Sweet Paul Meet & Greet

I had the amazing opportunity last Saturday to meet Sweet Paul of Sweet Paul Magazine fame! I have always admired his beautiful magazine & all of the projects involved ๐Ÿ™‚ He was touring with Rit-Dye & they had 2 projects set up for everyone to craft with. ย I love Rit-Dye too & I’ll be posting a few more fun projects with their dyes in the next few weeks. ย I’ve been hoarding a pile of clothes & home DIY’s to re-dye when I can finally get to them. ย So I was really excited that these 2 fun crafty companies got together & came to my home town’s Jo-ann Fabric & Crafts Store in Mount Laurel, NJ!IMG_0022.JPG

The first project was making coffee filter flowers. ย There were pre-dyed coffee filters & we could build multi-layer flowers with the supplies provided on the craft tables ย Look how cute these are:IMG_0011.JPG

Here’s some of the fun colors we got to craft with. ย ย IMG_0013.JPG

I had my daughter Lizzie with me & that made for a very interseting craft time as well. ย She of course, made me make a pink flower.ย IMG_0007.JPG

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Our next project was coloring different sized wooden beads for necklaces. ย They had out purple, aqua blue, navy blue & black. ย Here’s the funny part of my story. ย Lizzie started having a mini melt down & we didn’t know why at first. ย After a few “piiiiiiiiink” cries I figured it out that she wanted the pink dye for her beads, of course. ย Well, the lovely ladies of Rit Dye dropped everything & made Lizzie her own pink dyed bracelet. ย Life was so much better & she was completely different from that moment on. ย Including telling everyone her life story. ย Well that in turn made me happy since I could then craft with 2 hands with no clingy toddler. ย The Rit Dye ladies were entertaining her & having a lot of fun too being entertained by a crazy 3 year old. ย So much so she became a Twitter & Instagram star ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย IMG_0159.PNG

SO happy with her new bright pink beaded bracelet/necklace ๐Ÿ™‚ We will be having fun turning this into a few different accessories.IMG_0002.JPG

This is mine. ย I used the aqua & black dyes. ย  I take a terrible selfie & I need to step up my selfie game >_<IMG_0008.JPG

Here’s some fun pics of the Sweet Paul & Rit Dye crews dying their beads:IMG_0003-0.JPG

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How gorgeous is this?!?!?! I’m definitely trying this really soon! I’ll be heading back to Jo-ann’s this weekend for some more supplies.IMG_0009.JPG

I got some dye on my hands, but one of the ladies gave me a great tip! ย Make a scrub with lotion & sugar & scrub away. ย It worked! I was going to an All White Gala event that evening funny enough so I had to put that scrub to the test. ย More about the Collingswood Pop Up Gala in the next blog post ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_0026.JPG

I picked up a copy of the magazine Sweet Paul & Rit Dye collaborated on. ย There are 7 different catagories with a handful of projects in each to make. ย It really is a neat craft book & I’ll be doing some tutorials from it within the next few weeks. ย I’ll take more pics of it as I start each project, but go to Jo-ann’s & definitely pick one up for yourself! It’s $6 for lots of Dye-IY fun!ย IMG_0012.JPG

Sweet Paul was kind enough to sign one for me ๐Ÿ™‚ย IMG_0014.JPG

“Dear Meg, Keep chasing the sweet life. Paul” ย Thanks Paul, I will!ย IMG_0019.JPG

We even got a fun pic together!ย IMG_0022.JPG

Yay! We made it through with only 1 mini-meltdown, 2 fab projects & we got to meet some great crafty people!

Thank you so much to Sweet Paul & Rit Studios for coming to our area & taking the time to craft with us!! We had a blast! & now I have some new projects I have to work on asap!

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14 thoughts on “Sweet Paul Meet & Greet”

    1. Right?! I had to share them! Rit dye really is great! Try to find the book if u can. It’s only $6 & they are really helpful if you ever have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for stopping by Nicole!!

  1. Wait – Sweet Paul is an actual person??? I thought it was just the name of a magazine. Shows you how much I know! It looks like you had a great time despite the meltdown. I LOVE your turquoise and black necklace. It looks super cute on you, and by the way that last pic of you and Lizzy is one of the greatest selfies ever taken ๐Ÿ™‚

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