Thursday, May 30, 2013

Our Last A Crafty Soiree, #144

Hi Friends! 

This week's A Crafty Soiree is bittersweet for me.  I've had so much fun gathering each Thursday with all of you.  The projects and talent shared is really staggering, you all amaze me!  I've loved feeling like I got to host the very best craft night each and every week.  You KNOW we'd have so much fun if we all lived close enough to gather in person!  But we'd need one big room :)

Getting to know each of you, seeing the recipes you cook, the outfits you upcycle and sew from scratch, the furniture you makeover, the gifts you give, and the rooms you beautify has been like getting an invitation into your homes and lives.  Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday and I feel very privileged to have gotten to share 144 weeks of creativity with you.  I hope you know I've truly enjoyed meeting you and appreciate the time you take to come by and join us.

This summer I am taking a step back from blogging, not walking away completely, but I'd like a more open and relaxed schedule.  My little guy is turning two and has become quite a handful.  He is one busy boy and never stops moving - unless he's asleep!  He wants to play with Mommy 24/7 and is my little shadow.  My soon to be seven year old has a long list of fun things she wants to do this summer.  I think that the only way I can make sure ours is filled with quality time is by having fewer blogging commitments.  So for now, this will be our last weekly A Crafty Soiree, and I'll re-evaluate things in the fall.

Thank you all so much for celebrating creativity with me!  
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Guest Post Invitation

Since I will be taking some family time I would like to invite Crafty Soiree participants to guest post on my blog.  I'd love to feature your recipes and projects!  I would like the content to DIY based with either some of your favorite projects posted on your blog featured and linked to or sharing a complete project/recipe with instructions or a tutorial included.  If you have a small handmade business you'd like to promote, that is fine but please include some type of creative how to also.  Email me or comment below, if you are interested! 


This week my features are SUPER-SIZED!!!  I decided to feature everyone who came by last week, linked up, and left a comment :) (who was not a feature last week)  I'll be doing one more round up of A Crafty Soiree features next Thursday with projects shared this week.  Commenters will be considered first :)  Let's start out with some yummy baked goods!

Now for some wardrobe makeovers...

The last two features include a tutorial for a proven craft booth seller and a way to help keep the romance alive - with a free printable!


  • Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).
  • Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL
  • Add a "Crafty Soiree" button to your blog or posts.
  • Please comment on the post linked up in front of you. All party goers love meeting new friends... don't just stop there...if you see something that catches your fancy-- stop by and say hi!
  • Your hostesses would love it if you'd follow us. You can find Malia here.

Let's Party!


16 Friends Said:

Meredith @ said...

I admire your decision to spend more time with your family this summer. I only started blogging a few months ago, but I still can't believe how much time it takes up! I am at a stage in life right now with only one little one where that is okay...but I think as soon as #2 comes along (in a few years!) I will have to reevaluate my blog as well. I hope you have a wonderful summer! I do also hope that you find a way to continue the blog in the fall, even if on a smaller scale - I've enjoyed the weekly link parties and following along with your other posts as well! Thanks for hosting!!

Jill said...

Thanks so much for hosting Katie - and for featuring my Little Jem! Enjoy your summer break with your kids!

Noreen said...

Enjoy your time with your kids - you only get one chance to be with them while they're young, and you won't regret it! Thanks for all the parties you've hosted.


Jamie said...

I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the party! I'm sharing my stenciled dresser that I painted for One Crafty Contest.

Kirsty Girl said...

So sad to see the party go! Totally understand. Been there myself! Good luck and enjoy your family!

Christine said...

I'm truly HONORED to be featured here! I LOVED your party!!

Hope you have a FABULOUS summer!!! xoxo

Mie Brindle said...

Sounds like a good plan! Enjoy your summer!

Unknown said...

I respect your decision as well! We would love to be a guest post-er. My daughter and I write The Resourceful Gals and have some really neat DIY projects. We would be honored if you'd consider us for a spot.
Blessings, Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

Courtney Pies said...

I definitely do not blame you for wanting to take a break during the summer! Your children are only young once! Enjoy it! :)

Unknown said...

Aww Katie, I am kind of sad! I will definitely miss seeing what you've been up to each week. But have lots of fun with your family this summer!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Angie said...

Thank you for the feature, Katie!! I'm gonna go do some pinning now. ;) Thanks for hosting! ~ Angie @ The Dating Divas

Six Sisters said...

Hi Katie! Thanks so much for featuring our German Chocolate Brownies! What a surprise! You made our day! Have a fantastic summer with the fam!!! -The Six Sisters

Sew Lah Tea Dough said...

Thanks so much for hosting today's party and all the previous ones!! It's great to be featured for your final party, thank you :-D Have a wonderful Summer, can't wait to read more when you're back!

Hannah ♫
Sew Lah Tea Dough

Unknown said...

thanks for featuring my crochet shoes!! thats so awesome :)

loving it!

Claudia @

Stephanie said...

Thank you for hosting! :)

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