The crafting retreat took place at Memory Lane Inn in Tyler, Texas. (There is an alternate location in McKinney) It was set in a charming house with a huge wrap around front porch, lots of chandeliers, stained glass doors (my fave!), and charming Victorian accents. The house reminded me of one you would find in historic Fort Worth.
Each woman had their own twin bed complete with a basket full of fresh towels, Bath & Body Works toiletries, and a bag of Scrapbook freebies. The rooms slept anywhere from 2 - 8 women.
The front room was the crafting room. There was an impressive DVD and CD collection, and iPod docking station, and streaming NetFlix to keep us entertained all weekend.
In the back room, there was a community "Cricut" (I got one of these for my birthday this year!) with a wall FULL of various cutting programs to choose from. It is basically the die cut of the future :) I loved learning how to use it!
Each person had a their own work station complete with a cutting mat, lamp, and shelving. As you can see, my work station was packed full to the brim of scrap paper, sharpies, paints, brushes, glue, and my art journals.
We LOVED the charming ambiance of the whole place. Each mother/ daughter or friend duo signed up to bring a meal so the only other expense besides room & board, was the cost to feed the house 1 meal over the weekend. There were 18 women that attended our retreat, so the house was packed full of creative minds!
You can visit the Memory Lane Inn website HERE to find out more details. I highly recommend something like this for a big group of girlfriends who can never find time in their busy lives to catch up on all their crafting. It is best to come into the weekend with a few key projects and your supplies so you can knock them out. We had 1 girl who pulled 2 all nighters... seriously!?!?! haha She was hardcore, but got everything she would normally want to accomplish in a year... accomplished in 1 long weekend!
I will post pics of our projects this week!