Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just added - Happy Birthday Banner WORKSHOP #7


Join us for the 7th WORKSHOP - Saturday at the STUDIO with Jenny.  March 21st at 10 am at my studio.  We will be making this 7' HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner and some birthday cards. 
Class is limited to 8 people. It's been a lot of fun I hope you can join me soon.
See the sidebar for more info on taking these workshops. 
to register follow this link:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LOVE is all you need Valentines Day workshop

 What a great time we all had on Valentine's Day!!!  There were 6 of us on Saturday and everyone did such a great job!
 I gave everyone a choice on a background color which comes through the red in a very subtle way.
 Here's Donna making her pennants. 
Here's the finished product and smiling faces. 
This weeks class is FULL actually over full but, we still have 3 spaces left for the March 7th class.
 You can pay at the door but, please go here to register for the class.
I am working on some more classes for the upcoming weeks and will have them here soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's been awhile since I showed you a room in my CONDO introducing the KITCHEN

Time sure does fly by.  It will be a year in March that we moved to our 1970's condo on the north side.  I have shared my dining room, entry and hallway.  So it is about time I share the kitchen.  I inherited the green countertops so instead of hating them I matched the wall color to them so they no longer stand out.  The knobs and drawer pulls were bright brass and those were changed to oil rubbed bronze.  It is amazing how that transforms a room for such little money.
 I also did the vertical back splash over the stove.  (home Depot tiles) My owl canisters are vintage from the Goodwill years ago. 
 There are always things you wish you could change but that are not in the budget one is the floor and so I pretend I like it and it does it's job as a good floor. :)  I  love how the dining room is photo bombing the kitchen! 
 Behind the louvered doors is my washer and dryer.  I love the convenience.  The big red cabinet is from Crate and Barrel a treasured piece of furniture.  Actually we bought it with some of the monies my husband won on Jeopardy. 
Well, that's the tour! 
photos by Rick

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NEW workshop added to Saturday in the STUDIO with Jenny - #6 March 14th COLLAGE 101

COLLAGE 101 #6 March 17th 10am
Collage 101...This is a beginning workshop.  I am will be sharing some of the ways that I make my collages.  I will have vintage and new papers, stamps, glues, tape, paint and more for you to use. YOU will need to bring photo copies if you want to use a photo of someone you know. (I like going to the UPS stores, they will help you) get a color copy or 2 and you can make them smaller or larger) (or you can use an original)  and if you want words in your collage you may want to type them out before you come and use them as I have in the I scream piece above or it can be written.  The collage will be on an 11" x 14" canvas panel.  Everyone will create their own Masterpiece!!!

To take this class you MUST register please click on the link and follow the prompts.  There is a small fee that will be added to the class and supply amount.

Monday, February 9, 2015

NEW workshop added for Saturday in the STUDIO with Jenny #5 for March 7th

New CLASS #5 March 7th at 10am  
I think we are all going to be ready to start thinking about SPRING!
Wooden Rabbit DOOR D├ęcor
This bunny will be we will be sanding and doing a painting technique.  Dotting and writing HELLO or Hop or Spring! or Easter or whatever you want to put on your bunny.  He measures 10" x 18".  This one may not last as long as some of the others so lunch will fall at the end of the class.  Feel free to still bring something to share or a sack lunch this day and we will eat at the end of the class. 

To take this class you MUST register please click on the link and follow the prompts.  There is a small fee that will be added to the class and supply amount.

Saturday in the STUDIO with Jenny

Another successful workshop at Saturday at the STUDIO with Jenny last Saturday. 
 Sue Fields aka Mom did a great job teaching how to embroider a towel from start to finish.  Everyone went home with a completed project plus, some cards to do in the future.

Serious sister STITCHERS!

Melissa brought these yummy treats for us.  Pretzels, kisses and M& M's so good I made her take the leftovers home.  You can't just eat one.   Suzanne also brought brownies....delish! 

Next Saturdays project Feb. 14th yes on Valentines Day.  So far I have 5 signed up I have space for 2 to 3 more.  Who's in? 


Friday, February 6, 2015

NEW Workshop Saturday in the Studio with Jenny for FEB. 28th DIY Subway SIGN

I have changed out the Feb. 28th project for this one.  If you are interested in doing this workshop go to the bottom of this post to register or contact me at
FEB. 28th  DIY Subway SIGN
You will be creating your own wooden subway sign using chalkboard paint, white paint and wood.  You will be choosing your own words....these can be the streets in your neighborhood, family members, words that have meaning to you etc. It will take awhile to do this as we will practice writing before we put our brush in the paint.  I think you will go home with something special.  The wood sign is 9" wide x 24" high
To take this class you MUST register please click on the link and follow the prompts.  There is a small fee that will be added to the class and supply amount. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Saturday in the STUDIO with Jenny

 We all had a great time last SATURDAY for the first Saturday in the studio with Jenny.  See the happy FACES!!!!   I enjoyed introducing some new ways of painting and crafting to these very good students!  We also had a big pot of CHILI (thank you Suzanne Kanzler) and some other goodiesWe enjoyed GIRL talk too. (what happens at the studio stays at the studio)
 This Saturday Feb. 7th my Mom (Sue Fields) will teach you how to embroider a kitchen towel from drawing the design to transferring it to the towel to stitching...and you'll be stitching some valentine cards, too.  There is still room if you want to join us.  (click on the link at the side of the blog to register) 
I am working on some new classes and will post them soon!