Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fabric Collage Heart

I am so excited ...I leave the day after tomorrow for the KC Willis 2 day worshop in San Angelo, Tx! If you aren't familiar with her work, the pictures above are both samples I borrowed from Pinterest. During the 2 days we will be making a mixed media book, working with all sorts of fabrics and textures. A few days ago I decided I couldn't wait to get started ... so I pulled out my stash of fabrics and this heart is what I wound up with.

It is so much prettier in  person, when you can see all the different textures of the fabrics.  I have my camera charging right now, because I plan to take lots of pictures during the workshop...so I will have lots to share when I get back!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lace Case

I made this "Lace Case" to take with me to my very first KC Willis workshop! I am soooo excited! It has all worked out so perfectly!  At first the workshop was sold out, but then a few ladies transferred to a workshop in Arlington, Tx, so since there were openings my friend Yuki is now coming with me! I was a bit nervous to go all alone, driving somewhere I have never been, staying in a hotel all by myself, and not knowing anyone that will be there....so I was ecstatic when she said she could go! 
I had seen some of these vintage travel cases covered in lace in Warrenton, Tx. I  even posted a picture of one I wish I had bought.(click here to see it)   So when I found a vintage travel case, for only a few dollars I decided I could do it myself.  I packed it full of "art supplies" like lace, buttons, ribbons, etc. so I am set! We leave one week from today!
Also....I did pick a winner of my tag giveaway....and Olga was the winner! I will get it in the mail to you soon!
Thanks for stopping by....and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Grateful Girl!

  At this time of year, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to stop and reflect on how grateful I am for so many things in my life! I am so thankful for my family, and friends who give me such love and support. I am so happy that I have you all! I am grateful that God always provides for me, even when I don't feel like I deserve it! I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to do so many wonderful things this year like attending art retreats and spending time in Warrenton & Round Top....because these things make me happy.
It makes me happy that I can sit down and create a little work of art, and that I can share what I have learned with others....I so enjoy teaching classes!
I enjoy this journey of life, and I hope you do too!
Tell me something you are grateful for or something that makes you happy and be entered to win the tag in the first photo. You have until Monday Nov. 21st at midnight, then I will draw a winner.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ornament card

The Barn Sale in Gonzales, TX on Saturday was a great success! It was my first time to ever have a booth at a show (and actually I only had a table) so it was a learning experience. A Big thank you to Kristi for encouraging me to give it a try, and to Yuki for her help with everything!  I did make some money which is great, because I sure know how to spend it! But...I came home exhausted, and now that I have finally gotten everything put away,  I can start more projects!
For this project I used the Tim Holtz Carved Ornaments die, to cut pages torn from old books, folded them in half and glued them together. Then I glittered the edges, and added the bow....how simple!
Ok...it's back to work tomorrow for me. 
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