Hello and WELCOME to our first “official” post to the Stitch Craft Create blog! We hope you’ll keep up with us as we begin sharing our projects, trips, tips, behind-the-scenes pics and more. Check out our brand new website at www.sccmag.com, follow us on Twitter @SCCmag, “like” us on Facebook and be on the lookout for our premiere issue on newsstands October 18 (or, preorder online!)
We returned yesterday from an incredible weekend at The Creative Connection Event in St. Paul, MN. It was exhausting and energizing all at the same time; to be surrounded by so many driven, creative, powerful women was beyond inspiring. Day 1 was full of keynote awesomeness, BlogHer Handmade panels and delicious food; days 2 and 3 were jam-packed with classes and shopping, plus more motivational and info-filled speakers and panels.
We are in full agreement that Leslie Shewring’s Inspiration Boards class was our favorite of all; that’s us above, with Holly Becker of Decor8 to our left, and Leslie of A Creative Mint to our right. Sharing a table with Holly, as well as the fabulous Amy Powers of Inspired Ideas and a table of other creative goddesses, was full-on amazing. The Bibelot Charme Workshop with Kaari Meng (of French General) and Wendy Addison was also a frontrunner, and we fell completely in love with Becki of Whippy Cake – smart, adorable and full of creative ideas and information.
Beyond our classes and the unforgettable keynote speakers (which included Christina Ferrare, Holly Becker, Becky Higgins, Nora Abousteit of BurdaStyle and Stacy Julian as well as Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins of BlogHer) the shopping in The Market and from teachers was irresistible – we came home with empty pockets; and the Cupcake Farewell on Saturday evening was literally the icing on the cake of an amazing weekend.
We crashed in our hotel room every single night, our heads spinning from the best kind of inspiration and information overload. Our notebooks full of must-remember quotes, tips and resources, we are so excited to have our issue at the printer, and can’t wait to share it with you; in the meantime, it’s officially time to devote our energies online to bringing you tons of extras. Stay tuned!
~Shannon & Courtney