We have this lovely sister like blogger with a heart of gold.
You might just know this fine gal~ Stacey, and she blogs at Poofing The Pillows.
Stacey is graciously assisting me in coordinating this craft retreat.
A good bit of this tale began when Stacey sort of scooped up us Texas gals like we were
melting dollops of neapolitan ice cream on a hot August afternoon.
Oh she didn't stop there, she gently corralled us all in as if we were wild long horns on the
wide open prairie, thats just her natural way, and when she urged us to do so, we minded.
After that she had us all vote because it had to be fair, on our name for a Facebook group.
Now we stay connected in many ways, empowering, caring and supporting one another
and you know that is a powerful tool.
Women helping women to succeed.
From that point on various events have been planned and well one thing led to another.
This tale has the potential to get wordy, because I am a talker and I am trying very hard to
stay on track.
First off I just must say that the blogging community is a unique, powerful and uplifting
At the end of the day, at least for me, it is about creativity and camaraderie.
I am sort of crafty, but not really and truly crafty.
So, I didn't just wake up one morning and say let's have a craft retreat.
It has been a process and well, there have been several bloggers who have influenced me
in my desire to do this and they probably don't even know who they are.
But you see, we can all be mentored, no matter our age, education,
expertise, qualification or know how.
One person, or many, can influence you and make a lasting impression on your
creativity, your thoughts and choices.
When I first began blogging in late Fall of 2012, I felt very small, like a fish in the big ocean.
I was enthused, but I was lost-maybe a little bit like Dory in Finding Nemo.
So, I just kept swimming, in a laborious manner.
But then a bright eyed blonde blogger came swimming along at that very time and gave me
the encouragement I needed.
That special blogger lady is KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms.
I think I might just have floundered and sunk without her all inclusive demeanor.
In fact, KariAnne is going to be our super cute, super sweet, talented caring and sharing
producer at our upcoming Texas Bloggers Craft Retreat on June 7th, 2016.
She is going to share her Hoffman Fabric Line with us and we are going to be making some
Fabric and Friends
Does the fun stop here-no way!
The retreat just keeps going, we haven't even gotten to the sweet tea or handmade sugar
cubes in the shape of hearts...smile...(my project, this I know I can do!)
We will be creating several crafts to take home with us under the direction of two other
lovely, articulate, creative, caring and talented bloggers.
Laura from Decor To Adore and Judith from Botanic Bleu.
These gals have some delightful crafts planned that might just include lace, butterflies and
vintage book pages and more.
Then there is Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy who has inspired me year after year with
her creative trips to Southern Exposure where crafts were made, conversations were rich
and lasting friendships were born.
I have longed for a Texas version of Southern Exposure for a very long time, this is my
extension of that dream ignited by Jeanie's posts.
Oh, there are many more of you who inspire me.
My sweet family, dear friends, from near and far.
We are a community of bloggers, a vital group of women, who help women to be the best
they can be.
Next week I will be sharing the importance of the Five C's when organizing a Craft Retreat.
If you have any tips to share, I would love to hear from you.
If you are a Texas Blogger and would like to be added to our FB group, or receive information on the Craft retreat please email me.
Cedar Hill Farmhouse