We’re going to Crafting Community!

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My oldest daughter Jillian and I are super excited to share that we are going to Crafting Community next month!  We were invited as part of my involvement with the Target Inner Circle and I’ve been having that “pinch me, this can’t be real” moment almost daily since we heard about the conference. We can’t wait!

About Crafting Community:

This October 4 – 6, the Fourth Annual Crafting Community will return to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.

Crafting Community is a unique chance for families to engage each other, and other like minded families, in a positive environment filled with laughter, imagination and plain old fun.

Founder, LA based artist Karen Kimmel, believes esthetics and design are not lost on children. They love beautiful things and in fact, beauty helps engage them.  Hmmm, that almost sounds like someone else I know …

With that in mind, Karen works tirelessly to create workshops that will inspire guests of all ages.  I think you’ll agree with me that it all sounds pretty wonderful.

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Karen invites her colleagues in the crafting world to lead workshops at Crafting Community and share their unique talents and creativity with the families attending.

What started as 5 families has grown to 150 and CC is in the process of planning an additional 5 around the United States (so if I don’t see you in Palm Springs, perhaps you can catch a CC somewhere near you in the very near future? Hooray!)

The folks at Crafting Community are incredibly excited that in addition to many amazing artisans, larger companies such as Band Aid, Splendid, Target with Kid Made Modern, and One Kings Lane will also be on hand bringing their amazing stories, products and brands to life.

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The families will also be given a number of chances to connect with nature and play with an underwater photography workshop, custom age-specific workouts by Undefeated and Converse, as well as one-on-one skateboarding sessions with pro-skaters.  Jillian and I are so giddy!

Relaxation is taken just as seriously as the weekend’s inspiring workshops and activities so after a long day of fun, s’mores are enjoyed under a blanket of desert stars and the late night dance party.

Sounds good, right? Want more information, check out these links:

More information can be found at www.craftingcommunity.com

To book, link to here: http://craftingcommunity.eventbrite.com

Karen Kimmel has also become one of my favorites to follow on Pinterest.

This is a fantastic video that really sums up the experience:

Slow down.
Be creative.
Make artwork together.

Jillian and I can’t wait! Will we see you there? What are you and your kids looking forward to this fall? As we get ready to go to the Crafting Community workshop, we’ll be getting ourselves in the mood for crafty fun by revisiting some of our favorite crafts from the Kid Made Modern book and product line during the month of September.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. Hmmm…too bad they don’t have options for those of us who live locally. I hope you have a blast! Palm Springs is so pretty during that time and the temps will be a lot more comfortable than they are right now! 😉

  2. This is a great idea! I’m thinking that a group of church or homeschool families could organize something like this on a less grandiose scale. Or it could be a fabulous way to get together for a family reunion. Those with slightly less hectic lives could take on more of the planning… Anyway, we are broke, but inspired by the idea nonetheless!
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  3. This looks like serious fun!!! Really incredible, can’t wait to hear about it – hope you have the best of times!!!
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  4. Sounds awesome! So close to home for me, too. Wish I could join you! 😉
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