Sunday, December 09, 2007

Handmade Weekend

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:

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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.

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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!

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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
Erin and Jen

Gin and Jen
Gin and Jen

Jolene, Sarah, Amie and me
Jolene, Sarah, Amie and Jody

Chris and Erin again.
Chris and Erin

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!

"Green" tea

And what's a tea party without tea sandwiches!

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.

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!

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Jolene made me this amazing lace scarf! I love it!

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Not only did she make me the scarf...

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She included all these goodies too!

Lace Scarf and goodies

The cutest little Scottie dog ornament (pattern by All Sorts) (Which looks just like my boys!)

Scotty stuffy

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!)

Lace Scarf


Amie said...

So glad I got to spend it with you!

Love you all!

Ruth's Place said...

Looks like a fabulous time, how cute are those tea pots!! The onsies look great too, and that little scottie ornament is wonderful.

Glad you had a great day.

Lolly said...

What a lovely day! it looks like you all had a nice time! Beautiful photos~

Hope John is well~

Jolene said...

Jody, I am so glad you like your gifts! They were all fun to make.

I had the best time making the shirts for my boy. He is going to be so well dressed. Samantha took over the fantasic colorful rainbow fun fur blanket.

Talk later.

Stacey said...

what a great time! that is so neat that Sarah got in on the swap too... :)

bySarah said...

I miss you too.
Awesome pics.
I love pictures where I dont look like crap (it happens so infrequently), so thank you!

Coleen said...

I'm so glad you all had fun, but I'm still sad I missed it! Can't wait to see you on Friday!! xoxoxo

Kimberly M., a.k.a. KimberlyKnits said...

I love all those onesies, the tea pots, the scarves, etc. You and I have to get together and knit sometime. I know lots of great yarn shops. :)

-- Scarlet

Leigh said...

What wonderful goodies! Looks like a good time was had by all. I think I need a handmade weekend sometime soon. (Preferably before Christmas so I can finish up a few things :)