Happy Monday friends!
I had an absolutely awesome weekend and I couldn't wait to share in today's post. On Saturday I taught my very first DIY craft class (I talked about it earlier)! Eek! Even now afterward, I can hardly believe it already happened. I had an amazing time, it was so fun crafting with everyone, and according to my best friend who came (I required bestie support and she kindly complied), the class was a success. I hope everyone had a good time and learned some new techniques. I cannot wait to teach another class!
I have to give a HUGE thank you to Eva of The Wedding Pantry. She is the absolute sweetest and I cannot thank her enough for letting me use her great space for the class and for providing support. It was such an exciting step for me and my growing business and Eva played such an important role in that. Eva, I appreciate your kindness like no other.
Of course another big thank you to everyone that came. I hope everyone had as much fun as I had. Hopefully you can utilize these techniques in future crafting projects for your weddings, your parties, or just to beautify your everyday lives.
And finally thank you to my blog and Twitter friends for wishing me luck. It meant so much to me to read your comments and tweets and I was so pumped going into it with all your support. Love you guys!
And finally for some pictures! Most of my time was devoted to the class but I was able to snap a few shots for the blog's sake. And I have more fun pictures to share tomorrow too. Enjoy!
The craft space before the class started. This space that The Wedding Pantry offers is really great, perfect for classes. I couldn't have asked for a better location.
Everyone got their own pack with all the supplies they needed. And then of course there were the communal items like the bakers twine and washi tape. Eva and I were cracking up over my red bakers twine...jumbo size! Seriously, this is a lifetime supply. I was joking saying that I will be able to pass it down to my grandchildren because there is no way I'll go through it all.
A close up of the packs. Yellow + grey + kraft paper = awesome color scheme!
I showed everyone how to make these pom flowers. This is one that I made as an example.
Hard at work making cuteness!
The poor-man's screen printing technique with freezer paper. This is one of my favorite things ever and I loved sharing it with everyone. You can do so much with it. This is what my friend Elysse made. She's got skillz! I loved her abstract shapes and mixing of paint to get the colors she wanted. Way to go Elysse!
This is a design I made quickly on a muslin bag. An easy favors bag for a wedding maybe? Just add guest's names or the couple's names and wedding date.
I had super talented students. The pink bunting was adorable and I loved the gradient from blue to silver on the 'H'. The white flower to the right of the 'H' was the other craft we made.
More talented student work! Cute pom flowers in a nicely decorated jar.
Thanks again everyone! Saturday sure made me feel like one lucky crafter. I'm still smiling from ear to ear.