Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wanderlust....... Spring '2017

a sewing retreat

Where: Coronado Island, CA
When: April  7th,  8th & 9th '2017
10am - 5:30pm each day
(Fri - Sat & Sun)

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Please join me for 3 magical days of sewing, friendship and fun.

We'll be creating 3 wonderful pieces!

Floral Duster
Pin Stripe Frock

Floral Duster is mid~length, swing style, in soft reds and cream.

Pin Stripe Frock is a navy blue & grey soft cotton.

Tunic is 100% cotton in a soft white.

This artful gathering will be held at the historical
Glorietta Bay Inn
on beautiful Coronado Island.

The original Butler's Residence in the mansion is where we'll be spending our days creating.

A delicious lunch, dessert & champagne will be included each day.

Guests can spend their evenings dining and shopping on the island or venture over the bridge into
beautiful San Diego.

Each guest will receive a handmade, Vintage style Floral Bag.

Moderate Sewing Skills are required.
All pattern pieces will be pre cut to lesson labor time.

Each guest must bring their own sewing machine.
If traveling by air, I do have three available to loan.

Materials Provided
All Pre Cut Fabric~Pattern Pieces

Materials Needed
Sewing Machine
Pin Cushion
Straight Pins
Sharp Sewing Scissors
Any Additional Personal Buttons Desired

This Event Is Limited To 6 Guests

All Event Payments~Sales Are Final.
No Refunds, however, spots are transferable to a friend or family member.
If guest cannot attend, kits will be mailed out.

Clothing Size

Monday, May 30, 2016

Boats On The Bay...... Coronado Island

Please join us on beautiful
Coronado Island
Where we'll be creating these magical 
Driftwood Sailboats

Where: Coronado Island
When: August 6th '2016
Time: 10:30 am~5:30pm

We'll be creating 4
Driftwood Sailboats.
Each strudent will be making 
1 Large
2 Medium
1 Small

Materials Provided
4 Handmade Driftwood Boats
Variety Of Linen & Fabrics
Cotton Twine
Metal eyelets
Vintage Buttons

Materials Needed
Fabric Glue*
Eyelet Tool*
Sharp Sewing Scissors
Any Extra, Personal Buttons, Bling, Lace desired

( Additional Driftwood Boats will be available for purchase )

Lunch and dessert is included.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

"Christmas on Coronado"
2 Day Event '2016

Where: Coronado Island, Ca
When: Dec 10th & 11th
Sat & Sun
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


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 


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.

(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.

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.
All Payments are final and non refundable.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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

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

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
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
Flux Brush
Burnishing Tool
Jewelry Bending Tool
E-6000 Jewelry Glue (clear)
Any personal bling 

A Delicious Lunch, Dessert and Champagne will be served.


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

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

"Vintage Buttons"

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