Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Event

We survived our big weekend!

What a great time we had on Friday and Saturday.  We decided to have a day of shopping before the class day, so Friday 14 of us carpooled around town to some of Paula and my favorite spots.  We had so much fun searching for good junk while getting to know each other.  

Rust and Roses

Melrose Vintage

Lunch at Postinos

Found, Domestic Bliss

Dinner at Liberty Market

THE CLASS - before

THE CLASS - during

THE CLASS - after

Okay, we think the class was good, but can we talk about the food!  First we have the Canada ladies bringing us Canadian candy to munch on, but then Sandra brings everyone their own bag of these to die for cookies.....and it's Ann's birthday and she brought us all some Pumpkin bread.  I think it was just a continuous all day feed!
All weekend long we got asked if we were doing the class again next year....or for that matter any other event.  I told Paula, it's kind of like childbirth, we need to give it a little time to let the memory fade before we can think of it again.
Thank you to all the sweet ladies that came and spent a couple of days with us....it was great!!

On a side note, we had promised that after the class was over we would gather all of our "leftovers" to make several partial kits.  We have searched, hunted and gathered a pretty full grouping of goodies that were in the original "Junk Drawer Advent Calendar Kit".  It is missing a few items from the original kit, but we were actually surprised with how much we were able to come up with.  

There are 2 options - 

Kit #1 - $119 - still includes - digital download of pictures and instructions, butter pat, silver ladle, bottle brush tree, locket, watch movement, watch face, wood plaque, glitter, all chipboard pieces, pre-punched pin tops, pins, full ephemera pack, bird, red and black ribbon, burlap (for pin board), tin full of beads, findings and treasures.

Kit #2 - $109 - includes everything in Kit #1 except locket, silver ladle and burlap.

Kits do not include - clear stamps, rhinestone buckle, fork, small gold frame.  Also doesn't include the items that can be purchased in Etsy - tags, wings, ribbon.

All will be available in our Etsy store at 8:00 am pst, Wednesday, November 10th. 
Well, that lasted for 15 minutes!  Maybe I should say congratulation's to those that got one!


  1. You guys look like you had so much fun, I hope there is a "next time", I'll try my best to be first in line! I can't wait to dig into my kit!!! I know this was a ton of work, thanks to you both for all the fun and great stuff!

  2. I really want to go shopping with you! Looks like a fabulous time!

  3. What a wonderful, surreal weekend!! Thank you so much! We'll give you a breather - lol - but just know that we'd eat up any event/kit you put together in the future - literally!! The food was fabulous, the company better yet, but the icing on the cake was making this outstanding project with true gypsies. Magnifique!

  4. Looks like everyone had a great time - I'm totally jealous! But my kit is coming together nicely and I'm loving it.

  5. Looks like a lot of fun. You know how to plan a great experience for your guests. Wish I could have been there.
    I Can't believe the kits sold out already. :(

  6. I finished my advent calendar over the weekend, and I can't tell you how amazing I think you all are to put together such a wonderful project. The kit was beautiful from the minute I opened the box, to sticking in the final pin and tag. I love it! Thank you for sharing it.

  7. IT was everything I imagined and MORE! Had a blast and enjoyed every minute of the weekend. Thanks so much! Can't wait for my Valentine's Day project....(wink wink)You ladies are the BEST!

  8. Looks like so much fun! You girls are so awesome. Thank you for the kind words of sympathy for our little Rudy. We surely do miss him. Miss you too.