Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This Sunday, February 28 is when our group will be hosting a table to sell crafts as a fundraiser for Mr. Don Hadley at the Okeechobee Moose at 1:00, and participate in the auction to follow.
As said before, Nancy Bartholomew has donated a quilt. Please give me any articles that you are willing to donate for the cause.
Swedish Weaving Class - March 3rd. Martha Darling will teach us this skill with Maureen Bradley's help.........see post titled SWEDISH WEAVING CLASS.
The Buckhead Ridge Craft Fair will be held on March 20th. Space is selling fast, so please let me know if you still need a space.
Be sure to check out the comments following posts. Nellie posted a link to chrocet using plastic bags under last week's blog. To post something your self just "sign in", you will go to "dashboard" and simply fill out your post. By posting your own links, others will see your infor quicker. If you need help, let me know.
See you soon, until then, Happy Crafting
Sew What? Sew anything we want to. Patterns, fabrics and ideas were flying as we prepare for the March 20th craft fair at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Our Missourian, Darlene painted this flower pot and added seashells for a cheery pot.
Dorothy came with many seashells to share and wood to make frames or wreaths. This is the one she completed. Look at all these organized shells.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Dorothy who has been painting for years demonstrated some techniques to those interested. See her leprechaun mailbox cover below.
I will be posting another blog regarding the Swedish Weaving, until then....
Monday, February 8, 2010
Only our fourth gathering and in they came with purpose. It was evident that no one was concerned about what they should do or had a question as to what they wanted to do. Armed with supplies and ideas they plunged right in - and knew who to ask for assistance with new areas of learning. Thanks to Dorothy we all had name tags - hearts and fabric made up into personalized tags that can be used and reused. For newer members (or those of us forgetful) they sure helped to learn new names. Great idea! Our masking tape name tags were tacky!
Like a mother hen, I once realized that the "kids" were all quiet............"I guess the food is good, no one is talking", brought a round of laughter as they all chimed in that they were too engrossed in their personal projects to talk. How inspiring!
New friendships are forming, two women have gotten their talents together and are already planning a partnership in creating, making and selling items at the March craft fair. One of their "products" will be a take off of a similar sample they saw the week before..... looking forward to the end results.
Ann Niner brought in clear vinyl with the purpose of making a tablecloth cover for one of the Moose Lodge bathrooms.....................well inspire us ----------look what we did as a finishing touch.........
Some of the new experiences are so contagious that people are getting together at other times of the week in their homes to continue crafting. Fabric painting has been a great success and participants are learning that the painting can flow over into so many other areas........ and what is fabric painting without fabric? Just look at this purse that Nancy B. made - allowing us to let our minds wander toward possibilities...................someone else embellished it, what do you think?
A big thank you to Nancy B. who brought in finished quilts for donation purposes with one set aside for a benefit at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge on February 28th. Thanks so much!
Nancy will be attending a basket weaving class this week and unable to join us, but promises she will learn well and come back to teach us.
This week there are two gatherings, Tuesday evening February 9th 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday afternoon 12:00. I've made sample items of simple polymer clay - can't show you yet, have to paint tonight. One will be a magnet and one will be a brooch. Bring your ideas this week, I will bring my toaster oven and clay. With all our beaders around, maybe some would like to try making their own beads. Let's create.
Can't wait to show the group my two new pieces of wood cut outs. I tried a giraffe and a rooster. Don't tell them what they are, I want to see if they know.............................