Reminders, road trips and Red Lead …

Hey, it’s my three R’s and it sounded cute; what more can I say about that title.

Reminders are for my design team posts that will be coming up in May and my fabric book class that starts next Monday. Road trips are something I just love to do with my friend Cathy – we travel so well together. It is just a peaceful and enjoyable time when we hit the road together. And Red Lead…need I say more! If you haven’t been, make an effort to visit and have a lovely road trip!

If you could see me now you’d be able to tell what I’ve been doing this week – I’m all a-glitter! I’ve been having a great time creating with all my Art Glitter and I know you’re going to like my projects so watch for my posts here and at the Art Glitter blog starting in May.

I’m also excited to share my Globecraft Memories project. It came together so easily and it looks really rich and aged. Can’t wait to share with you soon so watch for that post as well, here on my blog and at Globecraft Memories. I’ll also be in the Globecraft Memories booth at Mega Meet in Novi playing with the company’s fabulous new Piccolo embossing enamels so stop by and say ‘Hi.”

Wanted to remind everyone the fabric book class – Stitching a Sentimental Journey – is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Monarch Quilts in Brighton. You’ll love learning just how easy you can turn fabric into a fabulous little memory book. Great gift for Mother’s Day! Class is broken into two segments and the second segment is Monday, May 7. Check out the description and necessary tools to bring (sewing machine will not be needed until second session May 7) at Monarch Quilts. Call the store to register.

Playing a little catch-up and get-ahead this week before leaving tonight for Adventures in Stamping. It’s been a couple years or so since I’ve attended with my friend Cathy and I’m excited to be heading back there. Looking forward to my class with the Red Lead girls; trying out some new-to-me techniques for photo transfers. We’ll also be antiquing/junking while on the road – so much fun!

Stitching a Sentimental Journey …

For some time I’ve wanted to try my hand at a fabric book. Wasn’t sure how I would go about it so I visited Monarch Quilts in Genoa and Jane gave me some pointers on how I could age fabric and print photos for the book as well. I bought my supplies and took it all home to play.

Well, long story short – nearly three months later the book is finally finished enough for class and class is scheduled! I am so in love with this book. There’s plenty more I think I might add down the road but the basics are here and it’s a good start for anyone who wants to try their hand at a simple-sew fabric memory book.

I’ve used heritage photos of my mother’s family and they fit so well into this nostalgic fabric book. I really just love to sit and look through it. The photos conjure up so many memories from my own childhood.

We’re running the class is two sessions. The first session will be fabric selection and instructions for prepping your fabric and printing your photos to bring with you to the second session where we’ll assemble and embellish the book. You do not need advanced sewing skills for this class – but you will need a sewing machine. We use basic straight-stitching and you can add zigzag if you like. This is a great workshop for those wanting to dabble with fabric and photos.

Watch for final workshop details to be posted soon. I still have to get all the info to Jane at Monarch. I was just so excited to show you – I couldn’t wait! Hope you like.