Saturday, November 16, 2013

Next Steps

Twisted Fiber Studio is going through a growth period.  I have been working on the nuts and bolts of making TFS a full fledged wonderful business rather than the fun hobby it has been.  Among the many things we have in the works, the full website will launch in early December and have a host of arts and crafts classes to choose as well as holiday gift items available for purchase. 

These "classes" are also available as party themes for ages 10 and up - think birthday, book club, holiday, bridal shower, baby shower.  Don't see what you have in mind on the class list, let's work together to meet your needs.    The classes come to you at your home or in a venue of your choice.  Need a venue, I can help with that too. 

NO need to wait for the website to book a class.  The current brochure is available on the blog here  Class Brochure.   I look forward to hearing from you! 

I've gotten so much support from friends and family -- THANK YOU and I love you all. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fall Decor - Pumpkin!

A bit delayed in posting this photo but well, it's still fall, right? 

I made this in October and I have to tell you all that it was so quick and easy to make -- you too can have one for a centerpiece for the upcoming US Thanksgiving holidays. 

What you need:  one foam pumpkin I found at the $1 store, old sewing patterns, small foam brush, gloss matte medium (or watered down white glue if you have it on hand), flowers or fall decorations of any kind and straight pins or hot glue to attach them.

Use a foam brush to put the glue on the pumpkin and then layer the sewing patterns over the glue, pressing it in to the curves of the pumpkin think decoupage.  Even cover the stem.  Brush more glue over the paper.  Let dry! 

For the decorations, you can use leaves from the yard (yes you can) or small pine cones, silk flowers, felt flowers and the like.  I had a silk leaf and some fall colored felt to make the flowers. To attach these, I used straight pins through the center of the flowers into the pumpkin itself.  Done!  So easy and fast! 

FYI you can use the plastic pumpkins (candy buckets) for the base too and put flowers into it as an autumn bouquet.