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Kinfolk Workshop / Natural Holiday Decor

18 Dec

Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending my first Kinfolk event. They provide different themes for each month’s gathering and December’s workshop theme was Natural Holiday Decor. Kinfolk’s website describes the event as follows:

We are looking to good old-fashioned nature to creatively refresh us, as well as to provide the materials needed for bringing something fresh indoors. The earth’s widespread palette of color and texture are a tried-and-true source for creating unique decor not merely for the holiday season.

Rebecca Gallop, my dear friend who I met in college and has since become a well-known blogger, prop styling, and wedding designer, hosted this particular event. She, along with the ladies of Sweet Root Village, taught us how to bring the outdoors inside and make them into beautiful decorations for the holiday season.

I’m excited to show you some pictures I took from the event! It was a great workshop where fellow creatives came together, ate a great meal, and made beautiful wreaths and garlands.

The location was just around the corner from the National Portrait Gallery and the Spy Museum and is called the Loft at 600 F. You’ll see how beautiful this space is in the next few pictures!

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Here is what the entrance to the building looks like. Rebecca had set up this sign to direct us upstairs.IMG_4526

What did I tell you? This loft is darling and super classy! I can’t wait to host the Gathering Project’s first workshop here in January.
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They decorated with natural greenery and those glass balls hanging from the rafters have tiny candles in them.IMG_4541

This was the workshop space where we crafted natural greenery in to holiday decor for our homes. IMG_4535 IMG_4537 IMG_4539

The natural light in this space was gorgeous!IMG_4540 IMG_4542

Rebecca shared with us a way to make beautiful greenery imprints on cloth! (this project featured: hammers and strong arms)IMG_4543 IMG_4547 IMG_4548

Favors at our lunch spots! Such beautiful taper candles by Talia Olmstead and a forage guide to greenery by Jennifer Olmstead.IMG_4549

Lunch showcased amazing soups, accompanied by a mixed greens salad and hearty bread. IMG_4550 IMG_4551 IMG_4555 IMG_4557 IMG_4561

After lunch, we started the wreath and garland making! I couldn’t help but snack on some fresh pomegranate and delicious chocolate cake while listening to Lauren teach.IMG_4563 IMG_4565

They brought so much fresh greenery from the generous Wollam Gardens. I used cedar branches for my wreath.
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Finished product!IMG_4569

By the afternoon, the entire loft smelled of the natural outdoors.
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As soon as I got home, this wreath went up on my front door. Such a nice touch to the apartment!IMG_4578 IMG_4581 IMG_4582If you ever get the chance to attend a Kinfolk event, I would highly recommend you do. It was so much fun to taste amazing food, learn a new skill, and meet other creative types! You won’t be disappointed.

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Easy DIY Necklace

12 Apr

As you can see I’ve been changing the layout a bit recently. Bear with me as I make Joodles Doodles look presentable. Let me know what you think! I love the idea of a clean white layout with just a few touches of natural colors here and there. I’d love feedback on my layout, appearance or content, either comment on this post or email me, joodlesdoodles@gmail.com!

I’ve been wanting to put this necklace together since Christmas and yesterday I finally found these tiny pewter beads that I’ve been looking for. I was inspired by A Beautiful Mess’s necklace DIY here and A Daily Something’s DIY here. So you could say it’s a mix of these two projects.

All you need is leather cord, wooden beads and pewter beads (found at Michael’s). And of course you can customize all this to your tastes. I’ll show you variations of this base model another day.

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I love how this looked and I’m sure you’ll see it in an outfit soon! What do you think? I love how natural it turned out with the unpainted beads and leather cord.

Weekend Recap

25 Feb

If you follow me on Instagram: joodlesdoodles, you will have seen these pictures. If not, then you should! 🙂

B’s birthday is on Wednesday so we went for an early outing to the local Air and Space Museum. They recently acquired the Space Shuttle and it was amazing to see up close.

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On Sunday, we had lunch with a dear couple at our favorite local burger joint. (She blogs at Brooke and Levi) Then the girls went to a baby shower for a good friend of ours with whom we went to college. (The guys weren’t interested in the baby shower. Go figure) This is the card I made for her gift.IMG_6201And here is the beautiful setting of the shower. It was a gorgeous house overlooking the valley in NoVA. We had a great time with some amazing women and good food in celebration of a new life!

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The shower was for Rebecca Gallop over at A Daily Something. If you haven’t checked out her blog you definitely should! She is a long time friend and has an amazing blog which showcases her styling, recipes, event planning and thrifting adventures.

What adventures did you embark on over the weekend?