Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 workshops

 Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 21
Scrapbook Island
14090 Blossom Hill Rd
Los Gatos, CA

Do you love Halloween and everything that goes with it?  I do!! Join me as we create a little Halloween magic at the Island.  We will be making our own little pumpkin people to decorate for the season.  

We will start our day by sculpting a Halloween pumpkin person.  I will show you, step by step, how to sculpt these with ease even if you’ve never sculpted before.  Once we have sculpted our beautiful pumpkins then we will set them aside to dry and we will paint, antique and dress the pumpkin person I have pre-sculpted for you.  You will leave class with a finished pumpkin piece and your own sculpted piece for you to finish up at home once it is dry. Once you finish your second piece at home you will have one to keep and one to share.  Or 2 to keep!!


 Snow Santos
 Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2 
Danville, CA
**Hours to follow** 

Spend the weekend creating this wonderful Snow Angel Santa and baby.  We will spend day one sculpting the snow people, glittering her crown and planning out her fanciful outfit.  Day two will consist of painting, antiquing and dressing.  Her finishing touch is a wonderful, vintage style electric candle that lights up her skirt. 

Please see the photo of feather wings available and let me know what color you would like when you sign up.  

Hunter Green
Moss Green
Robins egg blue
Medium Pink
Dark Pink

Lunch will be included both days.
Seating is limited


Supply List
Paint brushes-medium sized flat, short liner
old rag for wiping antiquing medium
sculpting tools - $5 set at Michael's**
Fabric/laces/trims/ribbons to dress and decorate
Aleene's Tacky Glue

**I will have some to share


Sign ups for that class coming soon

Thursday, June 8, 2017


 "BEWITCHED!" workshop

This festive Halloween cat stands 18 inches tall and carries a sweet mask to hide behind so no one will know her identity!  Her orange glass glittered cheery witches hat is reassuring that her Halloween will be one of fun.

Come "play clay" and create your very own "Bewitched".  The workshop will begin by sculpting the cat's head and hands.  We will then put your pieces aside to dry and finish your cat with pre-sculpted pieces provided to you.  You provide the fabrics so you can style her to suit your decor.


"Bewitched" the Halloween Cat

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Danville, CA

(location details to follow)


Please bring the following tools and supplies to class:
Sewing pins, needles and thread to match your fabric
Paint brushes (medium flat, small round brush and short liner brush)
Paint brush to spread glue
sculpting tools (optional)
hemostats (optional)
wire cutters
Aleene's tacky glue (or your favorite glue for glitter)
Fabrics, laces and trims to dress your piece. 
    The skirt on the sample is approximately 11 inches from waist to base and 30 inches around.
    Fabric for bodice needs to be at least  5" x 10"
    Fabric for sleeves needs to be at least 6" x 4" per sleeve
    Collar fabric pieces are approximately 2" x 16"

email me:

Monday, March 27, 2017

"JOY" workshop


This is such a wonderful piece to create.  In this workshop we will begin
by sculpting "JOY".  After your JOY is complete, we will set him aside and
using a pre-sculpted piece you will forge forward to complete this 
wonderful Winter piece.

finished size is approx 14 inches tall

Join us!
Saturday, July 8, 2017
11am -5pm
Tustin, CA
(location details to follow)


Student supply list
wire cutters
flat and round nose pliers
medium/flat and short liner brush paint brushes
sculpting tools (optional)
Aleene's glue
Glue gun and glue sticks
brush to spread glue

email me:

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hippity Hop into Spring

Come hippity hop your way into Spring.

Join me as we sculpt a sweet bunny and create a wonderful flower arch using beautiful Vintage 
silk and velvet millinery flowers.

Bring a sweet old hanky, lace or a piece of fabric to make her skirt and you will
leave with a lovely Spring piece in this fabulous glass oval cloche.

This will be a very small class that will take place in my home.

With glass cloche

Without glass cloche

Hippity Hop into Spring
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Danville, CA

Includes lunch


Sunday, March 19, 2017
Danville, CA

Includes lunch

Supply List
Paint brushes-small, medium and fine liner brush
needle~thread~sewing pins
wire cutters
round nose and flat nose pliers
Aleene's tacky glue or Fabri-tac
fabric or lace for skirt
(sample is made from 1/2 of an old lace hanky)
small/narrow lace for sleeves

All other supplies will be in the class kit including vintage millinery flowers seen here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DVD's Available

 Ava Angel

A shelf sitter and/or Christmas tree topper

Included in this video is how to create/sculpt/sew Ava Angel.  After painting and antiquing her you will create a wonderful gown for her to adorn.
In the end you will have a beautiful heirloom Christmas tree topper or shelf sitter.
A detailed workshop with over 2 overs of instruction time.

 8.00 shipping

 Briley the Birdie

 In this video you will learn to hand sculpt Briley.  After painting and antiquing her you will sew a wonderful dress for her to adorn.  Finish her dress by adding laces and trims and then create a magical crown to sit atop her head. 
This is a 2 disc DVD with over 3 hours of instruction time.

8.00 shipping


 Rosaleen Rabbit

In this video you will learn how to adjust your pattern to make any size rabbit you choose.  After she is sculpted you will paint, crackle and antique her to make her look aged and handmade.  Sew her  a costume with an easy sew/no pattern process.  
Add some ribbon, trim and whatever you please to make her your own.
A detailed workshop with over 2 hours of instruction time.

Sold Out

Sunday, December 6, 2015

2015 Winter Web Sale


Vintage Lace Snow Girl

Dressed in wonderful old laces, head to toe.  
She carries her muff and wears her warm winter hat.

15 inches


Shipping 8.


Pincushion Snow Guy

A fun and festive piece.  This snowman sits atop a pincushion made from an old quilt square.  
The pincushion sits inside a Vintage, lace edged glass bowl.

10 x 7


Shipping 8.


Vintage Snow Boot 1

 Oh that sweet snow face!

8 inches tall and sitting in an old papier mache snow boot.


Shipping 8.




The Ho Ho Ho Guy

Santa's Vintage robe is made from the uniform of a member of a band.  The sleeves were completely shredded so I salvaged the body of it and here he is....dressed in WONDERFUL old red velvet and trimmed in old silver metal ribbon.  The uniform jacket was originally trimmed in this metal. 
The button at his chest is made from old sequins and I brought it back from my travels to France.  

Standing at 21 inches tall, he makes a great statement piece.


Shipping 16.

Thanks for visiting
Happy Holidays

Sunday, November 22, 2015