Monday, September 21, 2009

just back...

Oh my goodness...you wouldn't believe what a fabulous weekend I had at Kim's event! Saturday in particular was one of the very best days of my life. It sounds like it would have to be an exaggeration but I assure you, it is not. I was in such a delicious whip-up of creative flurry that I couldn't stop. I crafted nearly through dinnertime and even when I got back to the hotel. There was no stopping me.

I'll share more later, but I wanted to show you my finished projects to back-up my statement about this being such a fabulous event. I've never loved class projects as much as these three. Seriously.


The effervescent Miss Lisa Kettell taught this fun class. It was supposed to be to make a dragonfly fairy but I decided to make her wings into little legs with pointed ballet shoes. I'm so pleased with how it turned out but just wait until you see how other people's looked. You won't believe it. They are all so unbelievably sweet.

This was the first class and it really revved up my creative engines.


Julie Haymaker Thompson is amazing. I love her generous spirit. Just being in her midst brought forth a creative flurry within me. She fills the room with creative light.
I just kept adding and changing and working and creating purposefully. I'm so tickled with it.



We finished the day with the amazing Ruth Rae. She lead us through how to put together layers and layers of elements and details to make a beautiful cuff bracelet. The kit alone was worth the price of admission. But Ruth's gentle teaching style was what made it over-the-top great.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out.






I'm already planning to attend the next one...I'd be crazy to miss it. Dare I say you would too? Stay tuned to Kim's blog for the announcement of what she's cooking up for the next one...and start saving your pennies because I have a feeling you won't be able to pass it up either.
Thank you Kim for putting all the care you put into the smallest and the biggest of details. You make it look so easy but I know all the work you put into it and I appreciate it with all my heart.

22 comments:

olga's midlife madness said...

Hi Amy
My glad you wanted home safely with your family. Just wanted to say - It was a pleasure to meet/talk to you. You're a breath of fresh air, and very sincerer with your feeling. My daughter (Priscilla) really enjoyed you as well. You will be hearing from us again. No doubt in my mind - I will be attending the next event that Kim hosts. See you soon.

Don't forget Doris Day!!!!

cupcake studio said...

Oh. my. word. All 3 of these are to die for...just gorgeous!!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Amy!

I tagged along with my friend Susan for the Friday evening Market Soiree. It was so much fun to get to meet you! & I'm over the moon with happiness that I was able to get one of your darling embroidery kits.

Thank you so much for sharing your class projects with us, they're so charming!

I so wish I had signed up! WAH! One of these days! :)

Sally

Suz said...

Oh, my goodness! I just love all of these. It looks like Miss Kim puts on a super-polished, well organized, yet warm and friendly soiree!I hope to go to the next one.

Amy, I will write you but let me just say that I cried when I opened my package! Thank you...

xo

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
it was so fun to see you this weekend. i love your completed projects.
fabulous!!!
love ya doll
see ya soon
oxoox,
jessi

Michelle said...

stunning! I just love this and can't wait to try one for me!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

All the projects are so beautiful, and they're so deliciously YOU! Bravo. Looks like it was an amazing time.
L

Deborah said...

Those are lovely projects. You did a great job but then it looks like you got some wonderful teachers too.

Julie Ann said...

What awesome pretties you made!! Your ballerina is oh-so-cute and I just love your botanical whimsy and cuff bracelet pieces!! I'm glad you had a great time! :)

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Everything is just so beautiful!! I love how you turned the fairies wings into legs with ballet shoes!! What a great idea!! Your cuff is just beyond words!! : )

SherryRoseBella said...

Your projects turned out so beautiful, Amy! It was so fun to get to spend time with you & get to know you. You have such a sweet soul!
love ya, girl!
Sherry

Bryanna Lenan said...

Love your cuff... and your ballerina... and your button flowers... you do amazing work!! It was so nice to see you again...
xoxo
Bryanna

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Amy,
It was so lovely sharing a table with you on vendor night. You are the sweetest and I am so happy that we've finally met.

All your projects turned out ahhh-mazing! You really made them yours and they are just so special.

Glad you're back home safe and sound.

Take good care,

Holly

Rachel said...

What wonderful projects!! I am extremely disappointed I couldn't make that trip work again this time, I had so wanted to go since the projects looked so up my alley!! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!! Do you have any of your embroidery kits left for purchase!??

Kim Caldwell said...

Hey sweetness. . . I am so glad we were able to spend some time together in between all the preparations. Your projects are so beautiful and your vendor table was amazing. It is always so wonderful to be a part of your little world. Love you dearly. . .

Hugs, Kim

Firefly Hill said...

Amy...everything is just beautiful..I adore that cuff bracelet!

annie

deb said...

luv the cupcake bracelet. so glad you had fun.

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey girl, You described the classes so well and you were certainly the craft diva that day! I love how you brought your own personal style to each piece! It was so great getting to know you better. I will reach you soon about Niagara!

Sandy xoxox

Jana Perenchio said...

Your creations are just lovely as always, Amy! I'm SO happy you got to go, wish I could've been there too but I WILL see you at Silver Bella again this yr, right??

Maija said...

Your cuff is to die for!!!!!

edytheanne said...

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was... lavish, followed quickly by luxurious.

Karen said...

AMY!
Love how your cuff turned out! OMG!!! It's fabulous!
I had such a great time at Kim's . . . now I am going to spread my wings even further and go to something called "glitterfest". Joy says it's a fabulous time . . . we'll see. Sounds like just maybe I should leave my checkbook at home. . .
I love my wreath from your class back in the spring. I have it in my studio and think of you whenever I look at it.
Have a great day!!!
Karen