Have you heard of The Makerie? It's a creative event where you make things, meet fun people, and eat great food. Typically, The Makerie event is a 4 day retreat held in Boulder, Colorado but this summer they offered one day retreats.
I signed up for the July retreat entitled For a Gathering. We met at the Lyons Farmette in Lyons, Colorado--just north of Boulder, Colorado.
I chose to take the jewelry-making class and the letterpress workshop. The other classes that were offered were: how to make a leather clutch, a pajaki paper chandelier, and flower arranging.
Daisy Chain Jewelry Making
Swoon Jewelry Studios.
|My finished daisy chain necklace!|
We had a delicious boxed-lunch picnic on the lawn of the Farmette.
It was prepared by Eat.
Letterpress InvitationalBirddog Press to learn about using a letterpress. We made a set of letterpressed cards. I chose to print a set of cards that say "Sew". Since I only have a dozen, they will be used for oh-sew-special occasions!
Cocktail HourCrust (cooked in an amazing mobile oven) and Whole Foods sponsored a cocktail crafting class.
(I have no pictures of our meal because I was too busy socializing and eating.)
This experience was very renewing for me. I was able to learn and make things in a beautiful setting. As a mother and homemaker, getting time to myself (a whole day!) does not happen often. I'm thankful for the experience and recommend you check out The Makerie!