Thursday, April 28, 2011

May Day "Flower" class

My class this Sunday at Los Poblanos is making paper flowers.
We will make a bouquet from white, lavender and pink cardstock - cut and curled and wired, taped and collected together with ribbon and leaves ............

We will also make these lovelies, from pages in an old phone book. They are simply scallop-cut paper strips wound around the end of a branch and wrapped tight with wire. It is nice to add a bit of color on the inside of each "petal" so there is a subtle color to the blossom.

I think they look so realistic, don't you?
Helps to put them on the branch.....and not be too concerned about how "carefully" you twist the paper around. I hope to make a bunch and fill a vase for the center of the table.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a tiny golden bird

Sweet nest, isn't it? If you look closely, though, it is not about the nest, but the tiny little golden bird perched on a silver ring tucked into the nest.....
....and here is a close-up - do you see it?
It was a surprise - a tiny HUGE surprise - from my friend, Greta, and her sweet mom, my new pal, Frieda......what a treat! I can hardly take it off my finger, it is so delightful. I feel like I have a little secret that I am carrying around with me.......

And, of course, I have to keep it "out of reach" from the cats:
Here's Miss Pearl sitting on the table guarding my eggs and all the other Easter stuff sitting there unattended.....somebody just might sneak in and grab something, you know....
...and there might be a tiny, golden bird around somewhere......

Thursday, April 14, 2011

a few more magical eggs

I have found the formula for the delicate, magical worlds that glisten inside eggs.
As a child, I loved peeking into that tiny world inside a sugar egg......and I am delighted to have created something that gives me that same feeling I had once upon a time.

Though these photos do not show that the eggs have the soft glimmer that the sugar eggs have, both inside and out, maybe you can see that there are some pretty cool things going on in those eggs!
Easter is almost upon us....hippity, hoppity, Happy Easter Day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Beautiful Eggs

What a day!
The class was great -
new ladies, returning ladies
and LOTS of laughter!
Here are the creations:

Becky, Ali, Nancy, Kerry, Kat and Penny!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kaffe Fassett - wow!

I couldn't pass it up.
It leapt off the shelf and grabbed me.
The colors and the patterns....
I was breathless from the beginning (!)
Don't yet know what to do with it...
napkins? tablecloth?
Sew them a little "tighter" and make a full skirt?

I am in love.

Friday, April 8, 2011


So, I actually got some eggs painted
and delivered to the shop for sale
Hope to get a LOT more done,
esp since we are only two weeks out!
Happy Easter everyone!