Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Craft Weekend Fun!

Hi Everyone!

Melanie and I had so much fun on our craft weekend retreat. We spent 2 1/2 days at her cabin in the mountains crocheting, sewing and shopping!

On our way to her house, we stopped at a local thrift store and found treasures that we are so excited about!

Look at all of these sweaters we found for $4 each that Mel felted and cut up to make her bears.

The purple one on top is cashmere which is an extra special bonus!




We also found these fun and very warm vintage ski mittens for shoveling snow. They were only $2 per pair!




After our success at the thrift store, we arrived at her house and started crafting.

Here is Melanie cutting up sweaters to make bear parts.


and here are a bunch of wool bears ready to be stuffed!



While Melanie was working on her bears, I started working on the Mother Bear Project bears I started last week. Here they are with their newly crocheted arms waiting to be sewn and stuffed.


After Melanie was done sewing her bears, I showed her how to join the squares she has been creating for her afghan. Now it is all joined and just needs a border. It is almost done!

Boy, that was alot of crafting! Now it was time to go shopping again!

On Saturday, we went to Granby and visited the quilt store where I got the Pomp-A-Doodle yarn I showed you yesterday. :)

Then we headed up the block to ACE Hardware. They were having a 20% off sale of anything you could fit into their paper bags.

Melanie and I love a challenge so we picked the two largest things we could find, a rug and a snow shovel!

Guess what... we made them fit and got our discount!



The new rug!



and the shovel!

Hahahaha... How fun! We did not even rip the bags!


So as soon as we got back, we started crafting again. I could not wait to use my new pom pom yarn for my bears.
Here they are ready for some smiles to be embroidered on. :)

I will show you how they turned out as soon as they are done!

What a great weekend!

Tomorrow I will show you what Melanie and I got at the annual Boulder Weaver's Guild Fiber Art Sale we went to last Thursday. I just love this time of year! There is always an art show or sale to be found!

What shows have you been to in your part of the world? I would love to hear all about them and what you found!

22 comments:

Aniemother said...

Oh how fun!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love seeing what you girlz are up to!
We can't believe you got that beautiful rug and the shovel in a bag without ripping it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Manon Doyle said...

Love your finds at the thrift store! You girls are going to be needing those gloves *big time*!!

agent99 said...

Congrats on the QUADRUPLETS.....we love seeing your craftiness. Mom is drooling over the thrift shop sweater - shoe likes to make flower pins from those guys!

Gen & the Foo

Nancy Medina said...

How fun Melissy! I love those bears and you and your sister are so lucky to spend such quality crafting time together. Give Emmy big hugs!

Mare said...

You girls have so much fun together! Thank you for posting about your craft weekends...They truly do inspire me to get going!

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The OP Pack said...

You are so wise to block out time for having fun AND crafting. It is very hard to find time here.

Pearl said...

What a perfect weekend you and Melissa had! I know I always say that... but I am so jealous of your girly craft weekends!!!

Nevis said...

Love the bears!

What have I been up to? Mmm...last week we had a Halloween party...andnow I'm enjoying the stress-free feeling of not having to worry about a party! LOL!

Melanie said...

Can't wait for our next craft weekend! we will be using the mittens and the shovel for that one :)

Laura said...

Love the new touch of the necklace thingy around the bears' necks! Adorable! And I hope to never need a snow shovel again after last winter! Stay warm!

Lex said...

Oh wow you guys are on a roll!!
Melanie's afghan is going to be gorgeous! :)

marianne said...

You two sure have been busy!
So much fun and so nice to share it!

Liss said...

love the rug

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The rug is pawesome!

Great job AGAIN!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa!!! what fun ...looks like you had a wonderful craft weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! You guys have too much fun on your craft weekends. Mom says that shopping, crafting, and hanging out sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. I think you guys should have a dog retreat weekend.

Stubby xoxo

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow! You ladies accomplished A LOT together and the results are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing all your pictures and projects. =)

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Melissa. You and Melanie found some great buys! Love those gloves. Thats the kind mom uses too.
Our True Value store is having a sales like that- mom says she wants to find something cool like you did- instead of some house paint!
What a beautiful rug. And all that sweater fabric- what a find to make happy little bears.
love
tweedles

Resweater said...

Another fun weekend! Awesome sweater & glove finds!

GAIL said...

You two are amazing!