Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ali-brate Good Times, Come on!

It's an Ali-bration!!
Ali and I have been having so much fun, thrifting, crafting, hanging out, crafting and thrifting some more..... busy and fun week!

Monday night we had a little wine and design here and Ali picked the theme.  Ali set up a couple of vignettes in the center of the table and we all sat around painting our own interpretations.  We also assembled several paint colors, and Emmy was so kind as to line up all the paints.





We had a nice sized group including myself, Ali, Sarah, Brooke, and Lynette.

Here we are hard at work.

 Jake hard at work while we painted...



And here are the fruits of our labor... Lynette apparently is an artist, although she denies it.  From top left corner clockwise: Brooke, Sarah, me, Lynette, Ali.

I get to keep Ali's painting, too!  I am so excited!  I feel a new gallery wall coming....
Speaking of which, we had so much fun at wine and design that we decided to have another afternoon of painting on Tuesday.  I won't tell you whose painting is whose to keep it a little more interesting, but here are the paintings from that afternoon....


 Ali and I hit up one of my favorite thrift shops today where you can fill a bag with children's books for $1.50.  Someone must have recently donated some awesome vintage books, because we came home with full bags and immediately got to work crafting book page buntings.  I sewed them with my machine and some red double bias tape.  I made two....

 This one was made from a teeny Little Red Riding Hood book....



This one was made from an awesome Richard Scarry vintage book.  I placed it in rainbow order...



Ali was able to pull together the scraps from that bunting, plus the leftover piece of bias tape, and make this adorable miniature little bunting, which might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.



We also created a couple of these (one for her, one for me!) vintage sheet buntings.  This collaboration was definitely a joint effort... She did most of the cutting, I did the sewing!


And check out this adorable door hanger she brought me to commemorate this time!  I am having so much fun, and I will always have this happy reminder of this week!
Tomorrow, we are heading to another thrift shop hunting for more treasure.  I am hoping that she will have too much to ship home, and will just have to stay here and make the guest room her new home. :)

And now, back to American Idol. Sharing here: UndertheTableandDreaming

33 comments:

Ali Richardson said...

YAY for happy thrifting crafting chatting laughing and funning. ha ha. Ok, I made that last one up.
XOXOXO

Jamie said...

so fun!!! I am loving the book page garland. And I don't even know Ali, but you made me love her :o)

Eclectically Vintage said...

You go crafty girls! LOVE the book page buntings!
Kelly

Ange said...

How fun! I love the paintings, those were all great! Richard Scarrey is my favorite....I have a vintage book of his but I don't want to rip the pages out...so hopefully I find another one. Those buntings were all so cute. What a great week! :)

Restyled Vintage said...

So happy for you Cassie that you have a great mate there to spend some awesome times with, and I love what you have made, particularly the book buntings...I love buntings, and have a few vintage books...thanks to you I now know what to do with them :)

xx Karen

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

Those buntings!!! I have my old Richard Scarry book still hanging around - what a great idea!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Lynette is such an artist! how fun!

lemondropdreams said...

How fun! What I love most is the big ol' green wine jug as a flower vase...such pretty paintings!

Andrea said...

You gals are quite the artists!! Love the buntings too. I may have to try that project. How many bottles of wine did you go through? ha!

Dana Frieling said...

All that creativity in one place is kinda sickening! hee! hee! Looks like a blast.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What crafty fun!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

So fine... what a fun time... you know I like to rhyme... gots ta get in bed on time...ha!

kathy {opposite of grey} said...

I love making buntings! I would have never thought to use book pages - what a great idea! Definitely need to have a painting party with my gal pals some time :)

A Vintage Vine said...

If I even thought I could add one more thing to my to do list, it would be a bunting....so happy you are having so much fun, post more pictures of tomorrow's thrifting!

Michaela said...

How fun!! Those flower paintings are beautiful! And such fun buntings, too! Love.

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

:) you girls are two peas in a pod!!! I love all of the crafts!!! You two are awesome!!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

OMG Cassie that looks like so much fun. I need to have a craft session in Sydney! how good are all your paintings! I'm sure you all had a ball.
cheers Fi

Amy ~ "A Perfect Tin" said...

wow! Love the buntings! I I just donated a bunch of vintage sheets, but they went to an animal shelter so it's ok. I do have a few sets from my grandmother that I just can't part with, maybe I'll try this!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I have to tell Brooke she made the blog! We were joking about that. I am in love with the story book buntings. So adorable. If we have a kids corner at SP we need a few of those. I think that will set us apart for sure. See you guys at 10 for more thrifting!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

how fun- a paint party. everyone's is a "masterpiece"!!

Dear Emmeline said...

That looks like so much fun! I think the last time I did a craft night was decorating notebook covers with the girls in our high school youth group. We've made tote bags out of tee shirts too! lol, craft nights with highschoolers can be crazy though....it be fun to do an adult version....wine included!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a fun thing to do with a group of girlfriends!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Love that table! And the color! Hmmm...that CeCe Caldwell paint is calling my name more and more!

Maury Kilgo said...

What a fun idea for a little girl time! They all look great (but you're right Lynette is an artist, that's amazing).

Bella said...

Wine and design! What a great idea and my kind of party. And the Richard Scarry bunting is beyond awesome. Girl I'd be selling these if I were you :)

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I *might* be able to tell which one was Emmy's!

Wine and Design is brilliant, I'm totally stealing it, although for kids it might be "whine and design"!

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What crafty fun!! I was immediately attracted to your painting.

I love the "MAY" door hanger! Super cute. I need to learn how to make a heart like that.

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Oh, those book page buntings are the cutest things ever! I know what I'll be hunting for on my next thrifting trip!

Hyphen Interiors said...

What an adorable idea! Love the bunting! And, the paintings are also adorable!

Kelly said...

This is SUCH a fun idea for girls' time! Must set something up with my girls soon!

Becca said...

Oh yeah! I pinned that baby! Book page bunting=cutest thing ever!!
xo Becca

Liz - Imageremix said...

These are beyond cute and I adore the antique sign behind them. Wow. Really cool!
Liz

twelve-O-eight said...

Bunting love! And the sign is fabulous, love it all. Tanya :)