My class focused on the technique of creating your own embellishments with felt and sewing - and in good teaching style I was armed with laminated, step by step flashcards to guide the attendees through the sometimes murky and frightening world of blanket stitch! But I also looked at how to make banners and bunting in a flash, as they are everywhere in the design world at the moment!
A close up of the banner:
And here's the bunting:
When not busy teaching, running make and takes and other behind-the-retreat-scenes business, I must admit to taking full advantage of shopping in the fabulously stocked shop we had set up. Here's a few snaps of what I bagged -
I was actually reeeeeeaaaally good - there was so much beautiful paper on offer from all the new CHA releases, but as I have paper coming out of my ears and not a lot of room for maneuver, I decided to try to stock up on something that will utilise my existing paper stash - namely punches, stamps and mists!! (well that's my excuse anyway!) Some totally irresistible sheets of Sassafrass did make it into my basket though as I thought they were super versatile and can't wait to make my own embellishments from them :)
Needless to say the mists, stamps and punches have all been exercised well already, will share some photos of the projects soon :) As a result, I am having a paper free day and am catching up on some of my crochet instead, whilst watching films and snuggling up to Mr T :) Perfick!!!
Have a great weekend all! xxx