Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Return to the Sequin Box

The BMC retreat I told you about yesterday was actually a birthday party for one of our founding muthas.

My sister designed and commissioned official club shirts as a birthday gift.


I made the project that necessitated a trip to the sequin box. It's a little wrist bag. We like shooting Patron, so it's a lime, get it? Cute, right? (Pattern and more pics are posted on my craft blog.)


Of course I wanted one for myself, too, so that gave me the opportunity to show you the bag with and without sequins. Sequin-haterz, admit it: It looks better con than sans, no?



Crafting took place at our retreat, too. When our little club formed, on the island in January, our host had her own little club. She and a few other women got together - often - to hand paint wine glasses. Our birthday girl requested that we do the same. So we brought wine glasses and martini glasses and shot glasses and salt shakers (a must have accessory for bad-ass tequila shootin' mamas such as ourselves), a slew of paints and paintbrushes, and our imaginations. (bonus points if you said 'imaginations' in your best starry-eyed Spongebob voice).


Yeah, I'm gonna stick with fiber arts, thanks for asking. There won't be any pictures of my work with the paint brush, 'cause those of you with pre-schoolers have better stuff hanging on your refrigerator right now. But it was fun, all the same.

14 comments:

FranticMommy said...

Hey! Love the BMC retreat idea! I may have to form one around here!

Anita said...

With sequins much better. I didn't get the "crafy" gene. I live vicariously though my friends. Nice work!

Pam said...

The T-shirts are oh so cute and I like the bag WITH the sequins. Unfortunately, like Anita, I do not have the crafty gene or the camping gene (or the gardening gene, for that matter). I'll have to live vicariously through you as well. Are you a gardener by any chance? I feel so inadequate.

Alex the Girl said...

It's amazing how us craftless wonders (Anita, Pam, and me) tend to awe you, The Sequined Wonder Girl. You are right, it was most definately better with sequins than without.

What I'd really like to know, aside from who stopped the rain, is how did you guys manage to paint while camping in the woods? Extrodinarily talented, I must say.

I don't have the double C gene (crafting and camping) but I swear, if it is as fun as you are making it out to me, I'd give it one helluva shot.

Gibby said...

Hhhhmmmm. I'm not sure what is cooler: the cute wrist bag (WITH sequins) or the fact that you girls shoot Patron...

Housewife Savant said...

Like you, I'm not so good with the painting of the paint.
But I'm not so good at fiber art either.
Or paper craft.
Don't talk to me about sCRAPbooking.
I don't care for beading, and I can't solder.

...and you have a craft blog.

I suck. (You ROCK.)

mama-face said...

yet another difference between men vs women camping.

Is it more refreshing crafting outdoors? Seems like everything is. more refreshing.

:-) "Return to the Sequin Box" love it.

MaryRC said...

well then you clearly didnt say "iiimaaaginaaaashuuun" correctly if your painting didnt sufice :) just kidding, but your pot holders ROCK!!

Noah's Mommy said...

so much better blinged out...cute cute cute

MiMi said...

ooohh, I LOVE the sequins! I trusted ya all along, you said it would look better with the sequins and it does!!! Sequin Lovers Unite!
AWESOME!
Macey

Unknown Mami said...

So much better with sequins!!! I love the bag. Love it!

carma said...

You guys are so crafty- love the sequined lime

scrappysue said...

sequins aLL the way baby...

WhisperingWriter said...

Okay, I love the sequined bag! Too cute.