Anthropologie Holiday Workshop: Corona 2013

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I loved this workshop. The girls (Amber and Carly) that ran it were two of the sweetest girls I have ever met. They really liked their job. They liked the customers. They were just awesome!

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I wore my Free People thermal oatmeal sweater dress that I found at Nordstrom Rack and my Anthropologie Heirloom necklace with the bee embelishments. I also snuck in some colorful tights, because I was cold and I thought no one would notice. Unfortunately, I tried some clothes on for reviews (coming Sunday) and they are the most prevalent thing in the pictures. Again, what can you do?

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This workshop was more interactive than the San Diego Workshop I had gone to early that week. At this one, we all sat at a communal table. We introduced ourselves and told a fun fact about ourselves. Mine was I am double jointed. My favorite share fact was from a lovely woman whose mother and grandmother were doctors. They grew up with baby monkeys in their home that were from the research hospital her family worked at. It sounded like a fun childhood.

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We ended up making a rubber band art installation made to look like string art. How cool is that?

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We just took a circle of cardboard that they had precut (they had glued two pieces together to make it sturdy and thick) and wound our rubber band around it.

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We started in the center and then each rubber band placed after that went crossed over the next to the right. It ended up looking like this.

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Some of the girl’s crafts were perfect. With the center being, well, in the center. Mine, not so much. It took a curve at a weird angle. Kind of like their creator. ; ). Both of mine did this. I still think they look okay. Imperfect, like me.

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After we were done they were going to spray paint them gold. Starting at the edges and going towards the middle. They were going to leave the middle bare. They wanted the rubber band center to shine through.

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I cannot wait to make some of these with my kids. I think it is a super fun easy holiday display idea.

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I am so happy I got to go this workshop. It was incredibly fun. The vibe was relaxed and welcoming. I am pictured here with Amber and Carly. They were unbelievably sweet. Just lovely and kind. The ladies attending the workshop were also so nice. I met Karen who has a blog, also. It is called Elderberry Street. She also did a blog post about the event there. Her pictures turned out fantastic!

Have you done one of these workshops? Are you looking forward to doing some crafts this holiday season?

14 thoughts on “Anthropologie Holiday Workshop: Corona 2013

  1. First of all, I LOVE the dress on you! and the necklace, aand the hair! Where did you hide your wings??

    and, wow. I love the idea! I want to make that with my daughter too. Are they just normal rubber bands??

    • Thank you Keiko! You are so sweet. I stole the hair idea from my daughter. She wears hers like this.

      The rubber bands are not the normal ones. They are really thin flat ones. I did not know they sold them like this, but I am going to hunt some down. I will let you know where I find them!

      Have a great week! : )

      Jenni

  2. Fun! I love how simple it is, but then you get this great detail and texture.

    I also love the picture of the 3 of you, all in these great and very different interpretations of neutrals.
    I laughed at your tights story- that always happens to me too! Sometimes you try and be subtle but…

    • Thanks Sarah! I did not notice, but you are right, we were all in a different state of neutrals. Too funny!

      Unfortunately, I try on a tunic sans pants in the post coming up on Sunday. So, the tights I was hiding become much more noticeable!
      Unfortunately.

      Have a lovely week! You are my inspiration for so many outfits when I try to layer!

      Jenni

  3. Pretty dress and I love your hair style! It looks like you had a really nice time. I love Anthro girls – they are the sweetest. Can you believe my mom and I randomly stumbled across an Anthropologie while we were in Pittsburgh?! I was wearing my new Leopard Melton Jacket and she was afraid that the SA’s were going to think I stole it. LOL They were so sweet and excited to see it in action. You know, I really love your off center artwork and your colorful tights story. Having to try and be perfect is too exhausting a big giant waste of time. xoxo

    • Thank you Cynthia! I love that you stumbled across an Anthropologie! I am always planning and scheming wherever we travel to figure out how to make it a “surprise” stop. And then you go and find it by accident. I must learn your secret!

      And you are so right, perfection is overrated. I am the poster girl for imperfection. You should have seen what I did to our concrete outside today. I accidentally painted it pink and orange! Doh! Fingers crossed I can fix it tomorrow!

      I hope your week is lovely!

      Jenni

    • No problem! I am glad to do so. It was a fun day! I cannot wait to do it again next year. I really liked the vibe of the Corona store. And the project was so fun. It was great meeting you!

      Have a lovely remainder of the week!

      Jenni

  4. How fun! I’d love to go to one of these. I really hope our new store offers workshops and fashion shows. I love planning this kind of thing, so I’d be all over it! It seems like it’d be a great way to meet like-minded ladies who also love fashion, the world of Anthro, and quirky crafting.

    The picture of you with the girls who led the class is super sweet, too.

    • Hi Liz! This is so up your creative alley! You would love it! Let me know if your new store does this. How fun would that be? I can imagine the fun, creative parties you could plan.

      And thank you for the nice compliment on our picture. They were sweet, so I am glad it came across that way.

      Have a fantastic week!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Sayaka! I am so glad you enjoyed it. It was such a fun day! I cannot wait to do it again!

      And thank you for the compliment on my dress. : ). It is one of my favorites.

      Have a delightful evening!

      Jenni

  5. that dress is ADORABLE on you. i never shopped at free people — more of an anthro/madewell lover — but will definitely have a look [as soon as i am in real clothes again 🙂 ]

    • Thank you Sarah! I appreciate that so much. You are so fit, you will be shopping again in no time. Being pregnant was one of my most favorite times. I am so envious of you. I love pregnancy clothes, too.

      Free People is a great store. It is owned by the same company as Anthropologie, but more boho. I try not to be crazy hippie. Just casual! : )

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! Have a lovely remainder of your week!

      Jenni

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