Clockwise from top left:
Beautiful sill; mini pompom trim for the hearts (find it here);
the fruits of our labor; six dozen blown out eggs
I held a class at beautiful Handcraft Studio School this past rainy weekend making my egg and crepe paper valentine hearts. I love teaching at Handcraft. The attendees are always truly wonderful women, and the owner Marie is a beautiful soul with a wonderful aesthetic. She's a great host and and all around super lady.
There was a nice turnout for the workshop even with several cancelations due to sickness. I am looking forward to the next class I've scheduled there for May (details to come so stay tuned). Marie has some other fantastic workshops coming up over the next several weeks, including Intro to Indigo with the lovely Kathryn Davey, Pine Needle Baskets with Judith Thomas, and Ombre Dye and Macrame Necklace Making with Cathy Callahan. That's the one I am definitely hoping to attend. I love everything Cathy Callahan makes, and I can't wait to be on the other side of the table at one of these things, learning something new.
More photos from the my class below. And then enough with the frigging egg hearts already, amiright? I do have to say, I love coming up with ideas for Carte Fini as their featured artist, because it forces me to think really, really hard to create new uses for the paper, and almost all of those projects have parlayed into great classes. Win-win.
Some really sweet women; the Valentine's Day mini pop-up shop in the studio, featuring goods
A pink heart coming along well; all the colors
Just getting going; a real stitch and bitch