Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another Workshop

On Sunday I spent a very enjoyable day at my favourite shop doing an all day workshop.
We made 3 great items --all will make good gifts for Christmas.
Everything was provided to make all three items -we only had to take the usual things like -double sided tape and ink pads -rulers etc.
The other thing that they provided was morning and afternoon tea (home made slices and cakes- yummy) and lunch (fantastic sandwiches) plus gifts.
We made a calendar for things like birthdays -Anniversaries and all the other important dates (not your every day things like Dr. appts etc).
The 2 monthly tags on the front are swapped each month.

The back has a pocket to hold the monthly tags that you are not using and it has a grosgrain ribbon to hang from.
All the papers - eyelets-brads- ribbons etc were in the kit plus the board that we had to attach every thing to.

We also made a memo book-again every thing was in the kit--the book was not bound in the beginning--we did that after we had finished all the other "stuff".

The inside has a pencil and a note pad attached.

Lastly we made this circle card--I changed my card from the instructions--(Yes I'm a rebel)---No seriouslyI just wanted to be different.
I'm not a circle card person but it is always interesting to try new things.

Lastly --today I received 2 ATC's from Marie--we had exchanged 2 cards each.
When we were exchanging addresses we discovered that we lived about 15 minutes away from each other (how cool is that).
Both ATC's are needlefelted and I love them.

All in all I have had a couple of good days.


Janet said...

Your workshop sounds like a lot of fun....and with food included! I like the idea of the special occasion calendar, and I love the round card.

Lynne said...

Hi Doreen, the pieces look really good and that idea for the calendar is really useful - I'm already starting to think what colours, papers etc could I use to do one! Workshops are such a nice way to craft, unfortunately 2 shops local to me have closed recently so the opportunities are getting less.

Annica said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the calendar!

Homeleightigger said...

Lucky you - what a great Day, and I love those needlefelted ATC's.

Micki said...

I am catching up on my blog reading. Your padfolio is lovely. I have yet to make one myself.

I am sorry you are having problems with your thumbs, but your stitching doesn't seem to be suffering.

The items from the workshop look to be great gift ideas.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Doreen, What a lovely calender you made!!! It looked like you had a wonderfull day!

Sandy said...

That must be a great shop. Nice projects. Sandy

Joanna van said...

I really like this circle card. It looks like you had a great time. I wish we had a card shop like this where I lived.


Dianne said...

The calendar is a great idea - it looks great!! Also, love the memo book. Great cards too - lovely and bright, just how I like them.

Dot said...

You attend some great classes Doreen. And all of these items would make great gifts.

The cards from Marie are beautiful....