Friday, September 26, 2014


Crafting + Beer + Food Truck + Awesome People = My idea of a perfect way to spend an evening.

The other night, Meg and I headed to the Eat | Drink | Stitch event hosted by the lovely Kristen from Hey Paul Studios.

And guys, I was in love.  This event was the epitome of what I've been searching the past few years for--gals crafting the night away while sipping a delicious drink.

Kristen supplied cute fabric, quirky embroidery designs, and a rainbow of colored thread to choose from.  It was then up to us to decide how we wanted to customize our designs. 

The event was held at The Big Rip Brewing Company, which was the perfect location.  I hadn't heard about this brewery in North Kansas City before, but after visiting just once, I can't wait to go back.  They have a great patio that would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon sipping samples of their craft beer.

I'm not usually too adventurous when it comes to beer.  Give me a Miller Light, and I'm good.  I have to say, though, that I did really like this beer. 

While I did like their beer a lot, what really struck me was the name of the brewery.  I'm a nerd at heart and wonder a lot about the universe, so their tag line, "Lighten up dark matter, have a craft beer" really stood out to me.  So much so that I had to use my craft fair money to buy a t-shirt and a glass.  (If you want to know more about the big rip theory, click here.)

Thank you, Kristen, for a wonderful night!  It was inspiring to be around all these crafty ladies, and I love any reason to get to hang out with Meg more.  In fact, it always boosts my creativity when I hang out with people who are doing such fun things around my city.

If you're in the Kansas City area, check out Hey Paul Studios for details on the next Eat | Drink | Stitch event and also check out Kristen's shop where you can purchase one of her beautiful hand embroidered pieces.


  1. I'm so glad you had a good time!! Mr. Fancy Pants English Pale sounds like my style :) Enjoy the weekend and I hope to see you soon!

    26 and Not Counting

  2. What a neat event! Kansas City has such cool, unique things like this, love it!

    The Clean Project

  3. Thank you so much for sharing and for attending. I love the energy you brought to the group. Can't wait to see you next month! ❤️

  4. How fun! I love Big Rip! We have become obsessed with the North KC breweries... we are there pretty much any weekend we are in KC ahah. Big Rip has some strawberry cheesecake beer and I must say it is delish!

  5. That event looks blissful! I think crafting with friends is so fun!

  6. Fantastic, what a great event. I wish there were things like that here. Maybe one day... Wishing you both a good weekend. CJ xx

  7. Loved this event ---- can't wait for the next one. Hope to see you soon!!!

  8. This seems like so much fun! And a great way to get to know people better. Great pictures, too.

  9. You are too crafty, babe! I love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Your photos turned out so great! I had the best time with you and I can't wait to do my recap too (I am so far behind!). xo


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