How has it been over a week already since BE CRAFTY traveled to Spokane, WA to take part in The Farm Chicks show???
It was an extreme honor to be asked by Serena to participate this year. For years I have dreamt of attending as a shopper, so when she asked if BE CRAFTY would like to come take part, I almost fell off my chair. Ok, maybe more like I couldn’t stop smiling with excitement.
Every year Serena picks a theme for the show. This year’s theme was County Fair. The show is held the first full weekend of June and features antiques, vintage, crafted goods, and the most friendly and stylish curators around.
We filled the silo with 150 ladies with 5 workshop sessions. It was a fun full day of crafting.
| Photos credited to Sara Parsons Photography |
Bright colored streamers hung from the ceiling lights, and balloons filled the room to create a county fair ambiance.
We covered the walls with giant paper fans to resemble vintage rosette award ribbons. Lesley personalized a few of the rosettes with her fancy handwriting skills.
Ashley created the super cute pink and white paper valances that we hung over the windows. Swag bags filled the window sills that were handed out at the end of the workshops.
The first project we introduced was a decorating a kitchen towel. Templates of the United States, and for our Canadian friends a maple leaf were available to use to embellish each towel. Many of the ladies branched out and created their own designs too.
One of my favorite things about hosting workshops is seeing how everyone uses their creativity. For some, it’s following the instructions as told, and others will go off the instructed path and will be inspired to do their own thing.
Hamilton Beach sent irons to be used to adhere the pattern fabric to the kitchen towels.
After everyone completed their kitchen towel project, a table full of Behr paint was waiting for them to paint their farm animal on a jar project.
Cotton candy was made the day before by Sara and Lesley and placed in candy bags for each attendee to take home. The sweet Lisa Souers Design kindly let us borrow her cute blue metal cart from her show booth to hold all the cotton candy!!! And how cute are the hand lettered stickers Lesley made to seal each of the bags?
After the workshop ended, swag bags were handed out to each attendee . ( Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post all about the swag + giveaway)
The day was more then amazing. Thanks to all the girls who traveled to attend the show and spent an hour crafting with us. I had such a fun day with you. It is such a joy to see girls of all ages embracing handmade.
And to these girls who I feel so lucky to have as friends, who say “yes” to spending many hours behind the scenes helping me create and share the love of handmade with all those who attend BE CRAFTY workshop, thank you for all you do.
Lastly, A VERY special thanks Serena for inviting BE CRAFTY to your show and for being such an amazing host. It was such a joy to have the opportunity to work with you and your amazing team. You are truly special to me and so thankful for your friendship.
If you haven’t checked out “The Farm Chicks Show” it’s a MUST ADD to your bucket list !!! The show is held the first full weekend of June each year in Spokane, WA and features antiques,vintage,crafted goods.
Stay tuned to the blog this week for lots more photos and adventures from our trip to The Farm Chicks show.
A BIG thanks again to Sara for all the lovely photos and sharing your gifts with us.