Dawn and I decided on her Plate Collage project for the day. It was so much fun to see what everyone made. All the plates so different, but reflective of each person's style and personality.Here we are working. Dawn shared her most wonderful images, trims, lace, sayings, papers, buttons and vintage jewelry with us. All of these things were so wonderful to have and use. We talked about our art and the need for it to say something. The quotes and poems were beautiful. So much to choose from, it was hard to decide. We were shown some techniques that she uses and some of her favorite art supplies. What a great opportunity to share. Here is what we created.I would love to hang all of these on the wall in the studio. They turned out so great.Luz's Creation Judy's Creation Natalea's Creation
Dawn not only brought treats for the class, she brought this hand-made treat for me! Something she just whipped up! She is so talented. I love this handbag she made for me and the fabric is to die for!! I am lovin this bag. It will be used all summer long. Dawn also remembered my Shelby Love and made this matching purse with the cute pink bunny for her.Thank you, dear friend for everything!!
We took a break from crafting and creating to head out for lunch. We drove down the road a piece to Trish Ann's Antiques and Tea Room. We had a lovely table waiting for us. Lee made and brought these pretty cone favors with treats for each of us.The boxes were adorned with hearts, birds, buttons, ribbons and charms. Inside were these glass magnets she made and a home made lip balm. These came out great. Thanks, Lee! We sat back and enjoyed lunch, each other's company and not having to be anywhere anytime soon! Here are the lunchin' ladies...
The lovely and ever-smiling Luz.
Sweet Natalea. Incredibly generous, always thoughtful, very fun to be around.
We finished lunch and then checked out some of the local shopping and antiques.
When we arrived home, in walked this lovely birdhouse. Luz carried it in the house and presented it to me. I was in shock. I just love this birdhouse and I have walked past it so many times and admired it. I can't believe she knew how much I liked it. I just love it. It has a great spot on my back porch, Thank you so much sweet friend! We finished the day out with Appletini's and dinner pool side. It was the perfect day.
A day I will always remember. Friends, art, lunch, laughing, shopping, laughing, gifts, laughing.....