Thursday, June 27

WIP: Crochet Rocks

I know... This post is a day late. But hey, better late than never! WIP Thursday?!

With the warm weather slowly creeping in, I find myself slowing down, sitting down and doing more stuff indoors. Not to say that the yard is getting neglected. More work is ahead on that project.

But so far, this is the result... with more to come.

xo hallo jak

Friday, June 21

Etsy Craft Party 2013

Last night was the Etsy Craft Party. What is it? It's a one day global celebration of meeting and making. People come together and share their talents, skills and get some food and drink on at the same time. Honestly, it's a good excuse to party!!

This year's OC event was held @ Creative Outlet Studios in Costa Mesa. Along with Academy of Handmade Artists and Supporters, they put together the perfect party!

Here's some highlights and hopefully, some inspirations:


Thanks to Lauren, Susan, KC and Sharon for a great event! If you haven't made it out to Creative Outlet Studios, GO NOW! It's an awesome workspace with equipment and materials for every craft.

So, what do you have planned for the 1st full day of summer? Whatever it is, hope you have fun doing it!

xo hallojak

Thursday, June 20

Take 5: Summer Party Printables

Summer is just one day away, officially.
The temps here in Southern California definitely reflect the season! 
Summer cocktails, BBQ's, ice cream, and outdoor gatherings are all in our immediate future.

To help prepare, here are 5 ideas and links for party invitations and decorations!

My favorite summer mantra: Sit, Sip, Relax

Let's Celebrate: Popsicle style
(via Martha Stewart) 

Let's do: cocktails, ice cream, maybe coffee?          
Sundaes anyone?: DIY Ice Cream Parlor
(also via Eat Drink Chic)


Light up the night: Sparkles!

Get out there and enjoy the longest day of the year!

xo hallojak