Monday, February 1, 2010

Craft Day!

Two weeks ago I had my dear friends come over for craft day!  We started the day with brunch, mimosas and coffee.  Then we got down to business and started crafting.  You can take a look at the projects below!

The first craft of the day was first-aid kits for Haiti.  We wrapped up band-aids, combs, soap, gauze, toothbrushes, toothpaste and fingernail clippers in hand towels.  I can get the name of the church we dropped them off at, if you would like to contribute as well.
Here is the happy bunch!

Next we made little bowls out of doilies.  I can thank Kristin for this fantastic idea; she mentioned she used doilies instead of fabric.  I thought this option made sense because I didn't know what fabric people would prefer.  Here they are drying on the porch.

We then had a jewelry-making lesson from Kathryn!  Kathryn is a very talented jewelry maker and (hopefully) will have an etsy store in the near future...more to come on that!
Here are our creations!

Next we did our own version of "bunting".  Bora came up with an amazing idea to use old cards from family and friends.  You then cut them into different shapes and hang them together.  The traditional way is to sew pieces of fabric together.  I can't even sew on a button, so this was out of the question!
Below are photos:

I love the handwritten notes on them!

Let me know if you want directions to do any of these projects.  I'll be happy to write them out so you can diy!  I'll leave you with this pretty picture of the flowers I arranged for craft day!


  1. Those doily bowls were so cute! Just found your blog and will definitely follow along!


  2. What a lovely day!! All of the crafts sound fantastic. I hope I can make it to the next one! (thanks for the mention, too. ;)