Monday, February 17, 2014
I put all of their supplies in a cute little Valentine bag(bright pink w/hearts all over) and included a couple of goodies for them as well. I think there were about 14 ladies that nite and we all had a ball. I had not taught any craft classes in over 10 yrs. but wasn't really nervous, I was more concerned about remembering all the steps to tell them when working w/wool applique. I also had them play a little game and the winner won some very cute Valentine gifts. (can't seem to find the pic of it tho')
I made up a pattern, complete w/color photo and templates, plus all the directions if they wanted to finish it at home. None of the gals had ever worked w/wool, but several said they thought it very relaxing and I've had several orders for more kits they'd like to work on, most said something SPRINGY!
I also took several of my candle mats, penny rugs, ornies and pillows(from all the seasons) I've made over the yrs.(I pretty much stripped the house~LOL) and showed them what all you can make out of wool. They were all very complimentary and receptive to learning a new craft. I really enjoyed getting back in the swing of it all. We all ate dinner together first and everyone brought snacks to enjoy throughout the evening. It was a really fun nite and they voted to get together every month instead of every other month.
Etsy shop and told them about a little SALE going on now. If any of you want to be included, just type in VALENTINE10(all caps and no spaces) when you check out, for a little extra savings of 10% off anything in my shop (which most items are already discounted to begin with). The sale ends tonite at midnight. (just click on the word - Etsy, above to take you there).
Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day and even if you don't have a valentine, just remember that God is our one true Valentine and He loves us more than anyone could ever imagine!!