May 22nd, 2007
After reading about Nikki Shell’s successful blogmeet, I decided to host one for Seattle-area crafters. Four other bloggers, Cranky, Ruby Crowned Kinglette, Wise Craft, and Write, Mama. Write., all came. It was great to put some faces to the writing and pictures. It’s so odd to intertwine your daily goings with someone’s life and never have met them in person. I imagine it’s a bit like going on a blind date after signing up for Match.com. I have apparently succumbed to this whole i-life thing. But really, we had the best conversations and how nice is it to meet someone for the first time and have so much in common? I hope we can do this regularly, ladies!
We all agreed to bring a handmade treat for each other, and as you can see, that worked out well. I brought the fabric boxes adapted from Amy Butler’s book. I followed her pattern for the first two and the measurements are off, just a warning. I adjusted as I went, so I have no helpful direction for you. That aside, I was very happy with the finished result and they were fun to make–if a bit strenuous with the Timtex.