Saturday, February 26, 2011

Maryl's Bday Celebration - Workshop w/ Connie Stuart

Today, we celebrated my sister Maryl's birthday. 
Connie Govea Stuart held a private workshop for us at my sister Frances's house. The project today was a vintage purse with charms.

It was a unique project that was so much fun to make. We cut, glued, sewed, stuffed, punched, colored and then some. We all had a great time together!

Opening presents was one of the best parts of the day too. Maryl got some amazing gifts - many handmade projects that were so creative. 
These are the two braclets I made for Maryl. I let her pick one of the two. This one was made from some of the Jill Schwartz Vintage Groove pieces. I packaged it so it hardly even looks like a braclet!

 This one I made from vintage charms, ribbons and buttons. I packaged this braclet to look like a pinwheel.

Maryl picked the toy charm braclet. What a fun day we had!  Thanks for hosting a great party Frances and Connie, we loved the purse project. 


  1. Wow! What an unbelievably FUN birthday! Thank you to ALL my great sisters (including Ruby & Connie (CGS); our adopted sisters)! You guys are all amazing and I feel truly blessed!

  2. think this party has to top them all...great project, great food, great instructor and loads of laughs. love how everyone's paper purse turned out.

    connie, you outdid yourself w/ the packaging and the hand designed would love how you used her stamp for the packaging.

  3. What a fabulous day we had crafting w/CGS & celebrating Maryl's bd w/a yummy lunch. Totally amazed at all the handmade gifts & now looking forward to my bd again to see what you guys will come up w/next (darn, too bad I just had a bd & will have to wait another 11 mos). Oh well, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. F

  4. Thanks again...Fran,I'm moving in.
    Would like a rain check on Paradiso
    near by Mr. Sato ha ha I checked the Menu
    Connie-i just knew the packaging online would not do justice...SO much better in person.

  5. p.s. Did anyone else go make a Chinese Chik'n Salad, inspired by Ruby? cuz i did :]