February the 10th and 11th, I was very thrilled to be invited to Stephanie Novatski's home, for two days of creative fun. She taught us a decoupage technique which we used as covers for a photo album. Here are Teri and Colleen busy planning their layouts. Heidi and Stephanie We had a ball. It was past midnight when we finally laid our weary heads to rest. Heidi' photo album. My album titled: TO BEE I finished my album by day two. The journey that lead to the theme of my album was an interesting one. I kept seeing african bees covering the album background. Somehow they got lost in the back ground and the bee children emerged. Thanks for bringing in those stamps, Colleen. Stephanie got us started on another project on Monday. We assembled a fabric collage, which will be made into a purse, using gorgeous leftover scraps. Stephanie generously provided us full access to her supplies and the girls brought great stuff with them too. Thank goodness because I packed a whole lot of everything and a whole lot of nothing, ha ha. One last thing. What was I thinking of? I did not take a picture of the other three photo albums. I hope I can fix that this coming Sunday at our doll club gathering.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.