Saturday, June 15, 2013

Birdsong Finished Projects

I absolutely love taking classes and attending crafty retreats but I am s-l-o-w to finish any of the projects.  Upstairs, I have a large pile of UFO's (unfinished objects) from prior events I have gone to.  It seems if I don't finish a project while in class, it most likely won't get finished once I get home.  

First up was Beth Leintz's class.  We decorated peat pots with fabric and ribbon and made fabric stuffed flowers, birds and hearts to put in the pots.  I absolutely *loved* this class.  In fact, I spent the whole day thinking of all the fabrics I could use once I got home to make some more of these little lovelies. Don't you think mine turned out so cute? Each person's creation was so different and it was fun to see certain personalities emerge from their project.

Next up was Karla's fairy cloche. Although more challenging, I really enjoyed creating this and then decorating it inside and out.  I've been dreaming of the variations I could do to this project. Some people were frustrated by the process of building the structure but for some reason, this came fairly easy to me.  

 On the second day of classes, Lori Oles taught us how to make this fun tag wreath.  We used stencils "painted" with modeling paste to create texture on the tags.  I'm definitely going to have to buy some of my own modeling paste to play with at home.  Usually I have a tough time making tags but I cruised right along and got my project finished.

The last class of the weekend was taught by Karla.  We used a special Mod Podge to make the main pendant and had lots of pearls, beads and charms to use on our necklaces.

For Birdsong weekend, I must have been in a really good creative space because I managed to finish every single project! Yay me! 


  1. Wow! Good for you on finishing all your projects. Looks like you all had a great time! Thanks for sharing!
    Come to PC and visit us soon.....we have missed you!

  2. Nice Job! All your projects look great.
    Chris =]

  3. Hi Lisa, love all your projects and the pretty tags from the swap. Wow, you really did great to get them all finished so quickly. Would you believe I just a couple of months ago finished up the projects from last year....sometimes I just have to think about things for a while. Looks like it was a wonderful time. The time schedule just did not work out for me this time, but I am really hoping I can come again next year. Sure thought about everyone on that weekend. Thanks for sharing all the fun pictures, so we can all drool!! Blessings, Linda