eeeeek! RVA Craft Weekend details!

Yay! We have all of the details for our RVA craft weekend ready for you to see Here! 

here are a few peeks: 







I am super excited about the mix of classes, workshops & fun extras we are offering! I've taught at soooo many craft events and it was so fun to finally get to help plan one. 

Here's what's unique about our event… 
*There is a great variety of art/craft projects
It's like creative overload for me, as a teacher to have freedom to teach so many different types of crafting classes in one weekend! It is my personal hope that students will get to learn more about their favorite crafts and also experience something totally new! 
*It's budget friendly 
Big time! We worked super hard to create a weekend that would be customizable for people on different budgets! We know these are tough times and we want everyone to be *able* to join us if they really want to! :) 
*It's in my hometown!!!!!
I am making everyone treasure maps of my favorite spots for shopping, eating and hanging out! I am excited that so many creative people will be gathered here for this event. 🙂 It's a dream!
k…. for more info, look here or message emma ([email protected])! Class sign ups begin Wednesday evening at 6pm CST! 

In other news…. 
-thanks you for your kind comments. i don't say that enough. i read every single comment on here & they make me so happy throughout my days! i love you, blog world. :) 

-these two pretty&mysterious kiddos are driving to my town all the way from Texas tonight to hang out with the Mr. & I, do lots of shopping & be best friends forever….


(i'm excited!)
-which leads me to my next point… i'd better clean my house & buy some pancake mix fast!!! 

-erin and i are almost finished working on all my Italy stuff it's been SO fun(i can't waittt to be there!)

-and last but not least, thank you to my darling father for hanging up my Alice in Wonderland prints for me & new shelves in my shipping room today! i couldn't do it without you! <3 

one last thing… i've been reading Handmade Nation with a vengeance this week! It's so inspiring to me to read stories of other people doing what we do (indie art/craft businesses). So so so inspiring! 
i really felt connected to something big, exciting & beautiful after reading these stories. not alone.  
this is beautiful… 

LOVE you! elsie 

  • I check your blog every day. You’re such a creative cat. I actually started following your work several years ago in scrapbook magazines. I love that you have no rules to your designs. I can usually recognize your work immediately.
    I live in Northern Missouri. If I’m ever in the area I HAVE to stop by and see the store.

  • Oh wow! I am so excited about your craft weekend!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • I am so thankful for the blood, sweat and tears that you and Jeremy are putting into everything you’re creating. My life is being touched on countless levels by bits and pieces of so many people right now, you two included. The world is somehow bigger and smaller at the very same time via internet community. I just want you to know that you are touching lives in ways you may never even get to hear about directly. It’s bigger than you, and yet you are a direct part of it. Isn’t that amazingly beautiful? Thank you for inspiring life and beauty in others.

  • oh the craft weekend just sounds so lovely. and I can’t WAIT to see your alice stuff on your walls!

    OH and I’ve made a vow to come out of the blog stalking closet and actually start commenting on the blogs I visit — especially the ones I visit daily!)..your posts consistently inspire me and I just wanted to say thanks. 🙂

  • Hi Elsie,

    Congrats on all of your adventures! You are doing an amazing thing. It’s so neat to watch someone’s dreams come true like this. I have ordered a few things from RVA, and I love them! I wish I was closer so I could check out the store in person! I would looooove to do a craft weekend!!!! Maybe this summer it can happen. Congrats again!!!! xo


  • i had a dream last night i came to the craft weekend! haha…it was so funny! hope you have fun with your visiting friends!!!

    cant wait to read the details for the rva weekend!

  • wow. you have been busy. These projects look so cute. It’s so adorable that you’re having your parents teach a couple classes, so cute cute.

    I’m doing a giveaway on my blog.>>

  • hey Elsie… when are u gonna make a new Cribs video from ur new house ??

    ps: i have ordered some stuff from you’re online shop … IM SO SO SO WAITINNNGGG FOR ITTTT!!! LOOKING FORWARD!

    Love from Belgium, Sophie X

  • I just finished reading Handmade Nation a few weeks ago. SOOO inspiring. Made me really want to start working on my crafting more and really made me believe that I could someday make it a full time job/dream just like you and the stories in the book! 🙂

  • I’ve been a follower for a few months now… and I actually bought one of your prints on etsy for a friend for Christmas…

    I’ve never commented… but I just wanted to say that I wish I lived closer! I’d love to see your shop someday!

    Oh yes, and I found this on etsy today… thought you’d like them

    Have a great day!


  • First of all, I hope that you guys will have another Craft Weekend because I won’t be able to make it – so super sad I will be missing all that creativity and inspiration 🙁 Second, so happy for all of those lucky enough to make it – take lots of pictures and post them for the rest of us, please! Lastly, LOVE Emma’s t-shirt – nice shout-out to The D! Us Michiganders like to see everyone representing! Thanx again for being you, Elsie! I truly think you have started on your dream of taking over the world and making it cute! 🙂

  • Totally love this blog entry! so full of love, sun shine and inspiration! Thanks Elsie!

  • I really enjoy reading you blog which spirit me up and pursue for future.You really an outstanding person just the same as your articles.I really have a nice time with you.Thank you very much!

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