After a long summer of cocooning, I'm back!
I took a break from blogging of any kind...I didn't write mine and didn't read any other blogs all summer long! It was a good time to recharge my batteries, spend time in areas other than memory art, and hang out with family. It was just what I needed.
I didn't totally disconnect from my art, though, as it's such a major part of my life. I put together a very fun Heirloom project for the sold out event which was held this past Saturday at the home of my friend, Patty. This project was an event only kit due to some of the product being available in very limited quantities.
What an amazingly fun day it was! I've got some pictures that Ashley took to share with you...she captured the enthusiasm of the day for sure.
The project and theme was "Spool Stories". The book was built on little canvas squares, each of them put together like mini art quilts, then assembled to fit on a very large decorated spool. I kept hearing from attendees that this was one of their favorite Heirloom projects to date! Here's a picture of my sample:
Putting together special kit packaging for the attendees is always a delight. I love seeing everyone's reactions as they open their kits...it's like a birthday party or Christmas gift opening time!
It was a great time to reconnect with friends from New Jersey, Alabama, California and Arizona:
Patty and her hubby, Kraig, were awesome hosts. Patty is an artist in the kitchen and we had three superb meals...breakfast, lunch (dinner, really, including some Louisiana home made gumbo...YUM!) and late afternoon dessert.
Here's the breakfast menu:
A fabulous trifle was part of the dessert menu:
And, just look at the adorable teacup cookie holders that Patty created!
I love putting these events together...and absolutely love spending time with the wonderfully creative and inspirational friends who put their hearts and souls into the project!
I just loved seeing the picture above...just look at how into it they all are!
Thanks to all who attended...I really enjoyed my day with all of you!
BY THE WAY, I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE JUST ONE EXTRA HEIRLOOM KIT FOR SPOOL STORIES. THE KIT INSTRUCTIONS ARE WRITTEN FOR THE CLASS ATTENDEES, WHICH MEANS THEY AREN'T AS DETAILED AS ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS BUT IF YOU HAVE PUT TOGETHER PREVIOUS KITS, YOU'LL DO GREAT. I'LL INCLUDE A LIST OF SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGING ISN'T PART OF THE ONE REMAINING KIT.
THE KIT IS AVAILABLE FOR $197, PLUS SHIPPING OF $22 (US ONLY, PLEASE).
JUST CLICK ON THE BUY NOW BUTTON BELOW AND THIS VERY UNIQUE SPOOL STORIES KIT WILL BE YOURS!