Wednesday, May 26, 2010

just a quick thank you card ....

For those of you that need a quick thank you card at the end of the school year...this one is great. I made this in about ten minutes...Here are the supplies you need (by the way, I thought about posting this after I made the supplies are a list, not a cool little picture, maybe next time)...

Gather ---1 supply tag (remove the string)
Colorbox ink pad - color of choice ( I used chestnut roan)
Stazon Ink color of your choice (I used in Timber Brown)
Stamp with sentiment...
Seam binding ( two colors)
3 silk flowers
1 doodad for the center....
Sewing Machine with thread to match color scheme - I chose brown

Begin by...Stamp Sentiment with Stazon
Ink edges with colorbox
Machine stitch with a zig zag stitch on outer edges of tag
Glue flowers in corner with Ultimate glue
Cut long pieces of seam binding...
***I love this technique for the ribbon...thread ribbon through the hole of tag
Make a single knot and one continue to make bows until you have a little ribbon left for the tails....It looks full and "flowery".

Hope those directions make time pictures of each step...Here are a few more of the tag... Also don't forget about Tidbits and Tassels 2 - Registration is open. Looking forward to meeting you.

Thanks for visiting....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Registration is open....Tidbits and Tassels 2

Hey gals....I was going to wait until June 1st to begin registration but I am so excited about the event. Registrations is open!! Space is limited--so don't wait too long. Mom and I are working (playing really- isn't that the way it is suppose to be!) to make this a fun and creative time for all. All art workshops will be held at my art studio and my home. What you need to do is....
* leave your email/address in the comments and
*then click on the Buy it now button and you will be directed to paypal.
Here are the details once again and a few pictures....Looking forward to meeting all of you. We are going to have a great time!

Friday, August 27 - Dinner and a "Sit, Stitch and Swap" at my home and art studio.

Saturday, August 28 - Morning delights
Collage purse - taught by Maryse Henry (pictures to be up soon)
"Pocketfull of Posies" (handmade flowers jean pocket collage)
taught by Chantal Johnson
Afternoon Delights....

We will have one swap with details to come soon. All you will need to bring is a basic class kit (scissors, glue, pencil, and anything you would like to bring.) and your creativity! The cost ($70) includes dinner Friday night, lunch and delights on Saturday and 3 kits for our 3 workshops. More photos will be posted soon!

Please feel free to use the small "button" above the to put on your blog. I am still "blogging challenged" but I think this will work (let me know if it doesn't). I love that picture from our art event last fact that tassel as well as a few others will be in Somerset Home (due out August 1st)...
Blessings for a great week....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Embroidery Sampler nearly complete....

WOW..two posts in a matter of days. I just wanted to share with everyone my inspiration embroidery sampler. It just needs a few bits of lace and buttons around the edges to secure it to the linen piece. But I was so excited about how it came together--I hope you enjoy!!

**This is similar to what we will be doing in August at Tidbits and Tassels--just on a smaller scale...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

You know you're a Texan when...

Out of the mouth of babes-- Presleigh, our 9 year old, told Savannah, our 16 year old, that she thought the book she (Savannah) was reading was ..."Tequilla mockingbird".

Conclusion:Either our accents are so strong or....well, we won't go there!! I believe it is the accent. So when you hear that Texas twang, you just gotta smile!!!

Have a blessed weekend....Registration for Tidbits and Tassels 2 will begin in June....Stay tuned.