Any body want to come and play?
I'm planning two play dates in my cottage studio for Christmas. These will be two different sessions, and you would be welcome to sign up for either, or (even more fun!), for both.
On Friday, December 5th, we will make 3 ornaments from kits, and with the remainder of the day, hang out and make as many paper doll dress ornies as you'd like to while we relax and enjoy some holiday treats. Or continue working on the three class decorations, if you'd rather spend more time on those.
Both days will include lunch, coffee, tea, and Christmas cookies.
Both days will also include everything you need to create the Romantic White Christmas pieces we will be making, plus a table of extras to chose from for personalization.
Although, of course, since we will be using vintage items, no two artists will end up with the same exact finished products. (but it wouldn't be Karla's Cottage without extras! And it will be "The Good Stuff")
And on Saturday Dec. 6th?
We will turn a vintage cabinet card folder into...
... a lush, art journal, covered in white velvet and trimmed in tons of lace.
And of course, millinery blooms and rhinestones.
The book will have an angel theme, with this Heavenly Charlotte doll on the cover (perfect year round, or used as a holiday book).
I'll have a very, very old, very, very tattered wedding gown to cut up for trimming the books. Feel free to chop away at it, to layer and foof your journal.
This book is a no sew class, except for adding the button to the cover.
We will make the book from scratch, fill it with blank pages ready to hold your holiday memories, or to record your blessings, musings, and day dreams year round.
If you finish the book early, I'll have some vintagey goodies out for you to start working on the interior pages, if you'd like. If you don't have time to make some pages, I'll pack up a to-go bag for you with some ephemera to work with when you get home, so you can get started there.
So, here is a recap of the details:
Friday, December 5th- A COLLECTION OF ORNAMENTS
1- "Angel Pie" a tart tin tassel with a mini frozen Charlotte
2- "On Gilded Wings"- a glitter winged cherub, with flowing lace gown, to hang or turn into a tree topper
3- "Lady's Lacey Stocking"- a felted wool stocking, stuffed, glittered, and filled with vintage pretties
Saturday, December 6th- ANGEL THEMED ART JOURNAL
"Heavenly Charlotte"- a cabinet card folder, re-envisioned as a book, covered in lace and velvet
Both classes will be limited space. And are going to be very laid back and homey. We'll hang out in the studio, have lunch in the dining room where the halls will be decked, listen to some Christmas music, and play with pretties.
If you are coming in from out of town, and just attending one day of class, you might also want to go to Kansas City for the West Bottoms antique district, that will be the weekend it is open for business.
Cost per day $120
If you attend both, you will receive a package discount of $15 each day for a total of only $210.
Please email me if you are interested and I can send an invoice.
Both days include lunch, beverages, treats and full kits to completely finish all of the projects. All you need to bring is your basic tool kit. We will start at 9:30 am and play till 5pm. With Saturday's class, you also will receive my online tutorial, Creating an Art Journal.