Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Creations from Paper Cowgirls


Hello my friends and Happy Easter!!  I have finally grabbed some time to share with you the projects I made a couple weeks ago at the Paper Cowgirl event. I know I am very far behind,  but with clients and re -writing my book for the changes coming to Blogger soon, I have been crazy busy! Oh and speaking of crazy busy... I find that I have been re-miss in thanking you all for all your lovely comments recently.  I haven't had the time to visit everyone who always leaves me such sweet notes, and I just wanted you all to know how much I love reading them. I wish I had more hours in the day so I could come and respond to each and every one, but alas, I don't . But please know they are all appreciated. It's wonderful to know you are all out there enjoying what I do. :)
The first class I took was a class taught by Donna Goss.  I had never met her before and she was so sweet and a great teacher to boot. We all had great fun making her wool felt crown. I didn't waver from her design very much because I liked it so much, I wanted to do the same thing!
The next class I took was Lisa McIlvains "Whispers of the Past" book. Lisa's blog is Tarnished and Tattered, and if you haven't visited it, you are missing out. The girl has mad skills! 
The book was made from an old photo album cover and lot's of scraps of fabric and lace. I got a green book cover that, although was pretty, didn't fit in with the look I was going for. I rubbed white paint into it and then rubbed it off, then I used faded jeans distress ink by Tim Holtz to color the leather blue. It worked perfectly and now matched the strip of blue ticking that used on the front and back of the book. There was just not enough time to finish the whole book in class, so I did work on most of it at home. (I'm still working on it) but I learned some fabulous techniques in Lisa's class that I know I will use again and again.
The last project I have to show you was the "Peat Pot Nest Baby" that I made in Dawn's class from The Feathered Nest. We all had a great time putting this little sweetie together. Creating with friends is such a joy and I feel blessed to have been able to not only take Dawn's class, but also meet her as she was such a sweet and gracious lady.
I am truly so happy to have been able to meet all the wonderful gals who were teachers ans students alike. I can't wait for next year!!

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On another note, I am very happy to say that after a year of waiting I finally have been able to acquire mydesertcottage.com. Yeah!
It was owned by a retirement home in California, and the owner graciously agreed to trade domains with me.  Unfortunately, it appears that after doing so, my entire blog list disappeared from existence!  So please bear with me while I slowly build it up again.
My brain just doesn't have enough space in it to remember everyone who was in there!!!

May you all have a wonderful Easter Sunday filled with laughter and all the blessings that this day brings.

22 comments:

melanie said...

I hope you have a delightful Easter...and Congrats on your blog domain! so happy for you!!!
melanie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great projects, Karen! I'll bet you had a good time in those classes. I love that crown. I'm off to visit Donna's blog to see if she offers a tutorial.

Shirley said...

Happy Easter Karen to you and your family, I always enjoy coming to see what you have been doing. I am taking some me time and catching up with as many of my friends as possible. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Take care. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Happy Easter Karen to you and your family, I always enjoy coming to see what you have been doing. I am taking some me time and catching up with as many of my friends as possible. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Take care. Your Missouri Friend.

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful projects!

OH NO! PLEASE tell me we do not have to learn more new things on Blogger!!!! I am seriously thinking of moving to Wordpress if this keeps up. Glad you are on top of all things bloggy and keep us informed!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my goodness Karen I love that little felt crown!! It is so adorable.

I working so hard on that creative space of mine for your upcoming party- goodness knows I could use another 6 months to work on it though!!

Hope you had a lovely Easter celebration.

bee blessed
mary

Kasia said...

I absolutely adore these!!! :D Youre so talented! And a Happy Easter my dear! :)

Hugs,

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Karen
You made some cute things, I like the crown.
Congrats on getting your blog domain name.
Judith

Teresa said...

Happy Easter, and Lovely creations! Don't worry about not stopping by the blogs to comment. Your true followers won't leave you! We all wait salivating for the next thing of beauty you post on here. =)

helen tilston said...

A very Happy Easter Karin and I love your projects. It is always a joy to learn something new

Helen xx

Sandra Kaye said...

Happy Easter Sweets!!! I hope you and the boys had a great time with your family :):) I love the way your book is turning out...look forward to seeing the inside. The baby in the bucket is just to cute :):) You know I love your work !! Hugs

Lynn Richards said...

Karen,
What beautiful projects you made!! I oohed and ahhed over the basket. That's priceless!
xo
lynn

The English Romantic said...

Hi Karen,
What delights you made at Paper Cowgirl. I love them all. I've promised myself that I will get there one day!!
I see blogger is making more changes, should I be worried??
Have a great day dear friend.
Smiles and hugs, Angela.x

Lisette Harzing said...

Wow! That must have been a supergreat day! Your projects are super!!!

Pretty Things said...

LOVE the crown!

Wendy said...

Dear Karen, I love to see your work, it's all so beautiful. New follower to your blog. Have a lovely day, Wendy

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Beautiful projects Karen, I love them all and as usual you do a wonderful job:) So pleased you had a great time and that you were able to relax and create. Hugs Marilou

vicki said...

Karen- I know just what You mean about there not being enough hours in the day! I don't know how you fit in all that you do!

You must have felt as though you won the crafting lottery to be amongst all that great talent ( yourself included!). The creations are all beautiful and so unique. I'm sure everyone who attended had the time of their life!

I'm looking forward to your new book- what would we all do without your guidance- thanks so much for being such a great resource person for everyone in blog land!

Love
Vicki

Iskrica said...

very nice! i like it! HAPPY EASTER to all blog friends. Greatings from Srbija

Cindy Craine said...

I love how your book is looking! I can't wait to see how you finish it! I bought some great napkins in RT to make mine! Good luck on re-vamping the blogger book, I know it will be great! Sign me up for a copy! oxox-cindy

Marlynne said...

I enjoyed your projects!

suziqu's thread works said...

Such neat little creations Karen.
Of course, I especially love the look of your new book started in Lisa's workshop - a lovely vintage image.
I am happy for you that it was such a successful event!
So now what does Blogger have in store for us in the near future?
It's always lovely to come and visit you here!
Take care and hugs,
Suzy

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