I've had a few projects under wraps until they were published or taught so now I can share. I have just been down to the Scrapamia retreat at Southampton to teach a new class. I wanted to make a shadowbox but couldn't find anything deep enough or cheap enough for class kits so I made one from scratch using cardstock boxes. Claire and Margaret put together some great embellishments so that everyone had different kits. The whole weekend was a success with a great atmosphere, everyone was so friendly and relaxed. It was their first retreat and I'm sure it wont be the last.
I'll be teaching a similar class at Pickleberry in daytime and evening workshops using mostly Time Holtz and Ranger products with lots of techniques included.
Claire sent me a Prima canvas apron to decorate and for a moment I considered sewing fabric onto it but the thought of the constant battle I have with my sewing machine stopped that plan. Instead I decided to use paints and inks using some techniques I learned from Dina Wakley, with a little hand stitching and some stamping. I was quite pleased with the result, it was nearly how I imagined it would look. I didn't get to wear it during my classes as I gave it for a raffle prize.
I made a couple of layouts for a sketch challenge for Scrapbook Trends, obviously a kiss of death as the magazines weren't printed for whatever reason but never mind, it's another couple for my album.
Luckily the sunshine I missed by teaching is still here so I'm off to the outdoor pool for a few hours to catch some rays, read my book and may even exercise a little. I love going there on school days when it's quiet, when school is out I'll go to the beach instead but the sea is still a little too cold for swimming at the moment.