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!!
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.