Last month some girlfriends and I went to the beach to celebrate craftiness.  Sarah, Sciarrino, Erin, Kristen, Jenna, and I headed to Pacific City on the coast to get our craft on. We were each responsible for a project or activity, and of course we brought lots of other things to do as well, including games and great food.

My project was mini books. Everyone’s turned out so great. I love how different and special they each are. And how everyone had a different process (that’s Kristen’s laid out above).

Other projects: natural dyed scarfs, bottle cap art, freezer paper stencils, necklaces.

Plus great food.

Such lovely friends and such a great weekend. It’s so easy to forget these kind of single adventures when you have a significant other. Then you add a child, and for us it’s all about family time. We can never seem to get enough. So it seems kind of selfish in a way to take days away from the family. But coming home relaxed, inspired, refreshed… that is really worth something for me. I don’t do this kind of thing often, but I want to make sure I remember to let myself have this time, because I really am a better everything else (partner, mom, friend) when I do.

7 Replies to “Craftification”

  1. What a fun girl’s weekend! You are so right, taking time for yourself every now and then really does make you a (better everything).

  2. i loveeee this. inspires me to get my girlfriends together for an art day!

  3. is it next year yet? i’m ready for another craftcation!

  4. I agree – I came home feeling refreshed as well. What fantastic weather we had too – it was a great trip.

  5. Would a quarterly craftcation be too much? Wonder what we’re laughing about in the last photo—whatever it is I like it.

  6. Sciarrino,
    I was wondering that too. I think something about the romantic sunset? Not sure, I love it too!

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