In September, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Michael's Makers Summit for the second time. I thought the first year couldn't possibly be topped, but oh how wrong I was. That amazing company thinks of every single detail and it really is mind blowing. It is actually difficult to fully describe to you, just how thoughtful and gorgeous these events are. But I will share a few pics I snapped during the festivities, and maybe, just maybe, you will get a feel for how insanely glorious the surroundings, classes and events actually were.
This year, a group of 50 gals who won a contest earlier this year, were invited to join us for a day of crafty classes and a couple of dinners, and I can't even imagine how they must of felt to be part of this experience - because I was pinching myself the entire time - and I experienced this the year before! The rooms alone were the stuff my dreams are made of. I had an outdoor bathtub and a double sided fireplace for goodness sake. The rooms that didn't have the outdoor tub, had a fully functional living room with library and dining area in their rooms. I mean... I can't even...
I can only hope that I am fortunate enough to stay in a place this crazy amazing , one day, ever again... Though honestly, it's somewhat doubtful!
If you can imagine taking the most fabulous classes like watercolor, macrame, shibori dying, and woodburning (and that was just day 1) from some of the most profound artists and instructors, and sitting side-by-side with 45 of the most amazing crafters and DIY'ers.... then perhaps you can imagine how fantastic this was for me. I have come to love those gals so very much and can't wait to see them again soon! I was fortunate enough to have a quick 15 seconds of fame and managed to have Buffy (Sarah Michelle Geller - now the founder of @foodstirs) snap a selfie of us while we were attempting to rock the Cricut machine and app on our phones (and utterly failing - it was my last class of the day so perhaps I was Hangry and more than a bit out of my mind).