It’s no secret; I love to throw parties. My house is kind of perfectly set up for backyard summer soirees, and I love to cook and decorate and talk with friends without having to leave home. A couple weeks ago, I invited a handful of people over for a (sloppily named, sure) “Learn/Teach to Craft Party.”
The idea was that between my circle of friends, you can learn to make just about any crafty thing. There was knitting, embroidery, crochet, wire-wrapping, decoupage (um, I think that’s what it’s called) …
And there were dogs. My little sister is this pup’s nanny, so he came along, as well as two of Gheybin’s little mousy-dogs.
I wanted there to be plenty of available supplies and inspiration, so I piled the tables with fabric, craft books, notions, thread and yarn. As well as bouquets made from the flowers growing in my yard and raspberry-mint lemonade. And a few poorly-executed baked goods. Providing good food is my weak spot when it comes to hostessing.
Eliza, on the left, was making a cute embroidered piece for the shop she used to work in, and Caitlin, right, knitted on a lovely shawl.
Juliette stitches adorable wallets out of old birth-control pill sleeves (awesome, right?) and Gheybin was knitting a striped pullover. Peeking at what other people make is another benefit of these parties; I really love it. I’m a definite craft voyeur.
Mereht taught Nadia how to wrap wire around stones to make pendants, and when Celeste (unpictured) came I taught the three of them to knit.