I will be leading this workshop and it’s gonna be the bees knees! I hope to see you lovelies there. And remember: like all Holland events, this is an all-ages affair! I can’t wait to hit the streets in some sweet new kicks, myself. I have three pairs of Keds awaiting a masterful reprise.
Rockabye School of Craft is enjoying it’s third month of classes. Come be a part of what is brewing in the kid-factory over at Rockabye Reno. We are going to make your kids craft, and mod. Didn’t think those two words could go together? Well they can, and we are bringin’ it Reno. Handmade Goodness.
Tonight I was making samples for my December classes @ Rockabye. This one turned out a little small. Not to scale, I should say. It is a stocking with polka-dot tights and a ballet slipper. I posted a pic and a link to a Mary Jane Stocking from Blue Bandit on Etsy. But that wasn’t enough. I just had to replicate it and teach a workshop for kids on it, not just because I think it is an idea that should get around, but I want to have an excuse to make more of them. Plus, I just love little flats. Mary janes, ballet flats, toe peekers–they are all fantastic. They are so dainty and comfy. This sample stocking I am making the special little girl in my life, and no I am not referring to “Bessy” the wonder truck (still going after 250k). The other special little girl– the blond one. Why not make a cute little girly stocking for a little girl in your life? Check out our December Class Schedule
for more details on class dates and times.
The first time I was introduced to yo-yo’s was when I was learning to quilt in high school. Mind you, quilting was not cool when I was in high school. The DIY movement was beginning to take shape, but nothing like it is now. Later, after the death of my great-grandmother “Nanny” I was given a quilt top she had made of yo-yo’s that was 95% finished. I fell in love with the simplicity of the yo-yo pattern. Bonus– it is totally up my alley to find a way not to waste my scraps. I mean its heart-breaking to see the last bits of your favorite fabric going in the trash. Anyways, this is a modern twist on the vintage yo-yo. It is a barrette with a button in the middle. These are just charming. They look great on my babies and adults, and you can make them any size you want. Last week at a workshop I was co-teaching at The Holland Project we introduced a handful of ideas for re-purposing and embellishing your clothing, to my surprise most everyone made a yo-yo barrette. They are just precious.
Yo-Yo Barrette Workshop
Where: Rockabye (Plumb Lane, Reno)
When: Wednesday, Nov.4, 2009, 4:00 pm
Why: Because you know you want to see one of those bad boys on yo’ babie’s head, o yo’ own.
Cost: $10 + $5 supply fee
To register call: Ashley (775) 230-3355 or call Rockabye
FRIDAY @ 4pm Come make a -trick-or-treat bag. No sewing required. Relax, listen to music, chill out and gab with other moms about how long it took you to re-clean the house you just cleaned yesterday. Or how sometimes it seems like your kid won’t ever shut-up. We keep it real around here and so should you. We will be serving wine, crackers, cheese, and fruit. If you want to buy supplies to make additional bags, you can do so for $3.
Call Ashley (775) 230-3355 for more details. Or show up at Rockabye tomorrow at 4pm.
Ok, y’all missed a great class. Check out these fabulous pictures of four very talented girls. The kiddos did it too! Unfortunately I don’t have the pics to prove it. Tehe. Those are some sweet designs. They were all produced free-hand out of the imaginations of these fine ladies. If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up our next class Wed, Oct 21st @ 5:00 pm. We will be making OWL trick-or-treat bags out of fabric. No sewing skills necessary. This class is for adults only. Call Ashley @ (775) 230-3355 for more details. Also, look out for our November class calendar. Rockabye School of Craft will be putting on 4 workshops. Cheers! Happy Fall. Signing out from Glendale, Ca. Time to pick up the hubby from work, go eat some grubby grub grub, and off to the Echoplex to see Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Band.