What I'm wearing:
Maxi dress: Target
Necklace: F21, I think
This is what I wore Friday night to a Craft Cabinet party hosted by bloggers extraordinaire Jules and Andrea. The premise? Meet, mingle and bring materials for a craft you've been wanting to complete.
Hmm ... a craft? Well, I just so happen to have a few things I need to make (see: 33 Before 34). And I just so happen to have materials for a so-simple-it's-ridiculous bracelet I've been putting off making since February. In fact, I should just fess up right now and say that before Friday I had only accomplished one craft out of 33.
Excuse me while I whistle nonchalantly and look the opposite direction.
Ahem. Back to the party. I collected my paltry supplies, donned a super lightweight outfit (last seen here) to combat the never-ending heat wave and headed to Salvage Life in Long Beach.
I was so nervous to make new friends. I can't remember the last time I walked into a room of relative strangers and introduced myself blindly. Probably grade school? And silly me. I had no business cards on me or any other indication that I belonged in a room of bloggers. Grown-up meet-and-greets are so different than playground hellos. What, we can't just go play on the monkey bars and sit together at lunch?
No, but we can grab a glass of wine and sit together while we work on our crafts and check out the pretty things in our vintage store setting. Turns out I can craft. Maybe not well, but I can at least get into the zone and finish. I made three bracelets and painted a few rocks (additional supplies courtesy April and Brenda). As I was busy making basic friendship bracelet knots, I got to know Lisa and Gena better, too.
Other highlights included meeting Jules, who is every bit as gorgeous and fun and warm as she comes across on her blog, where I first found out about this meetup. And Andrea is so inviting, not to mention the most beautiful pregnant woman ever. I also met Danni, and geeked out a little bit because I've been reading her blog for what feels like forever.
Whew. Sorry if this post seems like a lot of blogger name dropping. I might be compensating because I'm so bad at names. There were so many other friendly peeps on Friday, and I truly hope to get the opportunity to hang out with everyone again. Hopefully at Craft Cabinet 2.0?
Next time I'll bring my calling card and big-girl camera. Until then, enjoy some snapshots from my point-and-shoot.