Showing posts from June, 2014

Vintage Kansas

Here are some photos of what came back with me from Kansas, and why!  Karla's friend Gwen, who was also a Birdsong sponsor, always has the most beautiful things from France -- like this little school notebook, English  The student -- who had the most beautiful hand writing, as you'll see -- covered the plain composition book with pretty paper  I fell in love with the care the student of long ago took to keep the book tidy, and pretty to look at! Another handwritten delight was this newsy letter, written by a woman to her mother in the 1930s. Can you guess what I loved about each of these antique photos?  I  thought the bow on the little girl's head, left was adorable, and the expression on the woman in the front row's face in the middle photo priceless, and loved the dress on the woman on the right -- all those gathers and tucks! A pretty calling card for a Scottish business -- 'love the lettering. The French box -- not the but

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!

My Birdsong banner from Barb

How is it possible it's been two weeks since I was in Kansas? It's always fun in the weeks following an event to go online and see everyone's photos; the one above of Tammy and I was taken by Terri, at the make-n-take at Angie's shop. But what I really wanted to tell you about today is the banner I received from Barb -- shown above, with Barb! And here's a close up of each letter, done in fabric with paper embellishments here and there.  I love the shape of her "pennants"! Barb said several times that the banner was a challenge, making her grow as an artist.   I can see how much love and detail went into each portion of the banner,  and I appreciate all the ways she personalized it to make it so "me"! This banner will hang in my bedroom and I can't wait to get it up! Look at this cute stamp Barb used to personalize the back!  (All of the pennants were backed with burlap.) I'll have fun with