BE CRAFTY under the lights

About a year ago I discovered the White House Boutique girls while searching online looking for antique and upcoming junk events. I secretly stalked their Facebook page (before Instagram) wishing we could be friends.

Fast forward to May,  I was sitting in their truck driving around digging for junk at their local city clean out event in Fargo, ND. Our love for vintage and repurpose goods made us instant friends.

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I was so honored when Katie asked me to bring BE CRAFTY to their farm during their last summer White House  farm junk event. If you are in the Northern MN / ND area, check these girls out. They are crazy talented and have the best vintage goodies a girl dreams about!!!

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We strung our lights, gathered Katie’s camper, brought the cupcakes and supplies for a fun and hot afternoon of crafting outside on the farm.

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Everyone enjoyed ice cold raspberry lemonade in our Mason Bar jars and tried to stay cool from the hot sun.

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The afternoon was spent learning different painting techniques along with making our very own chalk paint. Everyone got to choose from a unique selection of frames and created a painted chicken wire or chalkboard frame.  We also created our own handmade laundry soap and painted mason jars to take it home. paintingfarm

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We  were so lucky to have the most amazing handmade shops share their goodies with us.  A big thanks to :

If you haven’t visited their etsy shops, go. These girls are my favorite.

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What a fun day we had out on the farm. Laughter filled the hot humid air, and I think everyone left ready to start their next painting project when they got home. farmallofus

Days like this fill your heart.

A big thanks to Rosie for spending the afternoon with us. Her magic behind the camera amazes me, and we are so grateful for these images she captured. They remind us that we all need a little time set aside to create and bring a little more handmade into our lives.

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All images are credited to : Simply Rosie Photography

 

  • September 3, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Katie - A day I will never forget and will cherish for a very long time! Way too much fun hanging out with you all! Until next time friends! xoxo The White House GirlsReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Stephanie - Hello!

    Wondering if you know what color of pink paint that dresser is painted?ReplyCancel

    • September 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm

      amandarydell@gmail.com - Hi Stephanie,
      Its Ruffles by Behr paint.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2017 - 10:06 am

    And we’re open !!! » Be Crafty - […] friendship grew from there. We collaborated together over the last couple years  hosting a Be Crafty workshop out on the girls family farm to vintage sales in the studio .  We even opened a pop up vintage […]ReplyCancel

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