Sunday, July 05, 2015

Red Barn Ranch

If you live in Texas, namely the western part, and are looking for a retreat place to go and craft at with all your buddies, then have I got news for you!!! A new retreat house has opened up in the Lubbock area named Red Barn Ranch.
 Just south of Lubbock, it's owned and operated by Trecia, Michelle, and Paige...three friends working together to make this place awesome!
There's room for up to 32 guests to sleep, and even more room for croppers, crafters, sewers, quilters, you name it. Everyone gets a 6 foot table, and electrical outlets are everywhere, even coming from the ceiling.
There is also ample parking, but let's get to the best part...the food. You get three meals a day, and it's all home cooking! I even received made to order eggs for breakfast....NOW THAT'S COOL!!!
The ladies are planning on building on to add more rooms and work it isn't big enough already.  This place would be great for reunions too.
This is where we ate.
I loved this repurposed barn door leading to a super cute bedroom. I even had a screen door for the closet in my about so cool and country feeling! I should have taken more photos.
Here's the kitchen where all the yummy viddles came from!
Aside from a quilters retreat going on in the other barn, in this barn 15 ladies met to craft away the weekend, and one of them, Jane, contacted me to come teach a class! I feel in love with all of them! They were super welcoming, and I am pretty sure I've converted a few non-inkers to full time inkers! I love it when that happens, and it really makes my job so fulfilling!
They sure brought a lot of loot! I loved all these canning jars filled with cool!
One of the ladies, Maria, was given these wooden blocks for Christmas to use as inking tools! She said they were the best present she received! So fun!!!
Here she is using them to ink on the album I taught.
Maria and Jane, are self confessed Tim Holtz addicts!!! They say they are his biggest fans! Look out Tim!
Here are some of the ladies! Thanks you so much for having me come teach Jean Anne, Becca, Ann, Patty, Michelle, Maria, Jane, Kim, Mel, Linda, Juli, Janet, and Gigi!!! I can't wait to come back!!! I treasure you all!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. looks awesome! I'm SURE they loved YOU!

  2. I had such an awesome time at the retreat! I learned so many new techniques from Anita! She is awesome! I highly recommend having her come and teach you some new stuff, also! Can't wait to have her come back to the Red Barn Ranch and teach us all again in October!

  3. I wish I still lived in Texas! That place is INCREDIBLE!! I loved the photographs and what a great group of fun and talented ladies. Thanks so much for sharing Anita and WOW....lovin' those wood blocks!! :)

  4. Wow! This place looks amazing and so serene. Wish I lived closer, thanks for sharing the photos. What a fun teaching gig for you and them!!

  5. What a fabulous place to craft in, everyone sure looks happy too! Anne xx

  6. how fab! I am sure they loved it x

  7. Oh I think that would be so wonderful and I am sure everyone had fun! What a great place! Love it and I am sure you will have a blast as will your students!

  8. I so wish I lived near by.... This looks amazing place to craft and enjoy friends....Everyone looks so happy & relaxed.... Thank you Anita for your kind words on my blog....Hugs May x x x

  9. YAY!! This place looks Fabulous!! OK--So, maybe it's time to make my move to Texas!! :) :) I would love to stay at a place like this to craft non-stop all day, all night!! Oh, and then eat some yummy viddles :) :) XOXO-Shari

  10. Wow, what a fabulous place! It's awesome to do retreats and workshops! Wish we had more of those here! Hugs, Sandra

  11. What a wonderful place, looks like you had a great time! Wishing them much success and lucky folks in Texas who will get to go there and hang out, what fun! Deb xo

  12. What a wonderful creative retreat!
    Alison xx


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