What makes for a creative birthday party idea? Trying something new!
Anybody who knows me knows I’m always up for trying a new craft. In the last few years, macramé has made a comeback, so it automatically piqued my interest. Then, a friend I knew back home, Natalie Renae, published a macramé how-to book called Macramé at Home. Not only was it super cool to buy a book where I knew the author, but it was also amazing to see a fellow creative thrive.
Macrame at Home is filled with unique projects for you to try, ranging from plant hangers to an adorable floor pouf. Filled with light and airy photography, the entire book’s aesthetic is stunning. I highly recommend checking it out!
Me, being the natural procrastinator that I am, I couldn’t decide on a project to choose. Finally, I put ‘Complete a piece from Natalie’s book’ on my 29 x 30 list, so procrastination would not triumph! Granted, it still did. My birthday is only a few weeks away, and I still haven’t made a piece. Enter Jesslyn—Queen of sisters and a key supporter in my list of ambitions. Throwing me way off, she planned a surprise Macramé Garden Party before July had even started!
Not only was it so much fun to finally create a piece from Modern Macramé, it was amazing to have my closest people join me! Not to mention, my sister’s backyard party décor was stunning! Seriously, she’s the best sister on the planet.
If you’re in the Toronto area, Natalie occasionally hosts Macramé Workshops, where you can learn to create your own works of art! Otherwise, I highly recommend checking out her book Macramé at Home. She’s even releasing a new book in the coming months called Statement Macramé, if you’re looking for even more of a challenge and would like to make your own large-scale statement piece.