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January 2, 2014

Valentine Makerie

Edited - This event is now full.  If you'd like to be put on the waiting list just let me know. Patty 1/3/14

Last year I started hosting Makerie craft parties in my home for friends both old and new.  When I discovered myself overbooked and overloaded and overstressed late last year and decided to start cutting back on commitments, I knew these gatherings would not be one of them. 


They just flat out bring me joy...


My plan is to host one every other month, holding the attendees to twelve ladies and two easy projects. 


Ready or not the first one is on the calendar for January 17th, at 7:00 p.m.  The theme will be Valentines Day, the fee will be the same, $20.00 and as always the spots are on a first come first serve basis.  I always ask that each lady bring either a sweet dessert or savory appetizer and 12 copies of the recipe to share.


Last year I found it hard to turn people away and often overbooked by one or two (okay, maybe four) but this year I am holding firm to twelve.  I have found that's a number I can comfortably fit in my home and still have the time and space to interact with.


These are the pictures and pins from other talented artisans that I have drawn my inspiration from.  Their websites are lovely and I encourage you to go have a look at their work.  If you still need more inspiration take a look at My Valentine Pinterest board.  Oh my...such loveliness!


I won't show you the actual projects we'll be making until the party because I like for there to be a little surprise element for my guests.


If you are local to Southern California and would like to join me, there is a PayPal button on my sidebar to reserve your spot with.  If you really want to come, don't wait too long as the spots fill up fast.

Happy creating!

xo, Patty

15 comments:

  1. Dear Patty,

    happy new year to you-from far away germany-I would like to live near Southern California for join in-because I LOVE you crafts!!!!
    Ines

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend an evening! It makes me wish I lived in Southern California:>)

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  3. Oh if only I lived closer! I would so love to attend one of your makeries - it's a fab idea and your makes are always so lovely.
    xx

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  4. such a great and fun way to craft!!! I love those valentine ideas

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  5. The valentine ideas are so pretty and clever! I wish I lived closer to you, I would definitely sign up.

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    1. Hi mamadawn. There is a paypal button on my side bar. Your payment registers you and I will send you all the party details. Patty

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  7. This sounds like an awesome, fun evening!! I am in SoCal, but could you please tell me what city you are in? Thank you!!

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    1. Hi anniedo. I can't find an email for you so I hope you check back here for a response. I am in Los Angeles County.

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    2. Thank you! I'm new to leaving a comment on a blog. I was just wondering how much of a drive it would involve. I am near the 57/60 freeways.
      Thank you!
      anniedo2@gmail.com

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  8. Oh, I so wish I could! You've got a good thing going there. Good for you!
    Brenda

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  9. I so wish we were closer, Patty. I love Valentines Day and your party would be so fun. Just what I need to get going this year. I know everyone will have fun. I'll be watching to see what you come up with.

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  10. I am in Thousand Oaks how close are we my friend~

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  11. Oh fun, fun, fun. What a lovely way to spend time together!
    Kari

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