Saturday, January 30, 2016

Our Next Online Class Offering; Texture Explorations......

Ever wonder just how to use silk carrier rods/cocoons or even burlap?   This class will focus on flowers and help you lose the fear of trying out those items.  You will choose one of our Texture Packs in your favorite color way.  Using those items you will create an art quilt/wall hanging.  Each week the techniques will vary, so that the four panels you create will show how simple changes in the handling of the fibers can convey a different impression or emotion.  Some embroidery stitches will be covered to further enhance the surface. $70 class fee includes the majority of everything you need for the class.

Here is the link to the Classes page on our website:

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Friday, January 29, 2016

First Online Class Up: Now You See It, Now You Don't.......

This four week online class will walk you through a variety of techniques using water soluble fabrics.  There are so many on the market that often it is hard to decide which one is right for which project.  You will receive a kit that contains a large variety of those solubles and some other harder to find products to experiment with.  Each week you will build on the week before until you create a landscape during the last week.  Each week you will receive a pdf handout as well as at least one tutorial video.  The total cost is $65 and that includes the kit!  Here is just a peek at one technique you will learn.  Sign up now....class starts March 1st, 2016!!

 You can sign up for the class at our website

Keep your eye out as we introduce more online classes throughout the year.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Creative Explosion. ......

I am sticking with that phrase versus we are just plain messy.  We gathered as much of our mixed media supplies as we could together on one table.....
And this is just half the table.

As we left for the day we were already planning another day to play.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Prepping and Packing.....

Ahhhh, the holidays are truly over, time to get back "on the road again".  We have been prepping and packing for our first show of the year in Ontario, California at Road to California.  This will be are 3rd year as vendors there and we are so excited to catch up with new and old friends alike. If you are attending, please stop by and say hello....we'll be in the tent.  Yesterday we shipped  a few boxes and today I walked by this bag being packed on my way to the ironing board.
Sorry I didn't catch the other 3 before they were zipped shut...knowing how Kristin packs I wasn't about to reopen them even to tempt everyone with lusciousness.

Yesterday we put together some yummy eye candy scrap bags of gorgeous hand dyed silk velvet scraps and silk ribbons.  Honestly they are so wonderful they almost didn't make into the shipping totebag wasn't nearby....and then they were gone.

Tomorrow we have promised ourselves a day of Art this is something we have said we are going to do each day since January 1st.   We are taking a wonderful online class.....however all we have had time for is to watch the videos.'s threats even included shutting off the computer and pulling the plug on the phones.  Hmmmmm......

Thanks for checking in...hopefully I will have some great photos to show you tomorrow.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Back to Work...

The holidays are truly over, you know how I can tell, I'm surrounded by wet fabrics.
Now this is a rather dull colorway, but I was so tired by the time I got to the pretty colors I forgot to take a photo.

Tomorrow we are going to work a little play a little.  More on that tomorrow.