Ok, so my skills will never match some of those crafty ladies, and surely never the design queen herself, but I had so much fun chugging along with other happy crafters.
If you follow Design*Sponge as closely as I do, I was patiently awaiting an Atlanta event announcement for quite some time. Limited seating- hands on session instructed by Grace Bonney- signed copy of the new book- party to preclude with a photobooth and yummy goodness!? SIGN ME UP! I managed to snag a spot along with 24 other lucky individuals to participate in the craft session pre-book fest.
Here are some photos of the event:
Shiny new copy of Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney.
The craft tables. Project: Freezer Paper Monogrammed Handkerchiefs. Lesson learned: Cutting small objects with an exact-o knife is not necessarily a strong point for me.
Does this make me a creep-o?! No shame, people! It was my first signing!
Even the banners are full of fun. My iPhone picture taking performance... not so much.
This is the one I'm most sorry about. They had mini grown-up, handmade poptarts from a local bakery with fresh fruit. Delicious does not even touch this stuff.
The sweet photobooth back drop. I went alone so didn't feel the need to get my mug snapped. Ok, this note was not included to induce sympathy. No tears, people! I had a blast!
All and all, it was fabulous. And despite her strenuous tour, Grace managed to keep the energy up and help all of us out that just didn't seem to get it. Did I mention that she's also like the cutest little lady ever?! I'm happy to see her succeed and can't wait to dive into my book for some inspiration.
If you have a chance, take a peek... and then buy the thing, duh.