Friday, October 26, 2012

craft class complete and....

Some more painting to show you and craft items.
First of all last night was my night to teach the stocking class at my local community library.  The library planned a 12 weeks of Christmas program and so far it has been a huge success. 
Last night I did my wood stocking with painting and scrap paper and a few little embellishments. I showed you the stocking a few posts ago and here I will share a couple photos I took last night....everyone really enjoyed themselves and the stockings turned out wonderful. Each one was a bit different and I really enjoyed the looks on the ladies faces after they completed them. 

Some of the girls taking a break, admiring and finishing up. A good time was had by all.
 Happy faces and a look of accomplishment. Art is fun.
 A close up shot of one of the girls. We struggled with the paper for the heel and the toe but we finally got it the way she wanted it to look. 
And lots of things finally piling up. I had this done before I had to go out west. This is a Terrye French design, the pattern was purchased on the Painting with Friends site. It was a lot of fun and I knew I had these in my stash for a reason. Only took me a few years but when I saw this pattern it fill the bill.

 And working on my gourds. This year my gourds are a little larger to work with. This little fella has cut out stars and a battery operated tea lite inside. You can barely see the light but it is better in the evening. I added a bit of snow on his nose but I think he needs some on his hat as well.
 And here is Miss Snow Flake....isn't she darling. I found some scrap polar fleece in my stash then went to work on the colour theme for this one. I just love how she turned out. If she doesn't sell I will be planting her somewhere in my house over the holidays. Chances are if the gourds did well as they did last year, she may not be around long. I am also working on cat gourds and Grinch gourds.....stay tuned for more of my Gourdy Folk. 
 And a few weeks ago I found some beautiful sparkly snowflakes and I had no idea what I was going to do with them but I grabbed a package because soon Christmas things will be flying off the shelf. I must go get some more as I really like how these turned out. They were a total freak ornament. I had made a rosette for something and it was too big so I placed it on the snowflake and said wow I like this. then I found some sticker snowflakes and placed that in the center then placed a rinchie on top. As you can see one of them has a tiny bow for a splash of colour. They were so quick and easy to do. I have some vintage Santa's I will be making later this week. My first show is next weekend so I am really starting to get revved up. 
Thank you for looking and also thank you for your condolences on my Father's passing. I cannot thank you all for your prayers and thoughts, it is really helping me through these rough days but I plug away and I have many memories to cherish of my dear Dad.
Til next time.....♥♥♥


  1. Looks like your class was wonderful Les... lots of smiles there... love your frame... and your gourds... how clever to put tea lights inside... I am sure they will sell well... nice to see you creating again after the sadness of losing your dad... hugs...

    Jenny ♥

  2. Oh I bet your participants just had a ball doing their socks! Great gourdy folks! Clever rosette snowflakes - those rosettes are savers, I have used them to rework a few things now LOL Hugs,

  3. Love your frame and snowman...looks like lots of fun :)

  4. The class looks awesome- I wish my library did something like this......! Love the gourds and the rosette ornaments too- esp the center image- cool idea! And, so sorry to hear your Dad passed!

  5. Looks like you had a great class at the Library!! Fabby painting on your frame!! The snowmen and ornies are adorable!!

  6. You girls look like you are having such a great time. I love your projects . . . and wish that I was sitting in your your classes. You're a sweetheart to be sharing your talent with your community :)
    Have a wonderful day,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)


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