Today the USA celebrates its independence from Great Britain, a time for family, friends, food (mainly BBQ’d) and the odd foaming peevo! Normally it would be a hot sunny July day here in North Texas, however we were woken up by huge thunderstorms and rain at about 5:30 this morning. It is a little after 10am now, although the rain has stopped it is still very overcast and most ‘unlovely’…… Typical bank holiday weather in my native UK in fact!
A few weeks ago I shared a frame art project that some friends and I had worked on for a soon-to-be Mum. For some time I had wanted to make one for a very dear friend of mine who celebrated a milestone birthday in the summer, in fact I had all the supplies ready! As she lives in another part of the country it was always going to be a challenge to get it to her so when she paid a visit to North Texas early in November it was the perfect time to complete it 🙂
18 months ago we had a neighborhood block party and 5 ladies found a mutual love of crafts and we decided to get together around my dining room table once a month to make some cards and other 3D items and just visit with one another.
When I packed up our house in June and July my last thought was about the upcoming holidays. I usually decorate for the autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, suddenly September arrived and all my holiday decorations were in deep storage, now it is October and my decorations are still in storage…….. something had to be done………..!
November 1st and 2nd – a date for your diary. The stamp camp includes 4 projects, choose to do 1, 2 or all 4 of them, there are 2 Thanksgiving and 2 Christmas projects.
Camp runs from 2pm until 9pm on November 1st and 10am til 6pm on November 2nd. Each project take an average of 2 hours, so folks signing up for all 4 are advised to bring a sandwich and I will provide cookies and soft drinks to keep your stamina going.
Contact me if you would like to join in the camp. I am happy to provide kits for those who cannot attend class in person but want to have these beautiful projects!
Thanksgiving banner – measures approx 4ft and made of canvas pennents.
Frame measures 10 x 8. All embellishments are handmade/stamped. Lots of patriotic red, white & blue with some glimmer paper for the ‘sparkle’ to represent the Star-Spangled Banner. The piece of cream card stock running from top to bottom at centre-right represents the Declaration of Independence.
Halloween Framed Art – home decor project. Measures 12 x 12 with lots of ‘spooky’ colours and images, pumpkins, candy corn, ‘Casper’ the ghost with his cute witches hat, googly eyed spiders with cobwebs. All the pieces are made from either cardstock or ribbon and the embellishments are all handmade/stamped. It is attached to a 14 x 14 magnetic board with small magnets so it can be swapped out as each season passes.