3rd Annual Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio

Nov 20, 2013

In six months I will once again get to enjoy the beau­ty of Bel­la­gio, Italy. This place is so mag­i­cal and if you want to see how amaz­ing a trip Car­o­line and I had all the while teach­ing, cre­at­ing and mak­ing new friends just check out these past blog posts. It was an amaz­ing adven­ture. Lau­ra real­ly knows how to put togeth­er an amaz­ing event. Every last detail is thought out and filled.


AND are you ready for this… she just had TWO SPOTS OPEN for her 3rd Annu­al Cre­ative Retreat May 17th — 24th. It was sold out but sad­ly two ladies had to back out so if you want to expe­ri­ence a fan­tas­tic cre­ative retreat AND make some amaz­ing new friends you need to jump on this oppor­tu­ni­ty NOW as they will FILL fast. And I can promise you Car­o­line and I will be eat­ing this same meal once again. Baba Yaga has the BEST Cap­rese Sal­ad and Piz­za and it’s just a short walk from where you’ll be stay­ing.

Baba Yaga

Here is a lit­tle sneak peek of one class project I’ll be teach­ing at the event. You will cre­ate a beau­ti­ful tex­tile col­lage sam­pler using new and vin­tage items col­lect­ed dur­ing my trav­els. The base of the sam­pler is a piece cut from a vin­tage quilt which is then accent­ed with a vin­tage doily, rosary style beads from a long for­got­ten neck­lace, a hand­made yarn flower and per­fect­ly aged shell but­tons. Along with the vin­tage items you’ll adorn your sam­pler with rhine­stone trim, a hand cut linen burlap heart, vel­vet scal­lop trim, daisy lace, coor­di­nat­ing seam bind­ing, rhine­stone but­ton and crys­tal trin­ket pins. There’s even a lit­tle some­thing hand­made by me and my mom in each kit. Mom cro­cheted a lit­tle doily to coor­di­nate per­fect­ly with your sam­pler. And since I have a huge love for Frozen Char­lotte dolls I cre­at­ed a mold from one I have in my col­lec­tion and hand poured a doll for each student’s sam­pler.

I think of this class as the mod­ern day ver­sion of a quilt­ing bee as we all come togeth­er to assem­ble, embroi­der (no wor­ries, it’s all sim­ple stitch­ing and I’ll share my pat­tern secret) and share in an amaz­ing adven­ture togeth­er. Once com­plet­ed your tex­tile col­lage sam­pler will hang beau­ti­ful­ly from a minia­ture hang­er for all to enjoy.

Textile Collage Sampler

I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing and cre­at­ing with every­one dur­ing this awe­some event. See ya there!






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