This is an example of Joann's Goody bag from Lisa. We had one at each place when we arrived.
Here you can see me in the fore ground... working away on my apron. And then Joanna ttp://sweetfinds.typepad.com/sweet_finds/ is beside me & there in the back is Carolyn
http://thenandnowatcollectedtreasures.blogspot.com/ Here's Lisa using the computer to help one of the students with her images.
Picking through Lisa's treasure trove of goodies is Joanna, Carolyn & Jana (owner of Collected Treasures ). Lisa had vintage lace, doilies, buttons, ribbons... TREASURES I'm telling you good stuff & she let us use things from her stash! She is the most generous giving person!
Here's another class photo where you can see some of the tools used in the class. Her wonderful sewing machine & the most HEAVY DUTY IRON I think I've ever seen.
Carolyn SURPRISED Lisa with the completed shopping cart liner she had made for her basket. Lisa & I will soon be going to go to the HUGE BIG FLEA MARKET/ANTIQUE FAIR in Round Top/Warrington, Texas. And Lisa will use this shopping buggy to haul her treasures around the fields. It was a plain wire buggy (yes I have one too with the ugliest plastic mesh liner so now the race is on to make myself a liner too) before Carolyn (Carolyn is an amazing seamstress & has made many lovely things to sell in her shop there at Collected Treasures)performed her MAGIC!
This is a photo of Joanna & I at class. The funny thing is that we knew each other from my very first Soldered Charm Class taken last year from Heather Ales. Isn't it funny what a small world it is.
Here is a close up of the left pocket of my apron. It is a transfer of a piece of sheet music that I stitched on three sides. Perfect little pocket!
And the other pocket is also a sheet of music. Loved the title "Happy As A Birdie In It' Nest" & above the pocket you can see the lovely piece of vintage trim I used. I stitched on a number of different buttons, a stem of latte colored velvet flowers & ran a piece of beautiful vintage seam binding through the lace(the seam binding & flowers were mine but, the rest was from Lisa's stash).
Here's the top. A sweet vintage counter card of a boy was transferred onto linen & then stitched on. Above it is some more of the same trim & ribbon used on the rest of the apron. Here I used Mother of Pearl buttons to add a different look to the top.
A close up of this sweetie! Wonder who & what he turned into as an adult? These old photos have such stories to tell. If you missed this class & you live in the Dallas/Ft worth area... check back to see when Lisa will be teaching it again. THANK YOU LISA!!!!!! You're the BEST!!!! And Jana http://collectedtreasures.blogspot.com/ , thank you for having us to your wonderful store to use your Art Area as a place for us to all create & take classes.
I have a challenge for each of you... Learn something new this month & come back & share it with me. Have a wonderful creative week.