It's not often that I have a relaxing weekend but this past weekend was filled with craftiness galore! How often do you get to go to TWO craft events in one weekend?

It all kicked off Sat urday morning with a class at Collective Journey–this was my first class there since November! I know!! I am not teaching much locally and it is just a matter of time. I hope to pick things up again in the summer :) It was so much fun to see everyone in class and create together. We kept it casual and had a great time making butterfly diecuts, using new Jenni Bowlin punches by Fiskars, and playing with new Thickers that we customized with micro-beads–that was a mess – creating this fun little mini:

No ink, paint, or stamp was harmed in the making of this book–I KNOW!! Sometimes I find I am in a rut so I go a totally different direction and try to avoid the things that become my design crutches, so to speak. It was mighty fun!

After that I went shopping at a salvage place and then off to Sew Funky Market!!! I did not get to have a booth because I had scheduled my class for this day months before BUT I was able to get in and shop just before it closed. Here's what I got:

These items are from Inspire Lovely and Lint & Button. So fun!! I also got a bracelet for Katie. The market closed before I could shop from everyone — I hope to do the next market though!

On Sunday, we headed to San Pedro for the Crafted open house! We got a look at the warehouse space first hand!!! I am so excited to learn more about my booth and the tentative open date is June 29 so mark your calendars!!!!!!!!! 

And got to munch on some awesome food from the local food trucks who came out to support. 

Xaver took the pics and he is always trying to take pics of me :) The wind was blowing pretty good, huh?!

I will also be taking applications for staff to work the booth since I will not be able to work it myself every single Fri-Sat-Sun. Please contact me privately if you are interested :)

And, just for a fun, a little peek of a layout I worked on at the retreat two weeks ago…

That's all for now!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “How I Spent The Weekend

  1. Oooooooooooooooo, I want your little album!! : )
    So pretty!!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:13 am
  2. I have kits for sale in my etsy shop!!! Thanks for the compliment :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 10:36 am
  3. Looks like fun!!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm
  4. love the album and looks like you had a AMAZING day!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm
  5. What a great day full of inspiration, smiles and sunshine! Album so cute!

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:24 am
  6. Looks like you had a great weekend!

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:59 am
  7. Ooh, what a lovely craft filled weekend! And great food always makes everything even more fun! :) p.s. Thanks for posting pictures of the Crafted space. I’ve been hearing so much about it lately so I’m most intrigued!

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:15 am
  8. How exciting! I wish it wasn’t so far away! I will have to come up and check it out once it’s up and running and it’s a day you are working. It looks really cool!

    Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm