August Crafternoon (Christmas Summertime Fiesta)

August is here, and oh so quickly! Yesterday was the August Crafternoon, I decided to shake things up and have a Summertime Christmas Fiesta. Everyone brought an item to contribute to a mexican feast, we swapped Christmas themed white elephant gifts, and make Christmas brooches from bits & bobs. Molly wore such a pretty blue embroidered Mexican dress (now I want one!), and we played Christmas tunes on the record player….good Christmas fun on a warm day in August ;)

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16 Responses to August Crafternoon (Christmas Summertime Fiesta)

  1. Nat says:

    Oh, I love those Jarritos drinks! I can buy them from our local Asian supermarket (I know, weird eh?). They taste a little bit like melted popsicles, but yummier (and I like that they aren’t made with corn based sweeteners like most soft drinks in North America)! :)

  2. Cadry says:

    That sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon! How fun!

  3. So much fun! Happy Christmas-ing in August! It’s never too early for celebrating, in my opinion. I’ve already started my holiday shopping. :)

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jessica, Ive started Christmas shopping already too haha

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Cadry, im just glad everyone else was game ;)

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Nat, my oldest son has always loved them, but I thought they’d be great for the party and then he could drink any leftovers.

  7. Melanie says:

    I love this! Glad you had fun!!

  8. I love Christmas so much, everything about it, but especially all the kitschy beautiful decorations (snowman fanatic)! I can’t wait!

  9. ann flowers says:

    What a fun theme! Now that I am a full time crafter I will have to start hosting my own crafternoons. Yours have always looked so fun!

  10. NancyB says:

    I love the fork head.

  11. Heidi Kenney says:

    Ann, I can’t wait to see photos of your crafternoons! :)

  12. Heidi Kenney says:

    Nancy, the elf head was a cookie jar, but I bought it for $1 at an antique shop because its missing the lid/hat, I plan to plant a fake christmas tree in the head this year :)

  13. Heidi Kenney says:

    Pamela, me too! It was fun to dig into the Christmas stash early

  14. Heidi Kenney says:

    melanie, thanks :) crafternoons are something I look forward to every month!

  15. Angela says:

    That blue dress is so pretty! Your friends are so lucky they get to experience your awesome Crafternoons! I wish we were friends/neighbors! =)

  16. Heidi Kenney says:

    Angela, I know I loved Molly’s dress–so cute and perfect! You should start your own crafternoon! Mine started really small with just a couple people—not all of them liked making things either, but then it grew and grew!