Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Special Little Visitor to My Studio ~

I had a special new little visitor in my studio this month ~ my new little buddy boy...Max McAlister!  He is my new grandson who was born just last month.  This was his first visit to Grama Lolli's house and art studio.

My daughter Sara came over to work on a small garland for an embellishment to an Easter basket that the Easter Bunny will leave for Max on Easter Sunday!
G-G (Great Grama) was there too working on her own project ~ she wouldn't miss a chance to see Sara and, of course, her new great-grandson Max McAlister!

Sara didn't have time to finish the project ~ the little eggs still need to be sealed with a coat of Modge-Podge and then they need to be attached to a bright, fun ribbon to hang it from the basket...I guess she and Max will have to make another visit to Grama's soon!
Needless to say...I personally didn't get much done this particular day in my studio...too precious of a time to enjoy with my new little love!  Though, I had just recently finished making my new little "Baby Bird" for a friend of mine who is having her own baby boy soon.

A Day at Karla's Cottage

I was invited to Karla's Cottage for a Craft Day earlier this month.  I love to visit Karla's is such a beautiful, inspiring place to create!  Beth, Mary, MarilynShawn and Bethany and I all brought our own creative projects to work on.  
After we worked in the studio for a while, Karla invited us into her dining room, where she had the table beautifully set ~ the chandelier over the table was adorned with a few of Karla's personal touches ~ a vintage child photograph embellished with painted fairy wings ~ that she illustrated directly onto the old photograph ~ and a chandelier crystal which dangled from the bottom of the photo was one of my favorites!
Each of our place settings had a special small package with an old Frozen Charlotte doll and our name written on a handmade flag that was tucked into a piece of beautiful folded blue flocked wallpaper and tied with a satin ribbon to match.
Also at each place setting was a special fairy doll who was nestled in the center of a small decorated peat pot filled with all-encompassing little flowers and moss.  The fairy was adorned with glittered ephemera wings and a little pink flower petal dress with a lovely piece of lace added for the bodice.  So sweet ~ I brought this one home with me to display in my own studio to share Karla's art with all who visit my studio! 
As we sat at the dining room table, your eye's captured the loveliness of Karla's surroundings...such beautiful warm and welcoming...

After we had a lovely lunch (everyone brought something to share) ~ Karla had her dessert cart ready and waiting with scrumptious desserts ~ the made-from-scratch Carrot Cake was the best!
It was such a lovely time that we all had ~ I look forward to another visit ~ soon, I hope!