And Table 3 (left to right) Cathy (my roommate), Sherry, Cheryl, Karla, Kay Ellen, & Beth. A great group of gals that I was soooooooooooo happy to meet. I had been blogging with Karla for quite awhile & this gave us a chance to meet in person. She & Beth were everything I'd hoped for. I had met Cathy & Sherry in Savannah & Cheryl in Dallas at another event. Kay Ellen is a doll that I really enjoyed meeting (& she saved my new starfish apron when I flipped BROWN paint on the front of it) her mother is the creator of Sealah Tacky Tape. Have you tried Sealah? If not let me assure you I couldn't create without it. Jenn introduced all of the belles at Petticoats & Parasols to Sealah & it was a HIT! Check it out!!!!
Table 5 had another group of sweeties beginning with Christine, Majia, Danielle, Julie, Jessi & Jenn. Precious Joy.
And above is Jane who sat next to me at our table. Talk about talented, this gal is amazing. Go back to my post about Vendor Night & look at her table. I really enjoyed sitting so close & watching her create her magic. Since the event I have become friends (again through the amazing world of blogging with her sister Debby. Debby commented on my blog one time that she is Jane's sister & since that time we have visited often & found that we have A LOT in common. Check out Debby & Jane's site to see the creations they have for sale.
These two are the definition of ADORABLE! Julie & Majia. Julie was one of the teachers (I haven't posted her class yet due to this darn heart surgery but, keep an eye for it because it was freaking adorable & what a fun generous soul she is!) at the event. And Majia... I had seen her & heard about her MANY times in blogs & posts. I WANTED to get to know her so badly. Well, let me tell you it was worth the wait she & I had sooooooooooooooooo much fun together & we both love to dress in sort of an off the cuff ARTY way. She wears a lot of outfits by Magnolia Pearl whom I have always liked that style.
Well darn, I had two pictures of Maureen & Carole but, chose the wrong one(should be using Live Writer I know...) when downloading them... but, these two are so cute & sweet that any picture is a good one. We met the very first day in the lobby of the hotel while they were waiting for their room to be ready. It was a FAST friendship & we hung out a lot during the weekend. And they have offered to show me around if I come up to the San Francisco area. These sweeties as well as Kristine, Leslie, (from the first photo) & Debby of Romancing the Stone all live in the San Fran area & we have been cooking up another California adventure in the future!!!! OK Maureen & Carole get a Blog started!!! I know it would be wonderful if you had one!
All the cuties at the cupcake party thrown by Cynthia & Val on our shopping day in Old Town Orange.
You have met all the girls in the cupcake photos in other photos above but, Debi & Deb Hodges. Debi owns the shop Out of the Blue & hosts Mermaid Mercantile once a month at the store. Deb is my SUPER BUDDY & clothing designer I fell in love with while at the event. SHE REALLY HURT MY POCKETBOOK AT VENDOR NIGHT! Love ya Deb & can't wait for my next goodies.
Sweetness itself... Karla, Cheryl & Beth(see above for links). OK, that's it for today's intros from Les Sirenes. I have done a number of post previously & there are a lot of others listed & linked be sure & go back to meet them & see the wonder that our hostess Kim made for us that weekend.
This & the next few are sent to me by my friend Cynthia (the one that took me shopping & was my airport pickup MAXI MA as well as UBER special FRIEND!!!) from her trip to Paper Tales in the San Diego area. Cynthia went down for a cake convention & went to the store because she had met the owner Michelle (see photo one for Michelle & Karin my table mates) at VENDOR NIGHT at Les Sirenes. She shared some great shots of the store. And I can tell you that Michelle carries some great stuff because I saw the stash she, Karin, & Jane had at the event. Karin teaches classes at the store.
I can tell you that I will be shopping here on my next trip to southern California. Yes, I promised all those girls (Karin, Michelle, Deb, Debi) a week long shopping visit.
Karin I MISS YOU TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I MISS ALL OF MY MERMAID SISTERS! And the cool ocean breezes of the coast of California.
Go visit. Find some new friends. Tell me who you went to visit & what you loved! Have a great week.