Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art & Joy

In between all the gardens, food and laughing we found time to create a little art and give each other some goodies and gifts.
Natalea decorated these aqua bags with this sweet garden girl and made each of us a fabric and paper journal. Perfect for capturing the highlights from our weekend together. The candy coated sunflower seeds and the dried lavender finished off the garden themed gift.
The pages in this little journal are so pretty. I hope I can do it justice with what I add.
Thanks Nat for all the time and effort you put into everything all weekend. Love my journal!!
I can't help looking at this little creature and smile. She makes me happy. Sandy made us these butterfly fairies. Of course they had hair color and length to match their new owners.
Sandy also made us these pretty mini journals with lots of burlap, lace, rhinestones and buttons, etc. The photo of the little girl is a pretty sepia with accent colors.
As beautiful outside as she is in. Makes me laugh like crazy!! My sincere thanks, Sandy for your gifts and especially for the art lesson and all the supplies that went with it.
This little bear just looks up at you and you can't help but fall in love. Vivian made these cuddly pin keeps. I think the joy in these gifts is having them in your studio or around your house and knowing that each time you see them you are reminded of the caring person that gave them to you. Gifts that keep on giving!
Merci, Vivian for the pin keep and especially for all that yummy strawberry salad and for taking such good care of us over the weekend. Hugs to you!
Heather of "the Speckled Egg" who we all know and love gave us each a pair of these elegant earrings. The pretty box they came in made them the perfect gift.
Of course, a gift from Heather would not be complete without some beautiful vintage wallpapers, trims and millinery.
Heather you look so pretty with these red petunias! Thanks girl for all the goodies. I will enjoy them immensely.
Tabitha put together this box loaded with crafting goodies. The top of the box was decorated so pretty.
Thanks Tabitha. I look forward to creating!
Now onto the art projects. Sandy gave us a tutorial on how to use resin and how to make these fun resin rings. She found these tiny little ceramic dolls.
We learned what type of resin to use, how to make it, handle it and deal with bubbles.
I was really jazzed about this project. I have always wanted to learn how to work with resin. Here are our creations.
Here we are modeling our rings. I am heading to Michael's this week to buy my resin and I think I am going to try to make some pendants. Great job Sandy!
Our second project was provided by Natalea. Look at these cute mini kits she put together.
We had all the supplies to make ourselves an accordian garden collage. I never work fast enough so I did not get mine finished. But here is a look at the one Natalea created.
She is so damn creative! When I get mine completed, I will share it with you.
Well friends, I had a blast. Until we meet again, create often, laugh much and remember "Life is Goooood!"


donna!ee said...

how awesomely festive...thank you much for sharing! :)

Lee said...

Looks like an amazing time with tons of creativity!

kandeland said...

ahhh....that was fun! xo

Tam said...

OH that looked awesome! Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I hopped over from Viv's. Hope you don't mind. Looks like you girls had the time of your life. : )

Sandy Michelle said...

Aww thanks for the sweet words!!

Big Hugs!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

oh Tammy, seeing you had been by was like running into an old friend on the street. I was just delighted! It's been too long. A "garden party" weekend.....what fun! Looks like all of you had such a good time. I would love to organize a weekend like that out here on the farmette but don't even know any Va. bloggers but one. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. xo

vivian said...

hello Tammy! yup we had a good time didnt we! great pictures! have a great week.