A few things I love:
- The barn.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Craft night. At the barn. Making upcycled wood signs.
Last month, I volunteered to host craft night. At the barn. The thing was, the barn wasn’t even close to being done.
Mwahahaha … I’m a crazy, evil genius.
If hosting a party doesn’t light a fire under you to finish projects, I don’t know what will.
Despite the fact that it was a bit stressful, Ryan worked hard and the barn was *thisclose* to being done for craft night. And 12 (amazing) women showed up to hang out with us at the little barn.
Note: 12 people is just about the max occupancy for the barn apartment and deck. For future reference.
My friend Shannon came over and set up all the tables and chairs on the deck (because she’s amazing and I was too busy taking photos of the barn apartment for the blog … priorities).
It was so fun to take in the view and the beautiful evening with friends. I loved it. Truly. I want to do it all the time.
Oh, and I decided to share this next photograph solely because it showcases the face that Michelle makes every single time I bring out a camera. (I am so evil for posting this, because I require pre-approval for any photo she posts of me.)
I wish I would have taken a photo of the spread of food. But just think “yummmm” and that’s what it included. There were desserts. There were dips. There was soup. The best. I even brought home a cheesecake
and ate it all myself.
Plus, our friends at Protea Wines USA heard about our little upcycling craft night and sent us over a couple bottles of their delicious white and red wines (in those beautiful bottles).
Not only was the Protea Red delicious (and yes, I may be drinking some right now as I’m typing), but the bottles are totally going to be recreated into another project. They are just too gorgeous. Stay tuned. (And check out some other Protea upcycled wine bottle projects.)
Speaking of beautiful projects, here’s the two wood signs I created. (These were actually made using scraps of boards that were cut when Ryan was building the barn.)
I love this saying. And it’s a good reminder when I’m feeling nasty. (design from 1,000 Scientists)
And this saying is also quite fitting as we are gearing up to downsize to 320-square-feet, don’t you think? (design from My 3 Monsters printable)
I learned how to make signs from the insanely talented Jen from Onion Grove Mercantile. She is the master and my little signs have nothing on her talent. But, I do find painting signs to be very soothing.
You can create your own designs and transfer them to the boards. Or in this case, I just found a bunch of rad printables on the Internet and printed them on ledger sized paper. (To the tune of .20/apiece at Staples.)
So, that’s a little peek into last month’s craft night, in all its glory.
Who’s coming next month?
Thanks to Protea for sending us the wine for our little craft night.