Altitude Design Summit Report

I'm back from a lovely long weekend in Salt Lake City, attending ALT. It was a whirlwind of information, which was great, but i think for me the best thing about the conference was being able to meet up with SO many inspiring people. Such as old NYC friends (So great to hang with you Brooke and Mara!!) and finally meeting a slew of blogger friends in person (EZ you are just as lovely as I imagined) and connecting more with my new craft night bloggy friends (Susan, Annie, Alison, Jen). The list goes on and on. (Such as I chatted it up with the darling Emily Henderson and gave her an Advil (my claim to fame) - if you've read this post, you know how much I adore her work. She's a doll with a wonderfully generous personality. And I spoke with the ever elegant Amy Butler (she's a gorgeous gazelle, had no idea how tall she was. Reminds me of Uma Thurman).

There were so many lovely gals (and a couple of gents) that I met and wish I could list them all. I do have to quickly share how much I adore Annabel Wrigley of Little Pin Cushion Studio. I illustrated her portrait (can you spot her bus. card in the slew of cards below?). She is SO darling and full of generosity and warmth (my favorite trait of my favorite bloggers). Keep her on you radar, she's got some super great stuff in the works. And can I just say that I'm SO glad that Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte (and Anthropologie fame) stopped me in the hall!? She is so fantastic and has sooo many great ideas. I adore her energy and enthusiasm. Oh yes and I have to give a shout out to Roxi Marj. She's a creative genius with a really great and original point of view. Seriously keep her on your radar. Oh my, the list just goes on and on...

(Leather bag by Annie of Annily Green. Gold polka dots handed painted on by me.)

Now to keep up all this creative momentum! The possibilities are endless. And I have to say a BIG thanks to all of YOU dear readers, because without you...well I'd still be crafting up a storm...but all by myself...and the connection I get because of you and this community is priceless. So thanks! You are the best readers ever. Seriously.


  1. So jealous! Excited to hear lots more about the experience!

  2. Love the bag, the cards, the woman XO

  3. Wasn't it fantastic connecting with so many incredible people? (you included) Loved catching up with you again. I sat by Rachel Faucett at a lunch, loved her!

    p.s. the box of cookies to leave with your kids was so sweet, I bet you were so happy to come home again!

  4. It was such a treat to finally meet you too Merrilee! I would have been bummed if we'd missed one another. But oh how I wish we could have had a whole day to chat and hang out. Maybe next year?! xo Ez

  5. Ez, I agree! We need a whole day to sit and chat. I so so many people over and over again but for some reason I didn't ever see you again. Next year!
    xo Mer

  6. I so wish I had known you were there!! I have been reading your blog for quite some would have loved to say hello. Maybe next year :)

  7. Brianne, I would have loved to have met you as well! So glad to connect now.