Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Christmas on Coronado '2016........


"Christmas on Coronado"
2 Day Event '2016

Where: Coronado Island, Ca
When: Dec 11th & 12th 
10am ~ 5pm


Please join me for a 2 Day 
"Artful Girls Club"
Event at the historical
Glorietta Bay Inn
on Coronado Island.

We'll be creating in the beautiful and Large Garden Suite,
the original
Butler's Residence in the Mansion.

Guests can spend their evenings across the street at the Historical
Hotel Del Coronado
Ice Skating on the beach.

or shopping and dining at the many wonderful shops and restaurants on Coronado Island.

We'll be creating 2 beautiful projects;
Christmas Angel
&
Crown

Doll~Angel




I'll be personally making the each Doll's Head, Arms, Legs & Body
using ceramic molds poured from authentic antique porcelain molds from the '1800's.


Your doll's body will be made using the highest quality cotton.
Doll measures 22 inches Tall


Each Doll will have a pair of my handmade Wings & Crown.


I will hand make each Doll's Linen Dress & Bloomers. 
ready for guests to embellish with Buttons, Bling and Lace.

(Basic Hand Stitching~Sewing knowledge is required)



Materials Provided
1. Ceramic Doll Head, Arms & Body
(please email me with desired hair, eye & skin color)
2. Handmade Wired & Lace Wings
3. Handmade Linen Dress & Bloomers
4. Handmade Brass Crown
5. Vintage Buttons
6. Sew On Rhinestones
7. Sew On Pearls
8. Linen Scraps
9. Bridal Lace
10. Bottle Brush Tree Pin
11. Miniature Banner w/ Vintage Mercury Glass Ornaments
12. Handmade Brass Crown
13. Rhinestones

Needed Supplies
1. Ivory Thread
2. Sharp Sewing Scissors
3. Any Personal Buttons, Bling & Lace 




Crown




Each guest will have a handmade Crown Base made from the highest quality Victorian Brass.
I'll teach students how to take ultra fine wire and bead it into a beautiful headpiece fit for a Queen.

Materials Provided
1. Brass Crown Base
2. Wire
3. Vintage Buttons
4. Cut Glass Beads
5. Rhinestone Beads
6. Rhinesones


Supplies Needed
1.E-6000 Glue (clear)
2. Any Personal Buttons & Bling


Lunch, Dessert & Champagne are included.

$380
(this event is limited to just 8 guests)
(mail order kits available below)
All Payments are final and non refundable







Crown Kit
Crown Kit has no instructions.
Includes everything listed above.
Kits ship out 3rd week of November.
All Sales Final.
$75




Doll~Angel Kit
Kit has no instructions.
Includes everything listed above, including wings and crown.
Kits ship out 3rd week of November.
All Sales Final.
$210
All Payments are final and non refundable.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dream Banner.... Scottsdale AZ....



"Dream"
Banner
Soldering Workshop

Where: Scottsdale AZ
When: Saturday, March 19th
Time: 10:30 ~ 4:30

Please join us on a magical
French Country Estate






Where we'll be creating this beautiful
Soldered Glass
"DREAM"
Banner


Moderate Soldering knowledge is required.


Supplies Provided
Guests will receive all glass needed, 
chain, rhinestones, ribbon, brass Stampings,
 printed Linen images, extra fine steel wool, 
blackening patina, jump rings 
and copper tape.

Glass pieces measure 4" X 5"

If you would prefer a different
"Word"
Please email me in advance and I'll have your desired letters printed on your linen.
Kit INCLUDES 6 Letters,
Additional Letters 
(with Glass, Brass, Rhinestones & Linen)
are available at a cost of $25 per Letter.

Supplies Needed
Soldering Iron
Solder
Flux
Flux Brush
Burnishing Tool
Jewelry Bending Tool
E-6000 Jewelry Glue (clear)
Apron
Any personal bling 


A Delicious Lunch, Dessert and Champagne will be served.

$159
SOLD OUT


Additional Letters
 (Please email me with desired WORD when payment is made)

Vintage Buttons Workshop....Scottsdale AZ....








"Vintage Buttons"
Workshop

Where: Scottsdale, AZ
When: Friday, March 18th '2016
11:00am ~ 4:00pm

Please join us on this magical
French Country Estate






for a fabulous day of creating & friendship.
We'll be creating these two beautiful 
Edwardian Inspired
Button Necklaces


These Necklaces are even more stunning 
when layered together!


A delicious lunch, dessert & champagne are included.

Materials Provided
Everything you'll need to complete 2 long strand button necklaces

1) Vintage Buttons
2) Crystal Beads
3) Pearls
4) Jump Rings
5) Wire
6) Brass Stampings


Supplies Needed

1) Jewelry Making Tools
Pliers, etc...
2) E-6000 Jewelry Glue (clear)
3) Any personal Buttons, Beads, Bling
you'd like to add to your pieces

$140
SOLD OUT

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sewing Workshop.... Benicia Ca.......




"Sophie" Tunic
Sewing Worshop


Where: Femmage
Benicia, Ca.

When: Friday, January 22nd '2016


Please join us for a day of sewing & friendship.

We'll be sewing this 

Ivory Linen "Sophie" Tunic

Made from a high quality, soft Linen, 
this is perfect to wear year round.


I'll take you step by step though the simplistic sewing process.
All pattern pieces will be precut and edges finished 
to lessen labor needed to to create your garment.

Students will leave class with a finished garment.


This piece is perfectly paired with denim or leggings!
Soft & Laundered,
 this tunic will become one of your favorites.


Materials Provided:
Precut Linen
Lace
Thread
Vintage Buttons



Materials Needed:
Sewing Machine
Sharp Sewing Scissors
Pin Cushion & Pins
Extra Empty Bobbin


We will take a break for Lunch.
Students can bring their own, or order from local eateries.

$149




Size Needed

Sewing Workshops.... Benicia CA.....






Downton Abbey Inspired Tunic
Sewing Worshop


Where: Femmage
Benicia, Ca.

When: Saturday Jan 23rd '2016
10:00am ~ 5:00pm

Please join us for a day of sewing & friendship.

We'll be sewing this 
Turn~Of~The~Century
Style Tunic

Made from a high quality, soft, Edwardian inspired cotton print, 
this is perfect to wear from 
Autumn through Spring.
Each will have 
Antique Crocheted Lace
ready to embellish


I'll take you step by step though the simplistic sewing process.
All pattern pieces will be precut and edges finished 
to lessen labor needed to to create your garment.

Students will leave class with a finished garment, ready to embellish.


This piece is perfectly paired with denim or leggings!
Soft & Laundered,
 this tunic will become one of your favorites.


Materials Provided:
Precut Fabric
Antique Crocheted Lace
Lace Collar
Thread
Vintage Buttons
Pearls
Rhinestones


Materials Needed:
Sewing Machine
Sharp Sewing Scissors
Pin Cushion & Pins
Extra Empty Bobbin


We will take a break for Lunch.
Students can bring their own, or order from local eateries.

$149
SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beautiful Things.... An Artful Retreat, Coronado Island.......




In excitement and celebration of my upcoming book
"Beautiful Things"
coauthored by Anne Freund

(book available Spring '2016)

I'm so delighted to announce a
Timeless Retreat
on beautiful Coronado Island. CA

 February 26th ~ March 1st '2016

Arrival Feb 26th 3:00pm
Departure March 1st 8:00pm

This All~Inclusive week has us going back in time,
where we'll stay & play at a historical, turn of the century mansion,
seemingly, where time has stopped.

Guests can choose from Two Retreat Options;
A. All~Inclusive with Overnight Amenities.
B. Daytime No~Overnight

This amazing historical home is a private residence, rarely seen by the public.

Construction on the  historical Hansen Estate first began in '1898, 
and was later purchased by the retired Surgeon General of NY, and completed in '1926.
In '1950, the home was purchased by the Hansen Family.
Over the past 65 years, the Hansen children have since grown and raised families of their own, yet the home remains an important part of their lives.

This $20 Million Estate sits on one of the largest residential lots on Coronado Island. 
The 14,000 sq ft mansion offers 9+ bedrooms and 13 bathrooms,
including a ballroom and working elevator.























A Rare Opportunity,
This All~Inclusive, Artful Retreat will include;

Overnight Guests:
5 Day, 4 Night Stay in the Mansion
All Artful Materials & Supplies
All Food, Beverages & Alcohol


Day Only Guests:

Includes ALL Activities, Food, Beverages & Alcohol
 All Artful Materials & Supplies
EXCLUDES Overnight Stay~Amenities

We'll enjoy having the mansion all to ourselves.


Guests will enjoy
 4 days of Creativity, including Private Pastry Lessons
from our guest,
Professional Pastry Chef,
Janina Farias


An Evening Visit to the Historical
Hotel Del Coronado
for a taste of their World famous Margaitas


Midweek, guests can bring their Turn~Of~The~Century,
Prettiest Dress, 
for a
"Dress Up For Downton"
Dinner Party 
when we'll enjoy a fabulous British Dinner, Dessert, Champagne,
and finish off the the evening watching our beloved
Downton Abbey!




We'll be creating beautiful art projects from my upcoming new book!


(All Art Project Materials and Supplies are Provided)


5 Day Retreat Calendar:

Friday Feb 26th
Guests Arrive 3pm
Later that evening a private dinner with guests and friends.



Saturday Feb 27th
Artful Project with Deb Hodge
"Buttons & Bling" Jewelry Making





Sunday Feb 28th
Artful Project with Deb Hodge
"Creating A Lady's Crown"


&
A "Dress~Up For Downton"
Dinner Party




Monday Feb 29th 
Private Pastry Lesson with
Professional Pastry Chef,
Janina Farias.
Guests will learn to create French Macaroons.


&
A Before~Dinner~Visit
to the historical
Hotel Del Coronado
for a taste of their amazing World Famous Margarita
and visit to the Del's Fabulous Shopping.



Tuesday March 1st
Artful Embellishing 
with
Deb Hodge
Each guest will receive a Custom, handmade (Powder Blue) Linen~Cotton Tunic, 
with a beautiful Edwardian Style, Lace Yoke.
We'll be hand sewing~embellishing 
the lace with beautiful buttons, rhinestones and pearls.
10:00am-3:00pm
Guests departure time from mansion
is at 8:00pm
                       




This Retreat will be inspirational, and relaxing. 
Guests can choose to artfully create all day, or take time to explore Coronado's shopping, restaurants, or venture over the Bridge into beautiful San Diego.

All~Inclusive; W/ Overnight Stay~Amenities:
 This is limited to 10 Women
(2 spaces remaining)

Women will sleep comfortably in their own beds, in the mansions beautiful bedrooms.


All`Inclusive; Daytime ONLY:
This is limited to 5 women

Payment is due in Full at time of registration.
No Exceptions.
Payments are non-refundable.
Securing a spot for this event, is on a first come, first serve basis.


All~Inclusive w/Overnight Stay~Amenities
$1,280



All Inclusive / Daytime Only 
$820