Thursday, February 19, 2009

Camp Craft on the Lake 2009

Last year, 'round this time, I hosted my very first annual Camp Craft on the Lake.

And good gracious was it a blast!

It was then that I was a mommy of a newly turned 3 year old, 1 1/2 year old, and twin 7 month olds, and I was in desperate need of a break from bottles and diapers, and baby food and spit up. My husband, the wonderful encourager that he is, told me to, "Go do something fabulously fun for yourself, darling."

So I did. (So maybe he didn't say it exactly like that, but that's what it translated into for me.)

I took his advice and rounded up 9 crafty mommys--who also needed somewhere to relax quietly, besides behind their locked bathroom door--and we headed an hour away to the lake house to craft the nights away.

And now, it's that time again.

Tomorrow afternoon, we'll all be returning to the lake--plus 5 more team members--for another round of a craft-your-heart-out retreat. For the entire weekend, we'll be off to the far away land of inspiration, imagination, and artistication.

Ahh! I can almost hear it now...the rum of the sewing machine, the slash of the paper trimmer, the silence of knitting needles, the zing of creativity. While we all craft the town red, the daddies will be home managing the merrymaking of the little ones.

So, it's back to packing my paint brushes and buckets of Shanghai Red and Elated Cherry Pie.

What town wouldn't look good in those colors!

15 comments:

Stacey said...

Oooo that sounds fun! Enjoy. I know you will!!

Jessie's Girls said...

Aaaaah! That sounds great! I wish I could join you, but I guess I'll just have to deal with being 'stuck' in sunny Florida. I am more and more inspired to be craftier, but I'm pretty long on inspiration, and pretty short on motivation.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun:) I bet you will make some fab crafts. I'll make some here at my house so I feel like I am part of your secret club.

Michelle H

Following Him said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Enjoy and let the creative juices flow :)
~Elyse~

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh that sounds awesome!!!

Can I come?!?! I am not super crafty but I can produce some serious tie dye creations.

OK, I'll have my dyes and bags packed, just let me know where and when.

xox
*~Michelle~*

Stephanie said...

That sounds fabulous! I hope you have a great time!

Pam said...

My, that does sound just FABULOUS!

Have a fantastic, girlfriends weekend of FUN!

lori said...

soooo jealous! green with envy! mind if i suitcase hop one more time????

Aimee' said...

oh me, oh my...how I wish we were friends in real life and didn't live 5870423875 miles apart...this mama could use a break like no other. I've had a super bad week.

gina said...

So wish I lived closer- enjoy!!

Shannon Hartz said...

Hi there, I just wondered onto your blog through MckMama's - Nice to meet you - Sounds like you're going to have so much fun!!!

Shelly said...

I wish that I was coming,! Have a great time!

Kristin said...

How fun! And what a wonderful gift of time from MM. :)

Anonymous said...

Kristin, right on. MM must be one heck of a guy!

Lorie said...

Can I come next time?