I'm bouncing all over the place this week. By Tuesday night, I'll be in Concord, North Carolina again for Donna Downey's Inspired Artist event. While there, I'll be teaching a mini-workshop on Thursday called The Flutterby Flip-Book for which my team has been kitting supplies all week. Around the studio, stacks of Heather Bailey papers are shuffled together with some beautiful solids from Bazzill Basics. And we're surrounded by bowls and tubs of colorful ribbons, flowers, clothespins, rhinestones, butterflies, and brads. Bowls of candy.
Cutest paper project! Can't wait to show you. (We'll post some extra kits to the Heather Bailey Store later this week.) If you're in North Carolina, come see me. Here's where you can sign up for the last couple of seats in the 1pm class. The 12pm class is completely sold out.
Let's see, there are some Trash Ties workshops late Thursday night as well (at Donna's irresistible urging). We'll probably be somewhat loopy by 10pm, so I'm expecting more of a giggly, slumber-party-like setting than anything else. Everyone in the class is getting two sets of Trash Ties and I'll be spending the hour teaching how-tos and demonstrating hairstyles. I hear there are a few more spaces available in the 9pm & 10pm classes. If you're in NC, sign up! I'd love to meet you. Here's the workshop schedule where you can get your tickets. Scroll down to the time-slot you're interested in (both are on 5/7), then click the blue & orange 'buy' button to read more about the class.
On Wednesday, before the workshops, I'll be at the Free Spirit headquarters in Charlotte, discussing fabric, hush puppies, high school (Jeff, the Sales Manager went to the same high school as I - small world), whatever comes up. It's mostly a social visit. Always fun.
Friday, I'll fly back out west to attend a preview weekend for next summer's Creative Escape event. I'll be crafting along with Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Debby Shuh, and the other Creative Escape teachers while we preview our classes to each other and the entire volunteer staff. There should be some fun dinners in there too, I think.
Come Saturday night, I expect to flop into bed like an eggy crepe.
Perhaps my kids will pour some syrup on top on Sunday morning -- a smoochy reunion. Isaac's always good at heading up some sort of kid-made breakfast-in-bed for Mother's Day as well. I dream of fuzzy slippers and chocolate.