Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This past week I took the opportunity to attend the Squam Art Workshops in Holderness, New Hampshire at the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Lake Squam. It is something I have thought about attending for a few years since a friend of mine told me about the retreat. I never really thought that it would actually become a reality, but the opportunity presented itself and I couldn't turn it up.
Squam was attended by 178 people, mostly women, last week. People came from as far off as Australia to take in the New England hospitality and to dig deeper into their creative sides.
A number of workshops were offered. I chose Rug Hooking with Beth Miller and Thread and Memory with Joetta Maue. Rug hooking proved to be a relatively easy craft to master. I will say I need a lot more practice, but I can see myself working on a couple of projects into the future. I love the folky appearance of a hooked rug, wall hanging, trivet or coaster. There is something so wonderful about the the way the strips of thread curl around in lines and swirls.
|The very beginning of my piece. This will make a sweet memento of the occasion.|
|Our instructor showing us the completed sample.|
|The beginning of my work.|
|Samples of Joetta's work|
|Sample of Joetta's work.|
|The lovely cabin where we worked on our embroidery.|
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
With the warmer weather finally here it is difficult not to be outside. Playing at the park, heading down to the lake for strolls on the beach, hiking local trails and even enjoying our own backyards. This crafty idea is inspired by nature and is a great one for kids.
We use natural wooden beads with a variety of finishes, cotton cord, and a pendant filled with moss to create this boho styled necklace. Pick up the kit @LadeeBee and bring it with you on your next trip to the park. When the kids need a break from playing, make these earthy necklaces with them.
We have kits available @LadeeBee for $8 each
|You can fill your glass vials with moss provided or go on hunt for small items to place inside: sand, pebbles, twigs etc.|
|You can pick up extra glass vials @LadeeBee|
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Show Nepal Some Love
Fundraiser sale @LadeeBee this weekend May 9th + 10th 12-5
This weekend, under the big white tent, Diana Brugos, of Creations Diana, will be offering local and Nepal made goods for sale in an effort to raise funds for people affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu. Diana has a close connection with Nepal and has been supporting women's cooperatives by importing directly traded goods and selling them in local shops and to friends and family. Diana returned from her recent trip just 2 days before the earthquake hit, but her daughter is still living and working in Kathmandu. Diana is using her connections to get funds directly into the hands of the people hardest hit by the devastating earthquake. The good news is there are no admin fees, no red tape, no government interventions, just money going right where it needs to go.