This past Saturday the BE CRAFTY studio welcomed the amazing Lesley Zellers and a lovely group of ladies for a afternoon of chalk art and Valentine’s day inspired crafting.
The extraordinary Melissa from The Faux Martha spoiled us with her amazing homemade italian soda syurps for our Italian Soda bar . I might have had more then my fair share of her delicious heart stamped sugar cookies.
If you would like to learn more about our Italian Soda bar hop on over to Melissa’s blog. Today she is sharing the anatomy of an Italian Soda
It was such a treat to have Lesley chalk all of the chalk boards.
A few weeks ago I found this cute metal library catalog at the thrift store. I knew right away it would be perfect for our treat display. With it being in such rough shape, I spray painted it white, which just happened to match the treat table.
Jessica made the most beautiful flower arrangements that fit perfectly inside two of the catalog drawers.
The book shelf was filled with all shades of pink and red paints for our heart stamp dishtowel and painted bead project.
The big pink and white balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu were a huge hit. I think every party needs one or two them.
My newly painted pink french dresser was filled with project supplies. Hanging above the dresser is Maggie Holmes party banner which is part of her new Confetti collection.
Lesley taught everyone tips and tricks on creating chalk art. She always amazes me.
After Lesley’s lesion, everyone created their own chalk art on their chalk canvas from The Modern June.
By the end of the workshop everyone went home with 3 handmade projects.
- Heart stamped dish towel with sewn lace trim
- Geometric wood beads painted necklaces
- Oil chalk canvas wall hanging banner
Each attendee went home with a heart stamped canvas bag full of swag from our amazing sponsors.
A big thanks to our swag bag sponsors who sent us items from their handmade shops:
- Pen and Paint
- Emily Steffen
- Live sweet shop
- Julep Maven
- Drew B. Photo
- Pretty Girl Designs
- Abby Hyslop
- The Modern June
- Inspire Lovely
We filled the studio with over 25 girls . What a fun day it was.
A big thanks to the lovely and talented Jessica who spent the day capturing our day behind the lens.
For upcoming BE CRAFTY workshops follow along on INSTAGRAM @amandarydell and here on the blog for announcements. We have some fun plans in the works. Can’t wait to announce our traveling spring workshops with you very soon!!! We will also be having a Mothers Day/spring workshop here in Minneapolis. Date is TBD.
All photos by Jessica Kesterson of Jeff Loves Jessica Photography.