I didn't really have a project to bring, so I decided to make tags. I packed a lot of old wallpaper scraps, some other ephemera and card stock. Then, I tore the papers into rough edge bits and strips, then I drizzled glue over the card stock and layered the strips of old paper onto it.
After it dried, I ran it through the Cutlebug using a three part tag set die cut.
This made an interesting background to embellish with some tidbits I'd brought along. I had a handful of lace, a small bag of flowers, some ribbon, two vintage greeting cards, a die cut rose and some ink pads.
When I'm working with wallpaper, I keep a container near me to save scraps. No piece is too small to save, you never know when you'll need an itsy bitsy piece, and why cut into a big hunk for a two inch strip?
This was an ideal project for craft day. It was easy to pack up and bring, didn't take much thought, and I could chat while I worked. Gail and her daughter-in-law, Marj, had both been to my studio at Birdsong, and I felt like I already knew her grand daughter, Corrine from FB stories and pictures.
But the other ladies were new friends, and the projects ranged from crochet to scrap booking. Everyone brought something to work on while they hung out, that is my favorite kind of craft day.
Gail made us a tasty lunch, and gave me a tour of her cute place. She loves vintage roses as much as I do, and her home was filled with pretty pink blooms.
She also had houseful of things she'd bought from me, back when I used to host antique sales at my house. I knew she'd been a generous customer over the years, but I didn't realize just how much she'd got. It reminded me of visiting my mom's house and how every where I looked, I saw something I'd made or painted.