Friday, June 27, 2014

June days

I am excited that, thanks to a tip from Terri that it was on sale, I purchased Nellie Wortman's Weekend Fabric Book Class, online.  Hurry, because all of her classes are on sale through the end of the month, here.  It's a video series and so far I've watched most of the videos already but haven't yet sat down to make a book.  I hope to find the time to do it this weekend!  I am inspired!

Creating makes me remember all the fun I had at Birdsong.  Gosh I miss the girl-time!
"My" table -- Terri, me, Tammy and Terry; Lisa was taking the photo.
I still have class projects to show you:
 The shadowbox class Lori Oles taught
 She always makes the most beautiful kits for us to use.


Here's one of Karla's class projects, a peat pot fairy: 
 Every time I go to an art event, there's one class that pleasantly surprises me because I don't expect to like as much as I do...
 and this time it was this fairy class!
 Back view, showing flower hat.
 It sits in a swing that hangs from a wire arch, anchored in a peat pot.
(I painted mine blue.)
 Not a great photo, but look at the little stockings we made on the legs!  His little shoes are petals with a rhinestone on them.
When I finished, it tickled me and I couldn't stop laughing!
It still makes me smile every time I look at it!
 I am always SO excited for the jewelry class -- this time, it was taught by Andrea Singarella, another rock star artist I have long wanted to meet!  She was very nice!
 Her kits were gorgeous, too -- they came in little decorated cloth bags. We made these wonderful bracelets:
 I love it like crazy.  And then we had extra time and Andrea had extra beads and baubles: I made a pair of matching earrings:
I have a long way to go to be a great jewelry designer -- but you can't go wrong with these colors and beautiful findings!  (I put them on silver wires when I got home -- because I can only wear silver or gold in my ears.)
LOVE!
Karla was, as always, a generous and gracious hostess;
she fed us wonderful, healthy, organic meals that make me wish I could eat at her house everyday!
 Next time, I'll show you some of the great stuff I bought while in Kansas...like this metal clip I couldn't leave behind, with its June theme...
I got home and discovered it opens up and you can change out the months!
But -- personally, I'd like it to stay June all year 'round.

5 comments :

Kathy said...

What a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing the fun. I'm looking forward to seeing your finds.

Laurie said...

Thanks Kathy! I just noticed I put the wrong calendar (31 days) on top of June -- if only it were that easy to get another June day!

Kelli Davidson said...

The whole day looks fabulous! The cat in the tutu made me laugh - I loved it most of all!

Abby / Linda said...

I laughed when I saw the JUne calendar, because June only has 30 days! I know because my birthday is on the last day of the month! :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm glad you liked the fairy class. It was something hard to photograph well and looks so much better in person than in pictures.