A week ago today, this was the view outside my house… A symbol of hope and peace that God gave directly to me before I had to go inside to pack for my trip to the Craft House in Kansas… which also happens to be decorated in rainbows. God is so good!
Imagine a 1903 Farmhouse… colorfully decorated, thoughtfully updated, but filled with vintage charm. Throughout the house there are touches of color, whimsy, and craftiness; (and fresh flowers, too!)
Every room was filled with metal framed beds and vintage quilts. Here was my bed!
We mingled, met ladies from across the country, and were served our first meal with our one and only rule; no clearing your plates! We were served and pampered the entire weekend. Our first craft was a simple rope rainbow. I made two, though I should have made more — my girls all loved them! Throughout the weekend, ladies would jump in and make more; some even made necklaces and earrings!
Did I mention the food was UH-MAZING!? Every meal from scratch…
We headed to the antique store and barn our first morning since rain was in the forecast for the second day, (though it never came!) I’d say the barn was more torture than anything, because I knew a huge, gorgeous old library catalog wasn’t going to fit into my bag to bring back to California. (Bummer) But, I am happy with the little things I did find, and can’t wait to plant succulents in my “new” bread pans! Thanks for the fun red door pic with me, Kimberlee! I am so blessed to have finally met you and enjoyed the cinnamon rolls that have tortured me through the screen for so many years. They didn’t disappoint!
These two… God placed them in my room, and their love for Jesus touched my heart! What a blessing to get to know them!
“Creative Carmella” was the sweetest, and had me wanting to move to Tennessee to be her neighbor! (And, to learn all her jewelry making magic!)
We had a second full day of crafting, including jewelry making and painting. I will never look at clouds the same, again! Aaaand, French toast with raspberry butter is incredible!
Top Left: Meg, founder of Camp Create and owner of the Craft House, Top Right: Abbey and Tanya, Bottom Left: Kina, Bottom Right: Melinda
The “obligatory” picture on the rainbow stairs with sweet Leighanne fromTexas.
Top: Kristi, Bottom: Carmela, Right: “Honey,” our wonderful speaker for the weekend, sharing humor, God’s word, and goodies from her ‘happy bag’
Heart glasses courtesy of Honey’s Happy Bag!
Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to be a part of this special group and to meet so many wonderful women.