Craft Day Party!

When my buddies Nester and Reeve announced that they were going to host a crafting day once a month, I was beyond excited.  I sent in my RSVP the second I read the email.  YESSSS I would be there!  I am actually a little embarrassed to tell you what I got out of in order to be at the first meeting!  So I will keep that to myself!
We just had our first crafting day and our project was making Doily bowls!  The crafting group was a mix of women that I knew and women that I had never met before.  We met at Nester’s house, so of course I had to sneak some pictures of her house in all decorated for Christmas along with the how tos!

1.  Grab a doily.  If you don’t have one, you can find them at any thrift store or antique store.  One of these was actually from the Dollar Tree!  Can you tell which one!?!?

2.  You will need a bowl, the size depends on your doily and what you want the end product to look like.
3.  Cover your bowl with clear plastic wrap.

4.  Pour your Stiffy Fabric Stiffner into a bowl.  You can find it at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.  I wonder if regular Elmer’s glue would work!?!
5. Drown your doily in a bowl of Stiffy and then squeeze out the excess. 
6.  Drape Doily over your bowl.
We will miss you sweet Caroline.

Nester cooks like she decorates…AMAZING!

Yes that owl is wearing a fur.  Love!
Nester is always so good at using what she has.  Here she wrapped her seashells with yarn for beautiful, handmade, one of a kind ornaments.

7.  Dry on a rack in the dryer for about 30 minutes or until it is totally stiff.  If you don’t have a rack just let your doily dry overnight on the counter.

8.  Hang out with some old friends and meet some new.

TA DA!!!

9.  Time to fill your doily with lots of goodies!

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9 Responses to Craft Day Party!

  1. caroline December 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    oh my, you're fast! great pictures friend! it was so good to see you. i know we'll keep in touch…

    keep posting pics of these amazing craft days. sad i'm gonna miss them. love you girl.

  2. Rosa Murillo December 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Angela I would love to go too!!! Could I hide in your bag next time you go?? Looks awesome!

  3. Andi's English Attic December 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    So not only do we get a 'how to', we also get to sneak a look at this beautiful home. Thank you. xx

  4. Button Bird Designs December 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    We are so going to miss you. Please let's stay in touch!! Lots and lots of love!

  5. Button Bird Designs December 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Of course you can hide in my bag Rosa!!! Or you could just come with!! Maybe you could teach some of your many artistic secrets!!!

  6. Button Bird Designs December 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Isn't her house amazing!!! I couldn't even talk to anyone for the first few minutes because I was so distracted!! She makes me want to makeover my whoever house!!
    Love and Merry Chrismas!

  7. reeve December 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I had such a great time. So glad you came!

  8. Rhondi December 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Angela
    What a cute idea for doilies! Since Caroline has to leave the group can I take her place?? I live in Charlotte so I could easily get there :) Maybe you need an older, not necessarily wiser addition to the group?

  9. Button Bird Designs December 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Rhondi we are neighbors!!! I will let you know if she is taking new people! It would be so fun and nice to meet you!

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