Before I get the to things I made in the classes, I wanted to share with you the bird house swap I participated in. To the left in the photo above is Bryanna, the hostess of the Home Tweet Home swap. To the right is my swap partner, Joy. I have never done a swap of any kind before and wasn't quite sure what it meant or what I was supposed to do. Bryanna assured me it was easy and to just make something I would like myself.
Joy with her new beach house birdhouse and me with the house that Joy made.
I love my house. And though Joy didn't know I have a lack of places to put things, she made it to hang, which was perfect. She wrapped it in a tea towel that I now have hanging in my kitchen.
At first I thought I'd let it sit perched on the book shelf in my bedroom.
The detail is just wonderful.
It's final hanging place, in the hallway. Thank you Joy!
This lovely wreath was taught by the amazing Amy Powers. It was the first class of the day and a nice way to begin.
The second class was taught by Michelle Legler and the reason I decided to attend the event in the first place. I have loved her mosaics for as long as I have been aware of who she is. I have been saving broken dishes and all kinds of other pieces of 'stuff' that would be used in making a mosaic for a very long time now. I showed up with WAY too many dishes to break. It just gave me a lot to choose from and the yellow ceramic rose that I got from Michelle determined which plate I would ultimately use.
I made this wonderful box.
The last class of the day was taught by Kristen Robinson. All I can show you is the pieces of mine, as I did not get it finished.
This is a finished chandelier and, in theory, what mine will look like when I get all the pieces and parts assembled.
The day was a truly wonderful experience. I met a lot of amazing women and had a fun day. A very long day, but worth it. Kim Caldwell is the consummate hostess and like I said in my previous post, no detail was overlooked. Thank you, Kim and I look forward to seeing you again soon!