Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mary's Birthday takes the Cake!

It was a sweet treat to see all of Mary's spaces in her studio and her humor everywhere! What an opportunity to create in her studio. It was such a warm and easy welcome from whitty and humble Mary and her, equally whitty and warm assistant Barbara. They truely are charming.

Always a treat to take a class with Charlotte Lyons whom I truely adore. Sweetie for sure!

All of the projects were so fun, and this one with Paint, of course was right up my alley! I love how this project (By charlotte) was so doable for all crafters no matter age or skill. Wouldn't it be fun to have a whole set of mismatched ones like here?

Just adored seeing these girls. Getting to know them a little better and sharing over lunch. Beautiful and talented girls Amy Powers and Pam Keraruori on the right, as well as beautiful and talented Lindsay Bradley on the left. All of these artists inspire me greatly in so many ways.
Amy generously offered to give away her beautiful online publications in print. Oh what lucky winners they were!!

My Party hat!

Check out Mary Engelbreit's blog here, and entire web page for that matter. She shared a new line of fabrics and home decor coming out soon. Fun, fun colors!!

Felt like crafting and celebration with friends when we arrived, and by the end it was just that!

So Grateful to have gone to Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Workshop and Birthday party this year! I am still marveling at the warm and witty hospitality that I experienced. Just loved the creativity all around and especially "playing" in Mary's studio with teachers Charlotte Lyons and Kathy Curotto. Both very generous of materials,time, talents and heart! XOXO No pictures of darling Kathy, (I hate that!) but you see Mary here with her own crafty girl Makayla .

Love the "Good Life" sign here behind Charlotte and I. She is a treasure in this art community, I tell you! She spills Good Life out all around her and I love that! Just saw her new sampler here. Don't you love that? Such an inspiration in so many ways.

Reconnected with Kris another former Silver Bella girl. So wished we lived closer, wouldn't that be so fun?!

Ahhhhhh my traveling buddy Lindsay. What. A. Doll! So blessed to have had this experience and I hope to do this again sometime! Hope you can too, my friends! St Louis is adorable if you haven't been. Sending love while I take a week or so to unpack and restore with the Brave girls SR 2 class mix..........a wedding and a beach somewhere in there too!

Summer is off and running! Sending love for where ever yours is taking you. XO


Kris said...

Thank you for the sweet shout-out! I loved getting to know you better. Hope our paths will cross again soon. Give my love to Lindsey -- so good to meet her. What a great day at Mary's studio.

Colleen said...

Looks like a great event...especially with sweet Charlotte there. You are a lucky girl!!