I'd line them all up in a row on the worn hardwood floor while I drew on my chalk board.
All the while chatting to them, as they slumped over and I am certain now that they surely
As time went on I began to enjoy gathering up real people and organizing real events.
It could be as simple as gathering up Ladies for Luncheons, and craft fairs, or directing
Vacation Bible School.
So when the Texas Blogging group was formed I began dreaming of having a group of
talented, creative, funny, happy, snappy talkative and talented bloggy type people in my
home for a Art and Craft retreat .
This dream is actually happening on Tuesday, June 7th!
(If you'd like some tips on how to organize one just click on the link)
I am truly thrilled, similiar to a youngster...with the news that Summer Vacation has begun!
I have high hopes and plans for this retreat and it equates to more of my talented bloggy
friends from all over the country coming to Texas.
This could be you:) if you really wanted too...
So maybe in time we could name our gathering a brighten your life retreat!
Just wondering you know, as we all do from time to time...
Because you see, when we all get together on Tuesday we will be sipping tea through
colorful straws in cute little milk bottles with handmade sugar hearts sweetening it all up.
Nibbling on some really pretty homemade cupcakes, and you might just find some of us
sitting outside on the back porch or creating in the dining room, all the while sharing our
creativity and getting our craft on.
It sort of seems to me that in a world which is becoming somewhat disconnected that this
art and craft retreat is where we are going to reconnect, with ourselves and one another.
We are going to embrace the positive, uplifting, and creative genius inside of us and at the
same time begin brightening our lives with all those wonderous facets in our own being.
Sometimes we can forget how creative we really are and all that we need is a gentle
reminder that we can do it!
So, lets get moving on to the banner I made for this retreat.
Stacey and I were at Michael's searching for just the right this and that for this Craft retreat.
I knew I wanted to make a banner, so I gathered up some supplies and presto within an
hour I had a banner.
Do you know that I have never made a banner....shhhh....
I tell you, I can already feel my crafty mojo taking hold.
Supplies Needed For DIY Banner
1. Pinking shears
2. Pattern courtesy of Sweetly Scrapped
3. 4 sheets of Scrapbook paper
4. Fabric flowers
5. Petite Wood Clothespins
6. mambiSticks letters
Directions For Banner
Print out pattern (or make your own) place pattern on sheets of scrap book paper and cut out using pinking shears.
Spread all banner pieces out on a hard surface and attach letters.
Add Fabric Flowers
Cut twine to desired length
Attach banner to twine using two mini clothespins.
Hang banner where desired and remember to brighten you life with what makes you happy!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend filled with joy, a healthy dose of laughter and creativity!
Love Of Home, Life and Linda, Cozy Little House, Cedarhillfarmhouse, J & J, VMG 206