Monday, June 6, 2011

SDA Conference

We will be vending at Confluence; 2011 International Surface Design Association Conference in Minneapolis-St. Paul. You will find us at the Radison University Hotel in the Vendor Mall beginning Thursday, June 9th 6:00-8:00 PM; Friday, June 10th 8:30-2:00, Break-back 6:00-10:00 PM; Saturday, June 11th 8:30-5:00; Sunday, June 12th 8:30-10:00 AM. Come on by and introduce yourself, it's always fun to put a face with a name.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My 12 Connected Challenge Piece for "Spring" Theme: "Ain't No Spring Chicken" by Jan Girod

This is not what I orginally planned to create, but a nap with the dictionary and I awoke with a whole new plan. After recently cleaning and organizing our studio spaces, I found so many things long forgotten about. This chicken block was left over from a Mary Lou Weidman quilt I made eons ago. She provided just enough attitude to create a great looking "spring chicken".

Her curls were originally the springs in 3 older ball point pens, those pens don't work anymore and hubbys' collection is a few less. A trip to the party store provided her legs and feet. Dismantling little notebooks left me with great legs, just the right length and her feet were part of a hand clapping toy. She has made me smile and giggle ever since she was done.

You can see the other "Spring" challenge pieces by other members of the group at