AMMENDED ENTRY ON 11/20/06: Just wanted to say thanks to Jane for the title of this blog entry, thanks to Trish who took all of the pictures, and thanks to Beth for putting all of our fairies in this bowl on her dining room table for the photo opportunity! I was just standing around drinking Tab during this time!
This past weekend Jane, Trish, and I went up to Beth's house in Wisconsin. We spent the entire weekend engrossed in either shopping, talking, eating, sleeping, and best of all....crafting! We had talked over the previous months about some projects we wanted to try. First on the list was "making fairies!" Above are the finished projects! Aren't they just dear!!! Close-ups to follow in the entry below and future entries, but this picture is just a great representation of our weekend!
Here we are arriving on Friday night to the beautiful studio set-up that Beth had ready for us! Wine and Tab for all!!! Friday night was spent showing and telling with various art works, vintage postcards, and ephemera.
Saturday morning we woke up (too early for some!) had breakfast and went to Madison for a stamp/scrap expo. There were only a few good vendors there, which was good for the cash flow. We all managed to find some great stamps and accesories and finished the first part of our day with lunch at Noodles and Company. Delicious. Oh, we squeezed in a trip to the local scrapbook store too!
That after afternoon and evening was spent in various stages of creating at Beth's house. In adition to the fairies, we all wanted to try our hand at altering cabinet cards and you will see some of those below. Total blast! Beth also showed a technique for backgrounds with tissue paper which was very cool. I was working on one of my proposed five Christmas memory books which was very time consuming, but very fun! Please see Beth's blog (Seaside Dreamer) for the one she did with Fruitcake paper by Basic Grey. Her book is perfectly stunning! Anyway, sneak peaks of that to come in the future as I did not get very far on Saturday night, although I did manage to stay up until midnight (miracle!).
Sunday morning we lounged for a bit and then had to run errands to Kinko's, Starbuck's, and Archivers. And then lo and behold, a trip to the local antique mall ensued! This mall is so top notch and the prices are so reasonable...at first I was all...oh we don't need to go there...and then when I set foot inside I was on a true antique high and did not want to leave! Total treasures were found and I am determined to figure out my digital camera so I can show you!!! We arrived back in Illinois in the early evening hours having had a wonderful weekend of friendship and creating!