What a great year it was for Be Crafty. Looking back at the year I am filled with so many emotions. If you would have asked me at the beginning of last year what I wanted to do with BE CRAFTY for the year I probably would have never imagined things would have turned out the way they did.
Besides creating and organizing pretty crafty parties and creating fun new projects, I had the opportunity to meet some amazing and creative ladies. Gathering a group of ladies to craft and connect with one another for an afternoon is what BE CRAFTY is about. I am so blessed by all of you who came out and spent your afternoon at the BE CRAFTY studio or traveled to attend one of our traveling workshops.
In 2014 BE CRAFTY travled to 5 workshops 2 of them being In Arizona where I was able to collaborate with an amazing group of bloggers who I look up to and and am inspired by daily. We traveled back to AZ in September for a fall inspired workshop with Maggie Holmes. I’m still dreaming of those big dream catchers we made. In the late summer I traveled 6 hours to Northern MN to the White House Boutique farm and got messy painting and enjoyed shopping at the WHB girls vintage farm sale after the workshop. The next weekend I hopped on a plane and traveled to Chicago to collaborate with the amazing Shop Sweet Lulu. Those girls sure know how to make a pretty party. Our final on the road workshop brought Lesley and I back together . We both drove close to the same amount of miles and met in the middle at Lincoln Nebraska. Jessica and I ended the year with our largest workshop held in the studio with over 20 girls creating and painting handmade gift wrap.
I am so thankful to all who helped make BE CRAFTY a huge success in 2014. I could never do these workshops alone. Thank you to all the behind the scenes helpers who helped clean up, carried bags full of supplies to set up and who are always supporting my crazy ideas. To all the photographers who captured our workshop behind the lens, thank you for spending the day with us and using your gifts and making our workshops look so pretty. To all the bakers and makers who severed treats to fill our bellies while we crafted. To all the handmade shops, THANK YOU for sponsoring our workshops. For staying up late and sending your product for our attendees to enjoy. And finally, THANK YOU. For supporting BE CRAFTY and coming out to craft with us. I love spending my afternoons with you crafting and making pretty things.
I am so excited to start 2015 prepping for our first workshop that sold out within hours of posting. Since the beginning my goal will always be to bring women of all walks of life together for a afternoon of crafting and spending a afternoon together no matter what skill level. I can’t wait to see what 2015 has for us!!!!
VALENTINES / MINNEAPOLIS STUDIO
To celebrate an amazing year, I’ve gathered a few goodies from this years swag bags to giveaway!! TWO lucky readers will win an assortment of goodies from our workshop sponsors. To enter the giveaway leave a comment below telling us where you would like to see BE CRAFTY travel and what kind of projects you are interested in learning to make!!! I would love to hear. Winners will be announced by Friday, January 9th.
2014 SWAG BAG SPONSORS :
1. Recipe For Crazy 2. Tiny Prints 3. Lori Danelle 4. Fancy That Design House 5. Pen and Paint 6. My Mom Snaps 7. Benzi 8.Steph Loves Ben 9.Kate Eschbach 10. KatyGirl Designs 11. Natalie Creates 12. Archetype Collective 13. Inspire Lovely 14. Barberry & lace 15. Willow Washi 16. Printic 17. 618LOVE 18. Give with Joy 19. Faber Castell 20.Live Sweet Photography 21.Maggie Holmes 22.Crate Paper 23.Studio Calico 24. Wifey Singer 25. Yellow Bungalow Shop 26. Ike & Co 27. Julep 28. Drew B Photo 29. Rainy Day Colors 30. Splendid Supply Company 31. Little Winter Shop 32. Sarah Vonne 33. Raising Up Rubies 34. Mason Bar Company 35. Ann Kelle 36. Celebrate Life 37. Whipperberry 38. Ella Rau 39. Myrrh Handmade 40. owlpeople 41. Shop Sweet Lulu
* Photo above does not include all 2014 sponsors. Giveaway winners will receive a variety of items from sponsors.