This past weekend I set off to Minneapolis to attend The Creative Connection. The event was a combination of creative classes and business related topics geared towards artists. I had been so looking forward to attending and the event definitely did not disappoint!
Rachel and I had been planning on attending since very early spring and I flew in from Tulsa and she drove in from Omaha and picked me up at the airport.
We didn't know until a couple of days before the event that our fellow Brave Girls Melody and Margie would be attending. (Photo below is from Margie's phone)
Melody and Margie were also teaching over at the Mall of America at Scrapfest but spent some time enjoying The Creative Connection and the Handmade Market which was *awesome*...
Upon registration we got to choose three creative classes and one I chose was Jennifer Murphy's class. We made an adorable stuffed bunny with jointed arms. Here I am with the bunny I made and with Jennifer. I'm so happy with the way my bunny turned out - not perfect but so cute for my first try.
One of the "make and takes" that Rachel and I did on the first night was this cute little Mama Bird's Nest necklace which was at the "O Sweet Sadie" booth.
I also took a class by Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso of "A Guilded Life". We made a sweet little necklace made with a glass jar filled with glitter, trinkets and a tiny note inside. See the cute silver glitter jewelry box? We painted and glittered that too.
My friend Shelley who is also from Oklahoma was in my class. I originally met Shelly in St. Louis at the Mary Englebreit conference that I attended in the spring. Shelley and I promised to keep in touch and I actually ran into her just yesterday while I was in Oklahoma City checking out a great little fabric store. Shelley was there with her friend taking a class - fun!
Other event highlights included seeing The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond (she was actually on my plane to Minneapolis from Oklahoma), the Pajama Party with make and takes hosted by Tiffany Windsor, a painting class I took with Laurie Messeroll, and the cupcake farewell party. I'm sure there is much more I'm leaving out.
These events are so much fun but believe me they are exhausting too - that is why I look so tired in my pictures. I don't sleep well when I'm away from home plus it is always go, go, go!
Tomorrow I'm on a plane for Vegas for the Inspiration Unlimited 2010 event - better get off this computer and re-pack for another busy weekend!