Monday, June 1, 2009

simply amazing...

Kim Caldwell is a genius. Here is proof...







I would have further proof if my camera was more fully charged (like I thought it was).

It was amazing. Fabulously over-the-top. Kim made everyone feel cared for. Not the least of which was me. This was a wonderful introduction into the world of craft instruction.

I'm as pleased as punch about how well the class went. All of the students were so nice and it was an honor to share my project with them. Just look how lovely they turned out...







It was so much fun and I feel so creatively powered up. Oh but it's so nice to be back home. Alfredo was sleeping when they picked me up from the airport and he sleepily did a double-take when he saw me. And then he was so happy that he was almost crying from happiness. And he seems so different. It's only been a few days but I swear he's different.

Today has been full of kisses and tight-neck-squeeze hugs and big smiles from him. And, this is so sweet--he will just gently hold my face in his hands as if he's checking to see if I'm real. So sweet.

Tomorrow I'm going to show you a few behind the scenes photos, including some from a jaunt to the flower mart with Kim. And then stay tuned this week for some stuff to pop up in my brand spanking new etsy shop.

33 comments:

LindaSonia said...

The projects looks terrific and the surroundings sublime!! LindaSonia

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Sooooo lovely! She does an amazing job with her events!

Can't wait to see your etsy offerings! Maybe some of these kits???? (Hint, hint)

Hugs,
Heather

Jenn N said...

So glad for you that all went well. It really looks like a fabulous and beautiful event.
My heart just melts with anything you write about little Alfredo. What a little sweetheart.

Amy said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Wish I could have been there! Can't wait to see your new Etsy shop. That will be just the pick-me-up I need.

Give a Alfredo a big hug from us!!!

-Amy from Petaluma
(Crafting by Candlelight)

Claudia said...

I second the idea of including one of these beautiful kits in your Etsy shop! I would definitely love to make one. I'm glad you're back with sweet, sweet Alfredo.

Calamity Anne said...

Wonderfully bright colors must follow you everywhere! So lucky!!!

Waterfall said...

So glad the class went well, though I'm not surprised that it did. :)

Cyndee Greene said...

STUNNING! Absolutely breathtaking!
It makes me know that someday I must be a part of this. I think the thing that speaks to me the most is how all of you work together & speak about each other.
And Alfredo...that little one has had such loss in his life that in a strange convoluted way he needed this time apart to discover that you come back to him. You are such a powerful gift to him as much or more as he is to you!
Thank you for sharing your journey! I hope to one day soon begin to start fostering teens & helping them get out of the system, etc.....

Relyn said...

Well, attending one of her events just got placed on my wish list. How marvelous. Simply lovely.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey hey sweet pea.
i so wish i could have made this one. darn hubby and his surgery. o well your project was amazing.
and the room , well hell its always amazing. im so glad you had a good weekend!!
oxoxo,
Jessi

Andrea Villarreal said...

I wanted to say thanks Amy!! I loved your class. It was a blast and you were just a sweetheart:) Our little boxes filled with all that fantastic stuff was amazing!! It was so nice to meet you. Take care.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow, looks like a lovely time.Wish you were teaching in Los Angeles!

Piper said...

oh. my. goodness. can't wait to shop!!!

Sue said...

Welcome home! I am glad you had such a great teaching experience - I told you that you were a natural teacher!!! I am sure all the folks in your class enjoyed making the wreath as much as I did.

Sue

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Simply Beautiful!!!! What a wonderful time for everyone...Wow!!!

Pamela Jane said...

Welcome home from a job deliciously well done! Take a few breaths and let me know if you want a ride on the 12th?

Jill said...

I LOVE that wreath! I'm about to go into escrow on my first home ever (I'm here waiting for my agent to call, your blog is helping me get through this!) and I would love to make one of those adorable wreaths! Please, oh pretty please, offer us kits! (With sugar on top...)

Saucy said...

We cannot wait to see your etsy shop, sweet Amy! Alfredo was just so glad to have you home, batteries recharged :)

Maija said...

I just adore you Amy- you are one of the loveliest women I know. You are so kind and soulful!
ox

karen said...

Welcome back Thanks for sharing your adventure

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Fun! Beautiful and light-filled joy! Blessings and glad it was a safe journey!

SweetAnnee said...

I love it..looks so fun!!
your blog is GREAT!!!

deb said...

I would love to see a kit too. :) It looks absolutely magical!!

patientmom said...

count me in on the kit watch! those are adorable for so many reasons :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I swear, someday, I'll make it out to CA for one of Kim's gatherings! I wish I could have been there for your class, what a lovely project.

I'm glad to hear that you'll be part of the group that Heather has put together to meet in Leesburg!! See you then-

Karla

sherry said...

Amy
What fun to meet you this past weekend. I so enjoyed all the time we spent together. Hopefully you are getting settled back in. Will send photo of my wreath when I finish it up.
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Amy,
You are so sweet. I love how humble you are. I think you don't even know how truly special and sweet you are.

You always make me smile. I leave feeling better than before my visit.

Squeeze that sweet baby and drink it all in!

Sweetest regards,
Shelley

rozetta said...

I can't wait to see your pics.

The best part of your post was the parts about Alfredo. He is soooooo sweet!

~elaine~

Shawna said...

Oh my God what are these adorable pictures from?! And how were the garlands made?! I want to do that! It is sooooo cute.

Shawna's Study Abroad

January said...

Amy,
You are such a creative inspiration!
I wish I lived closer so I could have taken your class.
Would you consider possibly making some kits to sell in your shop sometime? I would absolutely be willing to purchase some. :)
I love your webzines and your blog so much. Thanks for sharing your creativity. :)

twinkleshabbystar said...

GORGEOUS Amy!!! I would have given anything to have been at Kim's event and participate in your class. I love the bright happy yummy sherbert colors of your wreaths. I've been catching up on your blog post and I am sincerly so HAPPY for you and your family. I know you must be on Cloud 9 having your sweet Alfredo home again. Your happiness radiates thru blog journals. Im happy for you! :) XO, Jenn

manila condos said...

Oh that is so cute..

West Africa Gold Exploration said...

If Im the one whos having an event I will surely be celebrating it on here.. this post is great. Thanks :)