Tomorrow, Karla and I are on our way to Paper Cowgirls in Texas. This will be the first time in years that I've been in Texas when the temperature is under 80 degrees. I'm hoping we can see some blue bonnets.
Karla and I are both teaching classes. It's my first time teaching a craft class and my first time putting together a craft kit. It doesn't sound hard, counting buttons, cutting ribbon, but it is. I mean, it's not hard work like mining coal or pouring concrete, but I didn't realize how much went into it.
Thank goodness BOTH Karlas helped me put my kits together. Karla the artist figured out my presentation- tieing the papers and cloth together, and Karla the accountant meticulously cut ribbon and counted buttons.
And what did I do? Mostly I whined "this is hard......"
One think I've learned about craft classes from both Karla and Lisa is that it's fun to have extras supplies so everyone in the class has a chance to customize their project.
I was planning on packing my supplies in a vintage suitcase- something I usually have "in stock"- but I sold my last suitcase a couple weeks ago, so I decided to substitute this artist's case. It's kind of like a wooden brief case- made to hold an artist's paints, brushes and canvases. But it was UGLY plywood, so I did a little decoupage on it, using some of my favorite old papers- dictionary pages, old magazine, catalog and ledger pages.
The last time I was at Karla's she had her class kits stacked all together and they were so pretty- I had to get a picture. That is some vintage goodness!