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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


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



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!