Hello from beautiful Ventura, California! Today we are coming at you from Craftcation – business + makers conference. Craftcation is the brainchild of DearHandMadeLife and is four days of business classes and creative workshops for Makers and Crafters. Elena and I are both excited to be here, meet new people and to learn new crafts.
When I checked in yesterday, I got a tote bag full of goodies. Inside were a pair of scissors, paint samples, and other tools that I have never seen before There were washi tape samples, a notebook for class notes, and a lot of advertisements, some that are very interesting. Craftcation has garnered primo sponsors in the crafting world including Darice, Bernina, DMC and JOANN. All of which I am excited to visit those who have booths!
They had some pre-classes on Wednesday and I was able to attend my first sewing class. I have never used a sewing machine before and I had a great helper named Carol. Our project for the class was to make an A-line skirt. It could either be a straight skirt or a full skirt but that was up to me. I thought I would opt for a full skirt, but the after doing the sewing well, lets just say that it will need some tailoring. It was a bit too poufy and will need to be altered. I really enjoyed being a beginner sewer and I look forward to learning more. This is one new craft that I would like to pursue more.
Today, I am starting off with some yoga on the beach, a class on brush lettering, learning how to use your DSLR camera, and hopefully metal stamping. After which will be the Keynote speaker and dinner.
Watch out for our other posts on #Craftcation18 and what new crafts we learn. Wanna see more of what we do at #Craftcation2018? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we will be posting pictures and stories.
Patricia has been creative since she was 8 when she built her own puppet theater (with the help of her older sister) to put on a show for her mom and younger sister. She loves fiber embellishments, embroidery, photography, planning and Happy Planner products, and crocheting. Patricia also is a genealogist and volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader, and as a webmaster for several non-profit organizations.