Monday, September 21, 2009

Transfer Wear Apron Class by Lisa

September is a month for learning! On September 10th I took the Transfer Class at Collected Treasures. This class was taught by my amazingly talented friend Lisa This darling apron was the finished product (click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the details better). I wanted to learn this technique so badly prior to class & have so many ideas to come from it. Lisa did a wonderful job teaching, explaining, helping, & brought awesome trims & vintage photos for us to use.
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:// is beside me & there in the back is Carolyn 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 , 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.


Heidi said...

Wow that looked like it was a wonderful day. I think that would be so neat to learn how to do that. I think your apron turned out devine. I don't know if I would wear it though it's so pretty. I would end up hanging it up and showing it off :0)

Have a wonderful week sweet post.

Blessings to you and yours,

Lisa said...

Oh what fun you all have! And such great things you make!
Hugs, Lisa

Blondie's Journal said...

It is such a pleasure to see a happy, creative group of women get together to have fun and create at the same time. Not to mention make new friends. I love all the pretty items you all made and wish I had been there!!


Lynn said...

Thank you for introducing me to your friend! I liked her work so much that I am now a follower!
Where do y'all liveI'd love to take her classes!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Charlene!!! Your apron is beautiful! It looks like you girls had the most fun ever...and it's wonderful to see Lisa's smiling face ~ thank you always for sharing the fun stuff you do! xxoo, Dawn said...

You are an amazing friend, thank you sooo much for blogging about my class. It was a fun day. I think it was YOU who encouraged me to do the class, and start my blog. Can't wait for our trip!
Your apron turned out great.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your apron is charming! I didn't discover Jana' classes until after this class had ended but it looks like so much fun! I'm interested in taking her ruched rose class in October.

Anonymous said...

Hello Charlene,

Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments. Photo transfer is a lot of fun and I really love what you did a Lisa's class!
Actually my Marie Antoinette Altered T-Shirts Workshop was last Friday! You will see a post and photos...come visit me tomorrow.

Texas is one of the places I always wanted to go because is so different than where I live...may be one day...:O)

~ Gabriela ~

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Love the blog. That was so much fun I wish we could do it all over again. Your apron turned out great. Thanks again for the idea about beads on mine. I will blog when I have time to finish it.

The White Bench said...

Beautiful apron, Charlene! You did a great job!
Poor Reba, she felt those thunderstorms!:(
Monica and Kim x.

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