Twice a year, Chelsey from The Paper Mama host a Pacific Northwest Blogger Meet-Ups. (If you're a PNW blogger and didn't know about it, subscribe to the PNW blog to be updated and register for the next one! You have to sign up before hand and they sell out quickly!)
Last Saturday, was the second event I'd been to and it was so much fun! Hosted by West Elm & Whole Foods, we were treated to West Elm's beautiful surroundings and yummy food and drink, while chatting about all things related to blogs!
Cardigans, colored tights, and stripes were the most popular items to wear of the night. I couldn't resist these mercury owl mugs, I bought one and a red ceramic mug too. I've always loved these baskets, they were my inspiration for this color-blocked rope basket I made a few months back.
One of the first gals I met was Spencer from 12 oz Bee House, she was wearing a handmade dress too! We talked patterns and getting the perfect fit for a long time. She has a fun blog full of creativeness too!
West Elm is always full of inspiration and amazing furniture and home decor. These were just a few of the pieces that I took a double-look at!
In an effort to post more photos of myself actually with people, here's one of Chelsey and I. I'm thankful that we've become blogger friends. We met at Alt last year and she is the guru behind, The Paper Mama, and host of these events. We have plans in the works to do some collaborating together, so keep your eyes peeled for more of us together. ;)
Also, I wanted to share about this dress! This is the second dress that I made and I really enjoyed this pattern. It's the Peony Collette Pattern. I've decided that this will be the pattern that I will use for the bridesmaids dress I need to make for my bff, Kirsten's wedding. I had to make a few alterations (bigger darts in the back, cut neckline much lower, and make front bodice a bit smaller) I think I'll still fine tune it a bit more for the next dress, but I love how much of it turned out!
It was great meeting many new faces and seeing some familiar ones from many blogs, I look forward to the next event!