Don't let that smile fool you. I've needed a good dose of creativity lately to handle more than a little stress at work and elsewhere.
Fortunately, my friend Dusty has been organizing creative workshops here. This week the topic was making fabric flowers.
I loved doing this -- it was simple and no sewing was involved. Here's a pin I did with three felt flowers glued together. (Gotta love the hot glue gun.) In the two hour workshop, I did six flowers altogether. Never did master the larger flat roses or the fabric ones, but I was rather pleased with the bud-sized felt ones and will make some more!
Last weekend I finished a sample of the collaged recipe book I'll be teaching next month.
This one has several dividers and I did it as simply as possible so that it would be doable and easy to explain in a two hour session to people who may (or may not) have done collage.
These dividers were made with 4x6 recipe cards. That way they are the same size or a little larger than most of the standard cards one would put in them.
After I finished, I punched holes in some of my older recipes. I was rather pleased with the diner-floor background, images from Vintage Workshop and using red grosgrain ribbon adhered by running it through the Xyron stickermaker. I kept the theme of black and red but added to the vintage style with black buttons.
I'll offer participants the opportunity to make either the recipe-card size or the tag book size, which I've shown here before.
Really looking forward to it! Wonder what next weekend's project will be?
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