Whew! This has been a crazy weekend, but it has also been so much fun. On Saturday, Amy and I hopped in a Zipcar and drove down to Terrain for our DIY and book preview event. On what must have been one of the most beautiful fall days ever, we gathered with D*S readers for a dual DIY/holiday drinks event, followed by an exclusive preview of the D*S book. We had so much fun meeting everyone and seeing the beautiful bags they made that I couldn’t resist sharing pictures from both events here this morning. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to drive out and have fun with us, and to everyone at Terrain who hosted us so graciously and helped put together a truly gorgeous afternoon. And a special thank you to Amy who played a big role in the day’s success. I can’t wait to get started with our other events this winter. See you all soon! xo, grace
*A special thank you to all of the shop owners and designers who donated goods for Saturday’s raffle: Screech Owl Design, Wayne Pate, Skinny Laminx, David Stark, Alyson Fox, Curiosity Shoppe, Basic French, Horne, EmersonMade and Three Potato Four.
Amy and I fell in love with the antique Indian doors behind our craft demo table. If I had $5,900 burning a hole in my pocket, they would totally be mine.
Finished versions of the bags we made for the DIY event. Chrysta at Terrain put together this project with us so everyone could go home with a custom stamped bag to use for wine, preserves or plants.
We learned how to make easy infused vodkas and drank a tasty infused Rosemary and Pear Cocktail inspired by this recipe.
Some of the gorgeous bags made by everyone! I was so impressed by the repeat fox pattern above — it was one of my favorites from the day. But everyone had such great ideas. You can see more examples below, after the jump.
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We all gathered in the event space at Terrain to see a preview of the D*S book.
Some of the raffle prizes our book subjects graciously donated for the event.
I wanted to move into the DIY event space. The light in there was AMAZING.