I’m Going to the IHM Conference Tomorrow!

The National Immaculate Heart of Mary Conference is being held in the Northern Virginia area Friday and Saturday (June 10-11) and I’m going! (For anyone who doesn’t know, it’s a big homeschooling conference for Catholics). The actual conference is only about 20 minutes away from my house, so this decision to attend was a no brainer for me. So check it out- I made myself this super nerdy awesome Catholic Icing cupcake bag to carry!

Did you notice the little icing tips dangling from the bottom of the bag? That’s my favorite part!

I love how they hang off of ribbons as if they’re squeezing a yummy line of icing straight onto my bag. I figured that I may as well use my icing tips for a craft because I bought them almost 2 years ago and they were still in the box! Obviously I have big dreams for cake decoration that are never going to happen! 😉

I also think the rick rack and the fabric paint are “icingish”.
I had elaborate plans to sew myself a gorgeous ruffly bag… but I totally ran out of time so I bought a plain canvas bag from Jo-Anne’s and decorated it myself. I painted on the cupcake with acrylic paint, wrote out “Catholic Icing” with 3D fabric paint, and everything else I just hot glued on. Ya, I’m lazy like that.

I made this bag because I had several people who were afraid to approach me at the Faith & Family conference because they weren’t “sure” it was me, and as far as I know, I won’t even be wearing a name tag. So now if you think you see me, and I have this bag, you can be sure and you can come say hi! I’d love to meet you! 🙂

I’m really excited to go to the talks and meet the vendors! Plus, I’ll be taking tons of pictures (what else is new, right?) and sharing my experiences with all of you right here next week. I’m also going to be attending with my mother-in-law (co-founder of Catholic Schoolhouse). If you’re in the process of setting up a Catholic co-op or learning group of some kind, I would strongly suggest checking out their amazing resources! I’m so impressed with this program, and have been helping quite a bit with their art curriculum!

If you’re going to be at the conference this weekend, leave us a comment to let us all know! Maybe we could even have a link up afterward if anyone else is going to write about it.

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