Saturday was one of the best days I've had in a very long time. I spent the entire day creating art, laughing with friends and exchanging gifts.
First of all - it was extra special because Sarah was in town!!! I missed my Sarah :)
The day started with a little baby shower/onesie making party for Jolene. Her girls came along too and we all got creative! We sewed and painted up a storm! Here is just a small sample of our creations:
These are mainly the painted ones that needed extra drying time.
Most were fabric creations. We cut out fabric, ironed on fusible interfacing and then hand or machine sewed them onto the onsies.
I will have to take some more pictures of the sewn ones - they were amazing!
Can you tell there were knitters in attendence - we had to do a sheepy one!
After the mini shower, we headed out for our Handmade Holiday Tea. Erin arranged for us to get together at Teavolve - a very zen little place on Eastern ave in Baltimore - for a holiday gift exchange. Basically, Erin assigned each of us a secret partner and we had to make a handmade gift for them. It was so much fun!
Here are the girls:
Erin and Jen
Gin and Jen
Jolene, Sarah, Amie and me
Chris and Erin again.
Cheryl was there too - but she hates getting her photo taken :)
We missed you Coleen!
We had tea of course. I had Earl Grey Imperial. It was delicious!
Each one came in a groovy green tea pot with a candle warmer bottom. I wanted to take one home!
And what's a tea party without tea sandwiches!
It turned out that Jolene had me and I had her! I made her some fingerless mitts and a Frenchy bag. I didn't get a chance to take a pic of the bag, but here's Jolene wearing her new mitts.
I designed the pattern for these - and I'll be posting it soon as a freebie. They are really great for that last minute Christmas knitting project! Check back soon for the pattern!
Jolene made me this amazing lace scarf! I love it!
Not only did she make me the scarf...
She included all these goodies too!
The cutest little Scottie dog ornament (pattern by All Sorts) (Which looks just like my boys!)
A gorgeous copy of one of my favorite books - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...
and some handmade soap...
Thanks for an awesome day ladies!
(I haven't stopped wearing my scarf yet!)