The beautiful Lombardi house, which hosted this years Handmade Holiday, was magically transformed into a crafting wonderland. Karen Kimmel and Stacy Bernstein from Crafting Community certainly know how to put on an event. I am a real sucker for clean, modern design with pops of bright color. Each
workshop was curated to perfection, neatly laid out with crafting materials aplenty. I was having a hard time holding back, I couldn’t decide if I was more excited to photograph every little detail or to get started on my crafts. My weird OCD stepped in and I had a moment of anxiety, that in less then 20minutes the doors would open to the public and chaos would unravel itself around each and everyone of those perfectly arranged tables.
If you decided to bring the whole family, which most people did (I was bummed that Coco didn’t want to join me for the second half of the day) there was something for everyone, even down to the food. The kids sipped hot chocolate from Quin. The parents treated themselves to coffee infused marshmallows. The kids ate hot dogs, the parents ate mouth watering lobster rolls and shrimp tacos… In between guests turned to The Juice for a health kick and sipped yummy flavor infused water by Hint to stay hydrated.
The crafts consisted of ornament decorating with glitter and paint supplied by Martha Stewart. Cookie decorating with stencils and spray https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-generique/ paint icing. Leather bracelets, key chains and necklace making. There were Gods Eyes to create, paper lanterns to construct and my favorite part of the event; learning how to macrame a plant holder! In addition we planted succulent gardens into pots with colored moss and crystals to place into our newly crafted macrame!! For those artists or little ones or maybe more for the Dads who are just not that into crafting, Undefeated stepped up with an awesome Frosty the Snowman illustrated T-shirt to color in. By then end of the day, when your hands were all burnt out there was just one last thing to do; Gift Wrapping. Fun papers, ribbons, bows and tapes to decorate and be ready to give for the holidays.
There were some additions to the event which took less skill and time, which I knew many parents were thrilled by; Nail art by Olive & June, Tattoos, Button making, customized holiday cards by Smilebooth and Sugar Paper. And if you weren’t in the making mood but were in a giving kind of mood, Crafting Community opened up a little pop up store for all to shop. To sum it up, the sun was out, smiles were big and the festive spirit was in full bloom. I enjoyed every second of this event, especially running into so many of my favorite faces. Thank you Karen & Stacey for hosting, I look forward to the Ace this summer.
Photos by Lauren Moore