Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In Memory....

 Penny Lamont McAllister
We will miss your sweet southern voice, your love of life... ladybugs... and Pimento cheese dip.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's almost time...

The girls are donning their hats....

and fluffing their dresses...

in anticipation of their arrival here...

Sunday, March 28, 6pm PST

They won't be late !!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wonderland Wonderment

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of traveling South to meet up with some sweet friends of mine.  We attended Kim Caldwell's An Affaire in Wonderland event at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.  Let me tell you....the Wonderland was Wonderful!!  Take a peek at a few of the photos of the room on day 1.
Upon entering we were just amazed at the attention to detail that surrounded you.  Kim truly is the master at event planning. 

Each chair had a delightful slipcover on it to cover up the bland design of the typical hotel chair.  A pocket was sewn on the back and there were goodies tucked into the pocket.

Each place setting was perfectly laid out.  The napkin ring was a handmade ring that we all wore the rest of the afternoon.  If you look closely you can see a little paper top hat that opened up to reveal more goodies for us.

The first thing we participated in was a lovely Mad Hatter Tea Party.  These were the desserts !!  Yum!

An incredible cake wrapped up the event on the last day.  Yes....it tasted as good as it looked.  

One of my sweet roomies (Stacy) along with Valerie who is Kim's partner in crime.  Valerie sewed all the chair covers and worked on many other aspects of the event.  A real friend indeed!  She also was the brains behind that amazing teapot cake. 

Two more of my wonderful roomies.  Natalie and Lonnie had a vendor table at the event.  They were showing their handmade jewelry.

Cutie pie Jessi....she has lots of photos over on her blog.  Stop by for a visit. She is doing a fantastic job chronicling the weekend with her camera.  

And here we are at the bookstore...LATE on Sunday eve....holding up the wall...not wanting to go back to the hotel and pack because we didn't want to go home the next day. 

As usual, I did a rather lousy job in the photo taking department.  So I will just have to tell you instead of show you...
If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Kim's events....DO IT.  Spoil yourself and take the plunge.  She will spend the weekend spoiling you!!  Great classes, great teachers, great food, great fun.  Her next event is in April but is sold out.  The following event is in July and is a sea themed event at the Beach!!!!   

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Workshops

I am excited to announce I will be teaching two workshops this Spring.  Bellina the Bluebird has flown down to Gilding the Lily.  You can make your own Bellina on Saturday, April 24 from 9:30-5.  All the information for this Southern California workshop can be found on the Gilding the Lily site.

I will also be teaching the Bluebird workshop in my studio on Saturday, May 8 May 22 from 9:30-5.  Information for this Northern California workshop can be found on my Workshops page.

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