Friday, July 30, 2010

Play Date

Yesterday I went to Georgia's, a friend of mine. Georgia is a very talented artist and always has alot of fun ideas.

Sometimes we take on a big project and other times we just share our projects and discuss what's happening in our lives. So since we didn't have a specific project, but I had brought along my umbrella to show Georgia my flowers that I am attempting to cover it with......we decided to just make FLOWERS and talk.

Of course, one cannot "create" without dragging out tons of stuff and pile it on the table.....we need "stuff" to dig thru ha ha

Check out this cute project Georgia had for a class using paperclay. They're "shell people". Made out a wood block, paperclay for molding the face and shells to embellish. cute!

Georgia also had some pages from an altered book she's making out of cardboard. A little paint, collaging, stamping....oooh it's going to be lovely when she's done.

Okay, enough show and tell.....down to chatting and making flowers for my umbrella and whatever Georgia's want to do with hers.....who knows :}

We got busy....and had some fun!

Making flowers reminds me to take time to smell the flowers along the way and enjoy those friendships that make us happy. Thanks Georgia can't wait for our next "play date."

Monday, July 26, 2010

White Wednesday Post

I have been checking out blogs, as many of you do, and one of the things I love is seeing the posts from "White Wednesday" over at Faded Charm Cottage blog. Actually, Rita at Mammabellarte got me started with her great creations that she posts on "White Wednesday".

Here's my first contribution, hope you like it. When you get a chance go on over to Faded Charm Cottage and check out all the great out it's habit forming :} If you came from a link at Faded Charm.......thanks for visiting :}

I found this chair at the thrift store and loved the shape of it so I had a vision and bought it.

I had also purchased a sheet at the thrift store last year that was white with french wording and knew it would look wonderful on this chair.

I painted the wood trim white and took it to my upholstery guy and I was blown away when I picked it up.

Pictured in the chair is a little vintage Madame Alexander doll I got at a garage sale for $1 and a little pillow out of a satin pillow case I made today. I'll blog about that later in the week.

What do you think? I might keep it or maybe sell it but for now I'm just loving it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

KC Has Left the Building...Thank you Very Much!

Yesterday was a fun, creative day with a class lead by KC Willis of Lipstick Ranch. The class was held at he Urban Barn in Escondido.

We had plenty of room in their amazing warehouse/classroom. 10 Ladies came together to learn the techniques of making one of KC's fabric collages. We had such a great time and I learned some great techniques and loved KC's stories. Her humor and willingness to share was inspirational.

Even though KC has left I'll be able to look at my collage and know she's speaking to me :}

Here's some pics of our class in progress and the finished product. I didn't get pics of everyone's creation but each was so creative.

I'm so glad KC was able to make it to San Diego but even though she has left she let us know she'll be back in February for a two-day class creating her fabric collage book. More on that soon. To see some more great pics of the class, check out Silly Sal's blog.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Urban Barn Grand Opening

Over the weekend, the Urban Barn aka La Maison Rustique had their grand opening at their new location in Escondido, California.

Of course, it was one of hottest weekends and made it hard to get out but if you got out there it was worth it to see all the eye candy and all the work the "ladies" of the barn did to pull it all together.

Here's some pics for your enjoyment, as always, I was amazed at all the goodies and how they were fashioned.

They had wine bottles with URBAN BARN labels setup in their cute little snack bar area.

In the back of the warehouse, they were going to have their "blogger party" in the afternoon. It was beautifully decorated with two loooong tables with antique centerpieces. Check out all the paper globes in the ceiling.

Brilliant idea.....little wooden planks with a dollie and a small mason jar for burger sliders and beer tasting. Yee haw!!!

There was a class going on while the shoppers shopped. Julie Nutting was leading a class on her just published in Somerset Paper Couture. Oh so lovely.

There was a vendor faire going on in the side lot with over 20 vendors with plenty of lovelies.

Lisa Loira of Vintagebling4u was their with her cute altered dollies. She is holding a class on how to make these bling babies on August 22 in San Diego. If you are interested, check out her blog.

Retreat Style was at the party with their special look. Man they had some great pieces and wonderful visions of shabby chic.

Of course, Rita of Mammaralle was their with her beautiful wares.

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Tricia Vintage Bliss was their from Arizona with her oh so great fun "stuff". I love shopping with Tricia because she always has something new!

Becky Wimbs had some cute items. I bought a reproduction Mother and child santos...I call can kinda see it next to the lamp. I'll post a pic one of these days.
To top off the party, Urban Barn has a band play in the back of Mary's sweet pickup truck. So fun!

The Urban Barn Grand Opening was sweet.............hope you enjoyed the tour.