Take an journey with us onto the farm of Deb and her husband Scott in rural Pennsylvania where they hosted a wonderful creative event. Deb invited a handful of women to participate in a day of food from her farm and crafting workshops she called it “Craftin’ at the Barn”. The idea was to spend the day in a beautiful setting forging new relationships with like-minded women and learning new creative skills, all of which she hopes will provide comfort in today’s chaotic and sometimes scary world. We were excited to have a small part of the event as they created with Canvas Corp’s Farmhouse Kitchen Collection Papers and a few other CCB goodies, which all fit right in with the surroundings and the theme of the day – “Craftin’ at the Barn.” Blogger, crafter and story-teller, Lisa Rode shares with us a bit of the day’s events.
The day was an absolute delight. Even the weather cooperated with lots of sunshine and nice cooling breezes. Our hostess, Deb – and her husband/host/helper-extraordinaire, Scott – orchestrated a lovely event for us in and about the renovated horse barn on their property which includes two ponds and woods inhabited by deer, fox, koi, turtles, and other wildlife. We started the day with a meditative stitching project designed by Deb – an art therapist – where we stitched a colorful bird onto felt and crafted it into an adorable pouch.
Lunch was served after that project. It was a colorful and delicious feast featuring tons of vegetables from Deb and Scott’s garden: 95% gluten-free and 100% absolutely delicious! We powered through our food comas for the afternoon project of making tea bag sachets, covering treasure boxes and hang tags with the Farmhouse Kitchen papers you graciously provided. – Lisa facilitated the tea bag project, which was published in Stampington and Company’s Somerset Life magazine.
We used the rotary cutter, two kinds of glue, tape and sticky dots, and had a great time rummaging through a plethora of embellishments to make our creations. – The Farmhouse Kitchen line is by Canvas Corp.
After a walk about the property and the chance to take some pictures.