Friday, December 20, 2013

Painting on the Go.... Vino Van Gogh that is...

So best friend from university, Lisa and I took a great class last Saturday with Vino Van Gogh at Splinters Sports Pub in Palatine.  EXCELLENT class and such fun. 

We have an annual tradition of doing something at Christmas time. It's been a 48 hr cookie baking marathon since her kids were little and such fun.  But our collective knees can't take it like that anymore.  Going gluten free has cut back on that need for baking on my side so we came up with something different.  The price was right on a snowy Chicago afternoon.  We loved it!. So much laughter.   And you were able to order adult beverages and food.  Yum, hot toddies were a perfect accompaniment. 

I highly recommend them for an outing.  We'll do it again for sure.

I present "Dancing Poinsettias..."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Website has arrived!

It's here!  I am just so excited and tickled as a friend would say.  

Welcome to  I know you have always found the blog at that address but now you can see the blog as one part of the overall website.

You will be able to inquire about and book craft parties for special occasions or just for fun.  Handmade items are also now available online for your gift giving needs (or something special for yourself).  Of course I will be adding new merchandise and class ideas regularly.  Custom orders are always an option. 

Please visit and let me know what you think!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Classes this week!

The past two days provided me an opportunity to teach two more fantastic groups of women.  On Tuesday, I was at Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien.  Librarian Cindy Kline had asked me to come teach Felt Flower Pins and I must say it was a fun night and a great facility.  Ladies - you made me laugh and I sincerely thank those that came out not feeling their best!    I look forward to seeing you all again in the future.  Check out a couple photos from that class on the library Facebook page.  Indian Prairie Library Facebook Page

Recycled book page Christmas Trees was the star attraction last night at the Lisle Library.  We had a full house, a lot of fun, and oh yeah some gorgeous trees.  Adult Librarian Mike Monahan took the photos. Aren't thye great?

Thanks Mike!  and thanks to all of you.