Have you seen those cute little velvet pumpkins every where this season? I'm not a sewer, but I thought I'd give it a try. This one is cut from a skirt of a vintage black velvet dress. Its tiny, and the black doesn't show up as well as the other colors I've seen. If I make another one, I think I'd do it a little differently. But this one satisfied my urge to own one and I didn't spend $25 on it, I used what was around the studio.
Hmm, looks a bit like an apple, though, doesn't it?
Too bad I can't have a roomful of friends and family more often! What a great way to spend a day.
The pups were extra needy after everyone left, they had gotten lots of attention for a few days while we had company, then all of a sudden, they were left with just me trying to keep 9 babies attended to!
Laurie has a world record set in holding all 9 at once!
I think that worked out well, hopefully everyone got something they liked.
I hope they enjoyed the classes too. I know I did. Beth's class was one of those where you could just keep going and going on the pages. I ended up working on mine for days, adding more and more to it.
That is kind of what my wishes for the class at Kim's to turn out like. Students will make a basic book, and I'll be giving them directions, plus Good Stuff to work with, and they can be as creative and inventive as they like with it. Books are perfect for exploration.
By the way, I have a few extra kits. Please email me:
if you'd like one for $25 plus postage.
The room was decorated in past projects I'd done for demos for the Romantic Gothic Ghost online class.
Maybe I should have a box of Xmas goodies out and ready to swap when I take the Ghostly decor down. I might just skip over Thanksgiving.
I'll leave you with some photos of the weekend. I wish I had taken more! Beth has some on her blog too.
And I wish I'd had more time to mingle!
But on the other hand, this one was such fun, and so much easier to pull off. I could probably juggle more workshops if they were one day only.
What do you think?