Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fun Birthday Weekend - Art Classes!

This weekend I celebrated my birthday with lots of fun activities. Part of the weekend included crafting with my sisters and making these adorable paper dolls inspired by Claudine Hellmuth.
We met at a wonderful art store in Marin called Once Around, and they allowed us to use their classroom to make these dolls as a private class.
My sister, Diana, helped coordinate the event - she made the samples for us and provided many of the supplies - thank you Dee! If you're ever in Mill Valley, make sure to check out this store called Once Around - it's very cool!
Prior to the crafting event we had a wonderful lunch at Blue Barn at Corta Madera, one of my favorite spots for lunch...
Picture of me & my sisters and my niece Natalie
On Friday, I took the day off and spent some time in Petaluma antique shopping and also taking a class from Eileen Hull at Cathe Holden's amazing barn. Below are a few shots from her barn.
Cathe Holden and I
My sister Maryl and teacher Eileen Hull
What great inspiration for redoing my craft room someday! Cathe you've collected some amazing pieces and your barn is a it all! Here's a picture of the project I made in the class.
 We used a Sizzix die to cut out the cover and pages.
Thank you Eileen for a fun and inspiring class!

Another nice bday surprise was being published in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Life.
One of my recent necklaces that I constructed from several necklaces was featured.

Thank you friends and family for all the bday wishes and thoughtful and generous gifts! It was a wonderful weekend of celebrations!


  1. Enjoyed celebrating your birthday with you and the sisters! Eileen's class was a lot of fun and Cathe's barn was really something! Dee's art project was so cute and they all turned out amazing.

    Congrats on getting published again...your necklaces are spectacular!

  2. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday - several days of crafting. Enjoyed seeing photos of Cathe Holden's barn and your finished project. What an amazing place she has. Congrats on having 5 of your pieces published.
    I'm glad I got to help you celebrate part of your birthday.

  3. happy belated bday connie!! oh I wish we weren't so busy that weekend I would have loved to have seen you while we were up there! looks like a fabulous day! xo

  4. I was so inspired by YOU at Eileen Hull's class on Friday. I just loved hosting it and meeting you and your sister. I'm honored to have been a part of your birthday weekend. I'm looking forward to crafting with you again in the near future!

  5. Connie looks like you had a FAB birthday celebration!
    Your necklaces look beautiful in the magazine CONGRATS once again and well deserved~~~~ I love all of your projects the last few posts....amazing...
    Happy Belated Birthday XO Laura H :)

  6. love those paper dolls, and it looks like you´ve had a great time - belated birthday greetings!

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