I often feel bad* that I’m not more of a “crafting mama” so I was super excited to see the crafting weekend spearheaded by artist Karen Kimmel taking place at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this weekend. I’d been wanting to check out the Commune designed Ace for a while now and this seemed like a wonderful excuse to do so. (I’m also excited to see my bags for sale at the Community Shop at the Ace, neat!)
I met the multi-talented Clare Crespo on Facebook. I kept seeing that I should “friend” her as we had a lot of friends in common. Just the fact that she spelled her name like me was enough for me to send her a friend request along with a note saying, “we live in the same neighborhood, we knew a lot of the same people, and we don’t have “i”s, so we should be friends.” She concurred and we are now Clare-without-an-i-friends.
*With scraps of leather he cut the hearts and pasted them to muslin, added a strap and then sewed it all together by hand – which he learned how to do at school – not here.