicely to make it an overnighter . . . and I’m lucky to have a couple of guest rooms in our house, too! 🙂
sounds like a fun time was had by all
We really did have fun! 🙂
Oh! It was like a grown up craft camp! Love it! You are sure making those music christmas trees go far!!
That’s a perfect name for it! 🙂 And I was really happy to have such a fun little gift to give my guests! 🙂
Wow, sounds like you had a really fun time…your crafts turned out nice too.
Thank you, Peg! It really was fun! 🙂
wish i could play with you girls!! sounds so fun! 🙂
I do too, Danielle! And Katy too someday! We’ll make it happen!!! 🙂 xoxoxo
Lucky you! I love those kinds of weekends. 🙂
I AM lucky!!! 🙂
Sounds like a lot of fun was had by all 🙂
We really did . . . and we’re ready to do it again! 🙂
You’re a lucky lady to have some fun family members. Sounds like you had a great time.
I am, Judy! It was a nice little mini-vacation for all of us. 🙂
It sounds like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Tamara
Thank you, Tamara! I hope all is well with you . . . I miss your posts! 🙂
Everything is fine. I just am trying to concentrate on getting orders out by Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy my Christmas. I hope to get back to normal blogging soon. 🙂
Good for you! Now I can picture you crocheting away . . . can’t wait to see all your new creations, Tamara! Hugs, Katherine
🙂 I’m sure you ladies had a fun time
& Shantilly: the big craft show sounds fun
We did, Ingrid! We’re ready for another one now! 🙂
Your weekend sounds like a blast! How wonderful to be able to do this!
It really was, Laura! Now we just need to get another one on the calendar before everyone gets wrapped up in the “real” world! 🙂
So fun! Crafting with family is the BEST!
I agree, Shayna! 🙂
It really was, Robyn! 🙂
I never had opportunity to do such a sleepover. It sounds like the perfect way to get some creative juices going!!!! Hugs……..
Well, I think you should host one at your house! Just invite over some fun relatives and friends! You’ll love it! 🙂
I did do a mini sleepover when Sandi Irish (guest speaker at our Festival of Quilts in Oct.) spent a couple of nights with me….DH was “banished” to the camper for that time and we sat up and sewed and talked and then spent the days each doing ‘our thing’ at the event.
What fun!! I thought I heard a little laughter in the distance last weekend…coming from the direction of Kansas. 😉
We TRIED to be quiet . . . oh, I can’t lie . . . no we didn’t! 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful time. Love what you created.
Thank you, Jen! 🙂
I enjoyed looking at Shannon’s crafts and in particular the bunnies. Good luck Shantillies! 🙂
This post has a link to the pattern/tutorial for the bunnies so you can make some! 🙂 https://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/bag-o-bunnies/
Love that we both posted on crafty events with family! And how fun is a Crafty Cousins Slumber Party? Two of my favorite things in the world are crafting and slumber parties. Put ’em together with a laughing family, and I’m in heaven. Such a great idea!
I thought about that when I read your post too, Lauren! We’re blessed!!! 🙂
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That sounds like so much fun and high on my list of perfect weekends. Cool beans!
Such cheerful Christmas cards. I especially like the little banners. That would be a great way to use tiny scraps and a big way.
Nicely done and so much fun. I’m almost certain I heard the laughter from here.
Thank you, Alys! I don’t have card-making things at home, but I love getting a chance to make them at a class or with friends! I love those banners, too . . . although I picked up the wrong piece for that last one and it doesn’t quite harmonize . . . it’s a free spirit, I guess. 🙂
Three cheers for free spirits!
I love taking craft classes to learn new and different things and to have all the tools and materials provided. It lets you explore a variety of mediums without necessarily making a big investment. So much fun.
I got to do a few sleepovers as a kid, but we never got to do these fun things. Love those cards!!
I guess that’s the good thing about being a grown-up . . . we can do whatever we want! 🙂 And I love those cards, too! I’m just learning how to make things like this! 🙂