home tour {Meg’s Craft House}

Sunday, I returned from three lovely days in Newton, Kansas at The Craft House. My friends Meg and Kimberlee have been hosting Craft Weekends for a few years now. I’ve had the privilege of helping with several. For those not familiar with Whatever Craft Weekends, in a very basic description it is a weekend of crafting, antique shopping and eating the yummiest food. Meg and Kimberlee host them about once a month in Meg’s old house (The Craft House). You can find out more details about the weekend by visiting Meg’s blog. As much as I enjoy crafting, getting a little time to catch up with Meg and Kimberlee makes it a truly great weekend away. Last weekend, I taught two craft projects and met wonderful women from all over the US. Fun times.

While we were waiting for all the ladies to arrive, I decided to snap a few pictures of the house to share with you. This house is such a reflection of Meg – warm, inviting, colorful, oozing creativity and inspiration. I’m pretty sure you are going to enjoy this tour. The house is set up for Craft Weekends and for renting (quilting clubs, scrapbooking groups, etc. rent the home too), so the rooms are designed to sleep several women.
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If you want more information about Craft Weekends or renting the Craft House, you can find all that on Meg’s blog. I’m guessing the 2015 calendar is probably filling up, but it wouldn’t hurt to try if you are interested!

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  • Meryl - Thanks for the tour! I keep hoping the stars will align and I’ll be able to make it to one of Meg’s weekends soon. I’m so close and they always look like crazy fun!

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess - SO pretty! I’m super new to your blog and totally in love. Do you have a tour of YOUR home?! I didn’t find one yet πŸ™‚ Also, what lens did you use to get such nice sharp pictures of the whole room? These ladies sounds like a load of fun!

  • Michelle Hill - wow!! I am swooning over this house!! that room with all the long tables and sewing machines and that kitchen- I can be there all day. What a genius concept to have a whole house hosting to creative, like minded individuals who inspire each other and have fun. If I was in your circle of friends, Ashley, I’d say “yes!!” to your crafting weekend getaway πŸ™‚

  • Melissa - Love love love! I don’t live all that far away from this amazing place and I keep thinking one weekend I need to get a few friends and sign up. So cute.

  • elma - Just love love her house!! The beds and beautiful quilts and well everything!!! I so wish she would do a mother and daughter weekend:) My 14 year old would love that and I could be the helper!!!

  • christina larsen - That house looks dreamy!!! I would love a weekend away to craft, antique shop, and eat. *Sigh*

  • Jen @ RamblingRenovators - The house looks just as I imagined it would be. I love that such a thing as The Craft House exists – a place devoted to crafting and chatting with girlfriends? Sign me up!

  • Ashley E - A weekend with friends would be fantastic!!!!!

  • Maloree - Would love to have a home for people like this someday.

  • creole wisdom - Pretty much obsessed. That is all.

  • Heather - What a darling happy place!!

  • Hannah M - How did I not know this was so close to me? Maybe someday I’ll be lucky enough to go!

  • Andrea Greene - So I read your post today and saw you were in Newton, Kansas! I grew up in Newton! Not many people know about Newton, so it was a shocker to read! I felt a bit jealous you were in my hometown and I wasn’t there to meet you!:-) I now live in Illinois with my husband and 5 kids, but so fun to read your post highlighting the place I know so well πŸ™‚

  • Andrea Greene - Okay, I know this is really weird I am writing again, but after finding an instagram pic of the outside of the house, I think this house is actually on the corner of my old street! I knew the house had been bought and renovated some time back, but didn’t know it would be for such a cool idea as a Craft House. Thanks for sharing and making my day πŸ™‚

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - I feel so blessed that I was able to attend a Craft Weekend! I still have good dreams of that!

  • Sprite - Soooo beautiful!!! I love the garlands strung throughout every room, the maps displayed on the wall, the quilts resting on the beds, and the joyful colors filling the home with cheer! Your weekend must have been delightful! Sign me up if you ever plan a craft weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Anna - The house looks so fresh and bright! It looks like you could have been the decorator as I see very similar design at play. I love your decorating stye, BTW. I think it’s very fun!

  • meg duerksen - dude. you take the best pictures!
    send me all of these please.
    and get back here. i am currently sleeping in my CH bed while talby and my niece are watching movies downstairs at a crazy loud volume. i miss having you here with me! πŸ™‚
    thanks for sharing about the house! i want everyone to come and have a getaway! it’s such a fun house and i LOVE getting to share it with others!

  • angela - Meg’s blog is one of my very favorites! I would love to rent The Craft House with friends too!!!

  • you should do this. » whatever - […] and thanks for the photos Ashley!!! […]

  • Gazco Studio 2 - SO beautiful! I’m super new to your online journal and absolutely infatuated.