Birdsong is BACK!
I sure missed hosting it in 2016, and was afraid that this year would zoom by and I would miss seeing my Peeps yet again. So, I decided to make it work for later in the year. And my very, very, very favorite season is Christmas, soooooo, we are having a Holiday version of our gathering, with lots of sparkle to kick the season off.
The party will begin Friday morning, November 10, 2017 (Veteran's Day) with classes again on Saturday the 11th at my cottage studio in Lawrence, KS. (We are about 50 minutes from the Kansas City airport.)
The weekend will include two days of classes, with lunch (and plenty of treats) served both days, and a dinner party with wine on Friday night.
Please scroll down through previous posts to see photos about past Birdsong events, if you'd like to see some of the fun we've had. Or feel free to email me:
Lesa will be showing us how to make a cute, lil candy box with a Snowbird and Angel. (photos to come later, but here is an example of her beautiful work)
And Lori will be decking us out in this elegant necklace, perfect to wear to any holiday occasion.
As for me, I'll have two classes.
The first is this "Sugarplum Fairy" banner. With kits available in blush or ivory, both with accents of gold.
I'll be pulling out some of my treasured vintage wallpapers for these, you know my motto- "Use the Good Stuff- your work deserves the Best!"
The last class of the weekend will be mine also, we will make a selection of ornaments for the tree. I'll have a couple of kits to pass out and explain, plus a table of supplies to use for free time. You can spend it making ornies, or maybe a Christmas card for somebody special? Or continue foofing up that banner, or adding last minute details to one of the other projects. We will eat cake, chat, relax, create, and think about how hard it will be to say goodbye to friends at the end of the day.
Unofficially, those who are in town gather for "Birdsong Eve" on Thursday night before our party starts. And we try to get a group together for dinner Sunday night after it ends, to put those good byes off just a little while longer.
I'll have photos of some of my ornament ideas soon. But I've already starting pulling kits together for the banners. The wallpaper and millinery are piled up in my studio, and I've been sorting through my vintage tinsel collection too.
But please don't be on the fence long, while making plans to come! Since the weather will be cool, we will be downsizing our group a bit. There aren't as many seats available as there are for the spring time parties, where we can sit in the garden for meals.
If you have attended any of my events in the past (including the Halloween or Valentine ones) or have sponsored one of these, you can sign up today through Tuesday. Also, you can have a pal who is new to the cottage retreats register with you, I know it is much more fun to travel and room with a buddy.
Tuesday at 5pm, we will open up registration for new friends to join us.
The cost for the event is $395. This can be broken up into 3 payments with $150 due at sign up. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a paypal invoice, or for an address to mail a check to.
I hope to see you here at the Cottage!