|Monica Lee and I made this wreath to send a photo to all our friends. We are teaching flower making workshops this December and January and these are the examples we made for them.|
Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
|Some of the wreaths made at Ruth's Table on Sunday December 3.|
|Melanie and Monica (AIR at Ruth's Table)|
|Liz with her wreath..see the dog....|
|Talia, Lola and Ann|
|Close up of a wreath made by Monica|
|Her I am teaching the table of ladies how to make the book page wreath.|
Monica Lee and I are going to give a FREE workshop at the beautiful Sunnyside Conservatory. The historic conservatory is located in San Francisco on Monterey Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will make holiday cards and envelopes and this year we are adding ornaments. Many of our materials will be donated by SCRAP, our favorite store. Please feel free to bring materials to use and share but there is no glitter allowed. It is happening on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12-3PM.
Monday, November 14, 2011
|A few of the wreaths made by the participants from discarded books.|
Monica and I had a great time teaching what you can make
with discarded books on Sunday November 13, 2011
at FabMo (fabmo.org/workshop).
One of our favorites is the wreath.
|Monica with Laurel, Jaine, Sara and Sharon|
|Hard at work with Kathy, Stephanie and Lynne|
|So many cones!|
|Monica's cake centerpiece|
|Jaine's finished wreath|
|Results from the class...see the colorful onesfabmo.org/workshops from children's books||.|
Monday, November 7, 2011
|My first mesh wire lace necklace....unfinished, need clasp.|
I hadn't beaded in a long time and I had a bunch of beads that I had always been interested in putting together. I had researched beading on the internet after seeing a Martha Stewart showhttp://www.marthastewart.com/336079/mesh-ombre-necklace, but never got around to do it. Last spring I visited with a dear friend, Jeanne Allen, who showed me a wire mesh lace necklace she had purchased. It was quite beautiful and I thought I would like one. How serendipitous to have this group showup on the meetup email. (I also go to the Adobe Illustrator one). I decide to go on a grey Sunday to the wonderful warm home of Alexis Rossi. Alexis and Rivkah hosts the group. It was so relaxing beading and gabbing with like souls. Everyone did a different style with the same wire mesh lace. It was fun to see the creativity. I had a great time! This is my first meetup with the San Francisco Beaders group. What a fun group of ladies.
|Rivkah, assistant host, Alexis, and Carie (hard at work)...|
|Lori and Sandee|
Friday, November 4, 2011
Each year Friends of Calligraphy holds an event for their members called Trivial Pursuits. This is the twenty forth year and I am the coordinater this time. It will be a fun day, January 14, 2012, with 6 different teachers teaching one hour workshops. It is a great time with lots of goodies and a catered lunch by Laura Bernabei. Vickie Lee is getting lots of stuff for the goodie tote that I am making, see below. I will post next year the photos of the envelope contest. One of the requirements to win a place at the event is a decorated envelope sent on a specific date.
|This is in my living room where I am sorting|
Flax paper samples to give in packets of 7
for each participant
|Sample made and 100 handles to cut for 50 tote bags.|
These will hold all the goodies contributed to the
Trivial Pursuit event.
|At my sewing machine...50 tote bags to make|
|finished tote bags..so orange!|
|tags I made to put onto the totes for identification..|
need to cut out, punch holes and add string....