Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chicago Craft Social

Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a craft table at the Chicago Craft Social, and let me tell you, I had a blast!!

I hosted a table sponsored by Plaid (thanks Mod Podge Amy!) where we used Mod Podge, paint, glitter, fabric, and paper to decorate paper mache letters for our homes. If you remember, I did a little teaser post here.

Well, let me tell you: there were some incredibly crafty women there! I had such a fun time helping people learn to use Mod Podge while watching their creativity unfold.

First of all, I have to mention the venue. The Social was held at Catalyst Ranch in the West Loop of Chicago, and I have to say, this is the coolest venue I have ever seen. Super eclectic, funky, and colorful, it was the perfect spot for crafting!

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My table was all set up and ready with a sign, paper mache letters, and all the paint, Mod Podge, and brushes I could ever need!

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Once the doors opened, there was a flood of women of all ages filling every seat in the place. And let me tell you, the women I had at my table were amazing! Some used fabric...

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Some used paint...

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And one girl even found an old Charlie Brown book in the scrap pile and used the characters to create a Peanuts R!

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And the finished products were just so cute.

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Everyone had a fantastic time, and I was so happy I could be a part of it!

Another great part was catching up with great crafty friends, like Candie Cooper!

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And of course, the woman who founded it all and is just a pleasure to work with, Amanda Edwards. She followed her dream of hosting a huge Chicago-wide crafting social event, and now each one is bigger and more amazing than the one before it!

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day with me! It was a blast!


  1. Aww this looks like so much fun! I miss living in Chicago :(

  2. This looks like so much fun. I am super jealous of all your Plaid goodies you had to work with.

  3. So glad it went well! I wish I could have been there! The venue does look really unique!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun! Wish I could have gone!

  5. Those are so much cuter than the ones that are for sale in the stores. You've given me a great idea for my kids rooms Thanks!

  6. Looks like so much fun! I live about an hour or so from Chicago in Northwest Indiana and would love to attend one of these sometime...If you could give me some info, I would love