Sunday, April 11, 2010
25 Kits for MIU!
Okay, so I admit it, but I always try to cram as much stuff as possible into one box or other container when toting supplies around: my mission yesterday was to make this happen when packing the 25 kits for my "Create Texture and Dimension with Gauze" mini-workshop at Make It University! Spring 2010.
I had found this small wheeled tote a couple of years ago at the store at a clearanced price - $5.97. I think it was meant to be for knitting because it has all these wonderful compartments and pockets, but at that price, you know, it doesn't matter if you use it for it's intended purpose or not.
There's nothing in the kits that would be crushed, so I started packing...and to my delight, everything fit perfectly! Extra supplies and water bottles will fill the outside pockets, and the outside flap will hold personal stuff, so there's no need to carry a purse - yeah!
What's in the kits, you ask? Neocolor II artist's crayons, Fabri-Tac adhesive, cheesecloth, a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, cotton balls and swabs, paper cups (the kind I use with the kids at Emmanuel), a pre-threaded (dmc floss) needle, buttons and charms, and a piece of gauze that has been stamped, embossed and inked. The only thing missing in the kits are little pieces of chocolate, not to be forgotten you know...
For my Open Studios gig with Bobbie, packing should be very easy. We're showing shisha mirror embroidery and how to create embroidered beads. Small, lightweight supplies packed in a small tote.
I'm also showing a photo of this gorgeous blue rayon fabric that I got today at the store. It has a little nylon in it which gives it a slight sheen, similiar to some silks I've seen. It will hopefully be transformed into a new top for me to wear at the festival. Easy and quick pattern, 2 hours max, comfortable.
Come see Bobbie and I at Open Studios on Sunday, April 18th at 10:30 am. AND...
Come, put your name in the lottery for my workshop (with all the cool supplies) as soon as you can. We start at 12:00 noon.
At 1:00 pm., I'll be off to pester the vendors and see some quilts. WHERE SHOULD I SPEND SOME MAD MONEY THIS YEAR? - I HAVE 2 HOURS AND DON'T WANT TO MISS ANYTHING REALLY GOOD...GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS, PLEASE!!!