Sunday, November 18, 2007

We are so excited that Laurie Mika will be teaching here in March, on a Saturday & Sunday, the 15th & 16th (that's the week before easter.) She will be doing a two-day workshop on her clay Icons. I will add more details in the next report. The class will be $175. Here are a few pictures of her work, and we carry her book, Mixed Media Mosaics. We are taking sign-ups now . Class is limited to 12 people.

"Collections" from Julie Van Oosten

I have admired Julie Van Oosten's art for a long time now and am really pleased to bring her Collection pieces back into the store. The houses are especially intriguing. Here is a link to a neat Blog that shows some great houses. Go to "" and scroll down to October 23...the individual houses are all below that entry. I will probably put together a class inspired by this project, for sometime after the holidays.

New Items at AbsolutelyEverything

Here is a photo of the acrylic crown-shaped album...I am tempted to take it apart and use it as a "3 kings" decoration for the holidays. Also pictured are the "Big Brads" from Around the Block...very cool.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Week of November 13th at Creative cafe

Here are this week's projects that we are featuring at the Cafe. Each is $2.00, and all three are quick and easy. There is a poinsettia ornament, a journal pocket for a scrapbook page or mini book page, and a tri-fold mini book. The trifold is shown open and closed. We will be using the new Hampton Art clear stamps on the journal pocket. The journal tag pocket is an exclusive AbsolutelyEverything design and it was created by Melodee Langworthy while she was here this weekend.
We are also packing up kits for the Thanksgiving garland, with some minor substitutions. You can sit here and make it or take it home and do it there. We will include instructions.