Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine crop at my house

This past weekend Carrie and I hosted a Valentine crop with some of our dearest crafty friends. Along with the basic Valentine theme, we also did a little gift exchange called "I ____" that Carrie came up with. Each person brought five of one item they and then we drew names and traded. You can read more about how it worked on Carrie's blog, but let me tell you, it was so much fun!

I bought these little heart shaped tins a few years ago for really cheap at a yard sale.
I finally put them to good use!

My thing that I "" was fresh flowers, and I used them for centerpieces before giving them away to five of the ladies whose names I drew.

I made these tissue paper flowers and Carrie helped me hang them from the ceiling. And you can see my doily heart garland hung outside on the patio. {Doug has agreed to let me leave them up until after Valentine's day!}


 I made red velvet cupcakes and they were really yummy!

 In fact, we had all kinds of yummy things to snack on!

Yes, Carrie, the bowl was big enough to hold all the names!

Our friend Vee calls Carrie "Daughter" and nothing else. We her.

 Jenn worked on a magnetic advent calendar - ADORABLE!!!

Corri re-vamped a "follow your heart" sign that she found in the $1 bin at Target. SO cute!

Everything Barbara touches becomes a beautiful piece of art. These bags held the five things she ♥'ed.

 Barbara turned large match boxes into works of art. {Yes, Barbara, you are an ARTIST! Say it!}

 Michelle worked on a sewing project - the start of an adorable skirt.

And here we are, in all our glory.
A great day with great friends.
We these moments we get to spend together!
xo


19 comments:

Amanda said...

What a fun day and you all made so many different things. Those cakes look so yummy......I always seem to mention your cakes but they look so nice :)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Looks like such a fun time with good friends. Love all your decorations :o)

Sian said...

Well, wouldn't I have just LOVED to have been part of all that fun!

scrappyjacky said...

This sounds just wonderful,Deb....please come and host one at my house!!

Cheri said...

Color me GREEN with envy! Looks like a wonderful time with all kinds of crafty things going on! I would have loved to join your crafty crop!

Alison said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon...your decorations are really pretty-and the food yummy!
Alison xx

Carrie Rosalind said...

It was such a fun day and I LOVED your decorations. And I wish you had more red velvet cupcakes!!

Mom said...

Making everything you touch an occasion--love it! So pretty and fun looking. I'm going to have to plan a trip over especially to attend a crop! BTW, the flowers are soooo pretty! Love you! xo

JenCoen said...

Seriously! So Fun!!

Amy said...

I have no friends close by who like to scrap, I rely on my friends far and wide for that shared experience - your day looks very happy and a lot of fun!

Daniela Dobson said...

This looks like so much fun. I wish I lived closer.

Ginger said...

how lovely your crop looks! Lots of pretty decorations and those RVC cupcakes look delish :)

Margaret said...

What fun. I bet you guys laughed the whole time.

Karen said...

What a lovely way to spend a day with friends and what gorgeous projects you all made.

Irene said...

What a lovely group of talented artists. Looks like you had lots of fun and lots of goodies to eat. Wish I lived near you.

Beverly said...

It looks amazing and I love that everyone was doing their own thing! I would enjoy one of your cupcakes right now with a cup of coffee. Carrie seems to have a gift for coming up with party games/ideas ;)

Karen said...

Oh wow, does that look like fun! You sure know how to throw a party!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

looks like lots of fun! what a sweetie you are to host this!

Maria Ontiveros said...

This really makes me wish I lived closer! What a great looking day, and so great to see you making your new house into a home full of friends.
Rinda

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