Sunday, February 21, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Garland

This weekend my crafty friends got together for another fun day of crafting. This time we made St. Patrick's Day Garlands. I feel LUCKY to have friends that like to craft, enjoy good food and visit and laugh while creating. Jennifer, far left, found us a cute example to go by but there was no if, this was your post, let me know. Your picture was so cute, I want to give you credit!
It's so funny how we all look at an example and then make it our own with the fabrics, materials, ideas, etc of our choosing. Since I like vintage thing and love ephemera, I turned my garland (above) into a more vintage-y version.
Our hostess made us a St. Patrick's themed lunch with Irish Stew, Green Soda Bread, and Green Peach Ice Tea. Cheers to you Denise and Jennifer!
And here's the Hostess with the Most-est...Fredna. She always throws a great party and everything is so coordinated. I should REALLY get her involved in Blogging....she'd be awesome at TableScapes. She's also an expert seamstress and can whip up the cutest pillows and drapes.
Here are some of the items I pulled together to create my garland. Here is work in progress for some of the other ladies project.
The crafting table....where the creative juices were flowing...........
And here's my finished project.........I have a little bit more tweaking to do. It will go up on the mantle soon.

Are YOU lucky enough to have friends that like to do crafts with you??? Or do you prefer to work alone? I enjoy seeing every one's own personality emerge when I'm with a group...and of course, the girl talk is priceless. What's said at the crafting table----stays at the crafting table! RIGHT!!??!?! LOL!


  1. I love crafting with friends! We have had one craft night the last two months with another to come in March and April. Just 5 of us, we love keeping it to a small group so we can help each other out. I'm usually the one to put together the projects so I get to show up with the supplies. The other girls are in charge of the food. We are enjoying it so much! Love seeing your completed project!

  2. Looks like great fun! Your banner is adorable. All my friends believe they are artistically challenged. I even invited one to come over and make something with me in my art room and she never responded, LOL!

  3. Looks like ya'll had a great time! I would love to get together with friends, but instead of crafting, I would be building something. :)
    Nice blog!
    thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my media center. Tomorrow I show the finished product! :)

  4. You are so "lucky" to have crafting friends. My friends are not into crafting (even my sisters don't like crafting) so I work alone. Now my sisters LOVE what I make and give them...they just don't like going through the process of making it themselves....I think they figured out a great plan :-)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following..going to do the same!

  5. It looks like you all had a wonderful day. The banner is wonderful.

  6. Hi Susan:) Just wanted to say Hi and thanks for your lovely comment! This craft party looked amazing and so much fun!!! Made me miss my old sewing group I used to belong too before we moved. I love your garland!! Hope you have a lovely Day ~ Tina x

  7. Hi Susan... Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I always love to hear from Texans. I wish I could post more about my Old House but, since I'm not there, it's hard. Next time I go down, I'm going to take tons of photos.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I might do a craft project. It's been awhile but I have one in mind.

    Necel from the Old House in Texas

  8. I love all your garlands! You gals are one crafty bunch. I have never made a paper garland but I'm seeing them all over Blogville. I guess I need to get busy.:)
    I'm so glad you got to read Cherries in Winter! I'll be announcing a new book in the next week or so. Stay tuned!

  9. Look at how cute that turned out. It also looks like you all had a great time. Very fun!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.


  10. Those are some great friends! Getting together and doing what you doesn't get any better.

  11. Those turned out GREAT! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This will be the first year I actually decorate for St. Patrick's day, thanks for some inspiration. Cheers!

    Courtney @ RedHeadsCraftMoreFun

  12. Love your Banner...I also love to make them.
    Looks like you all had a great time.


  13. What a great group of gals! No, I do not have friends who enjoy getting together to craft. Sometimes I have big plans for such an event, but it's usually for Thanksgiving afternoon or something...too much going on. So I should explore this idea more. Yes, you should invite your friend to Blogdom. I can tell that she'd love to play!

  14. Great time with good friends, it looks like.

    Hello. Fellow Texas Blogging Gal member here to let you know about a giveaway of my Snail Mail Notes. Notecards include Texas themes and scriptures. You can see giveaway details at and see my notes at


  15. You truly are LUCKY to have a group of friends like that to craft with! Those banners are adorable!

  16. that looked like so much fun and the garlands are phenomenal! I love craft night with the girls, we have them once in awhile too, but I wish we had them more often, I may use this one for inspiration if you dont mind :)

    Cute blog too!

  17. Oh Susan, you are so blessed to have such sweet, fun friends to craft with! Nothing like wonderful girlfriends to have fun with! Love your new banner!


  18. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for stopping by my beachsnaps blog! Glad to have you aboard. I added myself to your followers and will check in again :) thanks for making my day!
    don't you love Linda @ Lime? she's so adorable.

  19. Hi, just wanted to let you know I borrowed your idea to do with my little girl, please stop by and view what we crafted up inspired by your little craft party!

  20. Love this sweet girly garland! Looks like you have had a marvelous time together!! Have a lovely week ahead!

  21. Aren't blogger friends just the best? Enjoy today and the rest of your week!

  22. How pretty! I love the banner!

    I wish I had friends to craft would be so fun to meet once a month and get together for laughs and making fun things. You're lucky to have such a great group!

  23. YOU ARE LUCKY! Good friends with common interests are worth their weight in gold! Love the tassels! Would love to have people over and exchange ideas.


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