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)

lunch included

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

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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.

8.00 shipping

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bun Bun and Belle Workshop

 Bun Bun & Belle Workshop

Friday, January 15, 2016, 1-5pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9-5pm
Sunday, January 17, 2016, 9-5pm

946 Tyler Street
Benicia CA

Please join me as we create this lovely "French inspired" rabbit atop a vintage sewing drawer where sweet little Belle sits inside.  With glowing red hair, Belle reads her book while sitting lovingly atop a sculpted flower.  She has soft light to read by as the sewing drawer lights up.  

Together, we will sculpt, paint and antique both Bun Bun and Belle and then we will dress them in their finest, which includes creating lots of layers of beauty!

This 2 1/2 day workshop will take you deep into techniques like sculpting, painting, assemblage, electrical wiring, hand and machine sewing and more!

The workshop will take place at Femmage in Bencia, CA.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided both Saturday and Sunday.  
All spots are non-refundable but transferable to another student.

Limited seating is available. 

Supply list will be provided after sign up.  

**Please note, if you are not able to attend on Friday, some pre~sculpted pieces will be provided to you upon arrival on Saturday.**

Workshop is $285
Choose your payment plan


Installment #2 ~ $135
due by January 1, 2016 

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Treasure Keeper - Northern California Workshop

"The Treasure Keeper"

Friday, June 5
& Saturday, June 6
Danville, CA

Please join me as we create this lovely "French inspired" doll atop a wonderful set of drawers that can hold your special treasures.  Inspired by a vintage photograph of a jewelry box I found during my travels in Paris, I set upon creating my own heirloom piece.  Together, we will sculpt, paint and antique her and then we will dress her in her finest....including creating a wonderful bonnet for her.

Workshop Fee $255

This workshop includes all the items to create your own treasure keeper except for the following supplies you need to bring to class.  

~A variety of laces, fabrics, trims and any items you choose to "decorate" your doll and bonnet
~Sewing needles, thread, pins and scissors
~paint brushes - a variety of sizes including a short liner brush
~Sculpting tools - plastic from a craft shop is fine
~Paint for your drawers if you would like a different color than the gold pictured above
~Crystal knobs (kits come with round wooden knobs).  I purchased the knobs pictured at Hobby Lobby.  They are approximately 3/4"

Approximately 21 inches tall

Workshop hours are 10-5 both Friday and Saturday.  Alameda Flea is Sunday, June 7 for those that want to venture that way.  Lunch and refreshments are provided each day.  All spots are non-refundable but transferable to another student.

Hotels for students traveling from out of the area:

closest:  Best Western Danville Sycamore Inn

San Ramon Hyatt House

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