Lisa says, "One very important thing to remember about needle felting is to avoid poking your finger with the needle because it will seriously hurt."
What a fun night that started with a special guest appearance from Lisa Fulmer from C&T Publishing. Lisa is a well known artist in the crafting industry and would love for you to FB friend her at Lisa Liza Lou Designs. Lisa came to our meeting armed with her friend, and fellow crafter, Andrea Currie, and a demonstration of Needle Felting techniques and Needle Felting with Lutradur. We had lots of giggles.
If that wasn't enough excitement for one night, we also had the pleasure of skyping with the one and only Jen Osborn, author of our current book, Mixed and Stitched. Each of us had an opportunity to spend a few minutes talking with this wonderful lady as she hung out in her home in Michigan.
Glenna, Nanci, Ally, Gayle (Owner of Gee Gee's), Kristal, Cynthia, Pam, Terri
Awwe! Here are some of our fabulous, artsy, Creating Outside the Book ladies waiting expectantly for Elena to tell us what to do next.
Dress Forms Swap. Check out all the beautifully embellished dress forms we swapped. The rules were simply to use the Tim Holtz Dress Form Die Cut and embellish. Everyone went home with a stack of these to use on future projects. It's amazing what 12 different minds will come up with.
This is our newest swap. It's a canvas swap. The only rule was to start your canvas. As you can see everyone had different ideas on what it means to start a canvas. We then passed our canvas to another book club member who will add embellishments, paint, fabric, or whatever they want to add. Then next month each canvas will be passed to the next person for further embellishing. In the end we will get back the canvas we started with. The fun is that it will include a compilation of artistic ideas from each one of our members.
Lola created this beautiful Life is Love banner from the letters that we all created in our recent letter swap. She added dangles to each letter and then attached the letters to a yardstick.
It clear that Glenna spent some happy time on this lovely layout of she and her Grandma. It's amazing what happens with our art when we have such a beautiful inspiration.
Here is another example of Glenna's wonderful artistic ability.
These adorable little collages are examples of what we worked on for our make and take. They are miniature pieces of art collaged or sewed on fabric.
This one also included bees wax.
This idea was taken from Jen Osborn's book, Mixed and Stitched.
Gentle Reminder of items you may want to bring next month:
- Canvas for the Canvas Swap - Ladies who have committed to the canvas swap so far are:
- Ally Evers
- Glenna Ruoff
- Sheila Goldsberry
- Kat Baker
- Cynthia Ellis
- Elena Etcheverry
- Lola Finklestein
- Nanci Ishii
- Terri Kinjo
- Kristal Lemke
- Pam Rothberg
- Projects you've been working on
- Current book is Mixed and Stitched by Jen Osborn
- Tool kit, including scissors, glue, a pen or pencil.
- A snack to share
- October is the 2nd month of a 4-month cycle and the meeting is Thursday, October 6th at Gee Gee's.
- Due Month to Month
- For protection to your canvas, bring it in a shopping bag with your name on it.
- Due in November
- Make tags that include a picture of you.
- Add some little know facts about yourself.
- Make 14
3. White Elephant Gift Exchange. Christmas is around the corner. Start thinking about and working on your Gift. It must be something wonderful, that you created, and would want to keep for yourself. Put your best foot forward.