Crafty girls weekend at Karla’s Cottage

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Wow! This past month it seems like I've been on the art/crafting circuit. 

First Cassandra's gorgeous Marie event. Second, onto beautiful sunny CA to attend Kim's fabulous Moulin event, and last a small intimate crafting weekend at Karla's Cottage

 

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Karla wanted to host a small intimate get together of a few friends for a long weekend. Several of these gals I haven't seen in ages. So it was a real treat to be able to spend quality time with them all. 

 

We had no major agenda other than crafting and relaxing. A low fuss weekend which was perfect!

 

I was excited to finally see Karla's home. For years I have been reading her blog and seeing dozens and dozens of photos of her home and her craft studio. It was surreal to finally be standing inside her home and taking it all in for the first time. Her home is beautiful!!!

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O.M.G.!!!!


Three letters….

 

TDF!!!!!

 

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Omigosh I felt like I was walking in a vintage antique and treasures store. Pretties were everywhere!!!

 

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Karla even has a little coffee, water, snacks set up inside a vintage armoire.

 

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So pretty!

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All of us were buzzing and taking photos when we arrived. So much to take in. 

I was literally speechless!

 

Miss Heather

 

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Miss Suzanne

 

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Andrea sitting pretty.

 

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Karla had our whole weekend planned out.

Friday we headed downtown Kansas City for antique shopping at Bottoms Up and several boutiquey antique shops.

Before we headed out early morning we had a little tiny problem with the van.

After we all piled in the van ready to go and eager to shop

Karla cranked the van only to discover it was DEAD!

The battery was completely dead!

Thanks goodness her sweet son Ryan came to the rescue to help us out. We batted our eyes, smiled sweetly, and thanked him for helping us.:)

This photo of Karla holding the jumper cables cracks me up!

Clueless! (hee! hee!)

 

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Once the car was jumped we were on the road!

The shops were located in a grungy warehouse looking district.

Made for some fun shots!

 

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Pretty ladies Suzanne and Andrea

 

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We had a ball shopping. I think everyone of us found some special deals.

I love the look on Andrea's face! So happy!

 

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Lori and Heather

 

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I scored several vintage bunnies on the trip! Whoo-hoo!

 

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After a fun day of shopping we spent the late afternoon/evening visiting our sweet friend Carol Spinski.

 

We were all thrilled to have the opportunity to see her labor of love.

Her restored farmhouse.

 

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Carol's home is graced in the pages of the newest book

Romantic Prairie Style.

 

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Her house is stunning!

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I love this arrangement.

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Her guest bedroom in soothing shades of white and lavender.

 

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Her studio space was amazing!

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Adorable shot of buds.

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Carol was open arms and the most gracious hostess.

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She had her dining room table set beautifully!

We had pizza and wine for dinner. YUM!!

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We each received a packet of sunflower seeds.

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Cheers!!!

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Carol even served the yummiest dessert.

Strawberry shortcake parfaits.

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We made another toast!

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After dinner we headed outside to her quaint backyard and huddled up close in front of her new outdoor fireplace. 

It was the perfect evening for a fire. There was a slight chill in the air.

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It was the perfect evening spent with great friends.

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Saturday we spent all day in Karla's studio crafting and making new projects.

 

I couldn't resist snapping photos of Heather's and Andrea's pretty supply stash.

 

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We spent the afternoon working and taking mini breaks to enjoy the beautiful day.

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It was fun to have Beth join us for the day!

 

Karla taught us all how to make these beautiful dress forms.

Everyone of them turned out so pretty and unique from one another.

 

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This is my Southern Belle

 

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Even big girls play with Barbie. 😉

 

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Karla and I also worked on paper mache mushrooms for my upcoming event.

It's amazing how fabulous Karla's mushroom turned out. Especially having never made one before.

 

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The weekend flew by fast. Too fast!

I enjoyed every waking moment spent with the girls and I can't thank Karla enough for opening up her home to us and being the perfect hostess.

 

Her home and studio truly is a fairytale cottage.  Im thankful for having the chance to play and be apart of it all.

 

Happy fun memories were made!

 

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Hope you are well my friends! I look forward to catching up with you all in blogland real soon!

 

Happy Spring!!!


XOXO,

 


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Ohhhh Jenn!!!
What a wonderfully amazing girl’s weekend!!! I am totally dying of excitement
to be there at the end of the month~~~
YAYYYY!!!
Thank you for sharing your fun time with us!!
xoxo
Lori

lori oles

It was so great to see you and the weekend flew by so fast!
Can’t wait to see you in October.
Take care my friend.
Lori

What a fab girls weekend! Love peeking into pretty homes & studios too ~ thanks for sharing! xo

looks so great! i think the fun was garanteed. warm wishes and a great creative week! di
;0) http://alba-linea.blogspot.com/

Jenn, I had the most wonderful time, thanks so much for coming. Now, I just can’t wait for October to see everyone again!!!!!

What a gorgeous group of ladies! Looks like it was a lot of fun.
Karla

Jenn,
Wow, you took such beautiful photos. Karla’s house is so pretty and feels like “home”. I am changing things in my home a little at a time and I love getting inspiration from others. Wishing you a beautiful day!
Hugs,
Kathy

OH MY GOSH IS NOT ENOUGH!!!!
This just makes my HEART go pitter patter even harder. I’m so so so so excited for Oct. Did I say SO?
Jenn, girls, this looked all so AMAZING.
Classy, jazzy, sassy, lovely beauties.
Sending big hugs.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxo

Wow, looks like it was a Blast !! I cant believe how tiny Karla is :) I love the picture of all of you downtown. :) I sure would love to come to your art retreat, maybe someday ! Hugs and Smooches for the little ones :)

Wow, jenn, you got some GREAT shots! It was such a fun weekend, and I miss you all!
xo andrea

oh it alllooks so lovely. what a gorgeous time you all had x

OMG- I really love the photo tour of your beautiful weekend!!! I felt like I was with you!!
Can’t wait for our fun in October!!!

Hello Hope its ok we used your craft picture on our webpage http://handmadebymeblog.co.uk/diy-wedding-invitations/
Thanks heaps
Samantha

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