Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Having Fun in Cabo!!

I just wanted to say "hi". I'm on a cruise with my sister, mom and friends and we're having a great time. I haven't eaten and slept this much since I was a baby. Can't wait to see you all when I return!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sign-ups Are Open For October 17th Home Workshop!

I'm ready for October 17th sign ups!! Here are some peeks at one of the two classes, my "Dolloween" album. The second project is not quite finished but it's a beauty!! I shall leave it a surprise! (I will tell you that it's quite a funky little book with lots of new Prima goodness :) I will provide lunch and lots of fun. The schedule is as follows:

10-1pm: Class #1
1-2pm: Lunch & Shopping (Just wait to see what little bits I've been packaging up...)
2-5pm: Class #2

Paypal info is to the right. Please let me know if you need an alternate way to pay for your workshops. I will be out of town until the 2nd so if you send me an email I will reply as soon as I return.

I'm really looking forward to this first class in my home studio. I have enjoyed working in the new space so much and know you will too. I hope to see you here!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Next Stop? Green Tangerines.

My next stop is Green Tangerines in Rocklin on October 10th. I can't wait to see some of the folks there, my last two workshops were so much fun! I so love the way they promote too, they do such a nice job.

I'll be back to share more soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Character Construction Stamps Are Here

Character Construction stamp lovers will be happy to know that I just received my order for my October 17th class here at my home studio. I have many plates to choose from. I've also been busy packaging up some fun bits of miscellany and vintage bobs from my flea market trips. Check back later this week for pics of both projects and sign up link.

Wishing you a long and relaxing Sunday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Project Peeks

It's been longer than usual since my last post. I've been busy working away and it's fun to get back into the groove of things. As I've said before, canvas work is my favorite. I have had some 4x12 canvases that I've been wanting to work with. I'm really happy with the way this project turned out. This is not a class, I have other plans for this piece.

Here is a peek of one of the two projects I'll be teaching in my home studio on October 17th. I've barely gotten started on it but I can tell you it is 5x7 in size and it will not be your typical halloween album. I will have sign up info on my site very soon along with peeks of the second project we'll be doing that day. We'll have lunch in between classes so if you're free save the date, it will be a nice day out for you!

I'll be back soon to share more.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tag Art Miscellaneous

I'm back from a wonderful extra long weekend of camping. Usually it's my family of five and my parents but this time my sister and her new boyfriend and my oldest nephew joined us. My other sister and nephew came up for the day on Saturday and my Uncle from Arkansas came into town early and met up with us at the campsite. We had so much fun and great eats too. After everyone was bedded down Friday night a few of us went into town to karaoke. It was the crowd you always hope for, you know, where nobody's very good! Of course my sister Carolyn {fabulous singer that she is} put on a great show.

The night before we left I had a stamp party for 1 on my kitchen floor. I must have stamped 60 tags. I worked on them here and there while naps and pool time were happening.

The timing couldn't have been better, about an hour after we got home the delivery service called and said they'd be by within the hour to drop off my new art table. In an older post I mentioned that I had special ordered a new table from Big Daddy Antiques so I could spread out and teach some workshops too. I'm SO HAPPY with it!! It can easily fit 8-10 people comfortably. I will be posting my first class soon so check back on that.

I visited two of my favorite shops in Petaluma while we were camping. I picked up this gorgeous old dusty purple millinery flower from Summer Cottage Antiques that I've wanted the last couple of times I was there...

And I picked up this pretty multicolored yarn {you could say thread too, it's really thin} at Knitterly. I swapped out the regular twine like thread on my tags above with it and it's really pretty against the coffee stained paper.

I received my order from Sublime Stitching in the mail while I was gone. They have a really fun assortment of iron on stitch patterns. I thought these were adorable.

I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Have a great short week!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Took The Day Off Today...

So I could work at home. We're going camping for the holiday weekend and I wanted to spend some time today working on my to do list.

Last night I got my little sewing machine out not knowing what I wanted to do with it. While I barely know how to sew I'll never be accused of being a slow at it. Major lead foot Annie here. I wanted to practice putting some paper through the machine so I made the little ditty above with some vintage wall paper scraps.

I also wanted to make something to hold a gift for a friend so I sewed this up too {don't look too close}...

I'm not sure yet if things are going to work out between me and the sewing machine, it's yet to be seen. It's all dandy until I have bobbin problems and then I want to break up.

I'm off in a few minutes to put my giveaway winner's prize in the mail {hi Cassie!}.

When I return I'm going to start two new projects. One will be using the new 7gypsies paper...love this....

And the new Melissa Frances treasure box. Isn't it pretty?

Enjoy your day!