Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pleasing Aunt Betty and Creating That Perfect Gift

Turkey sandwich, anyone?  I didn't think so.  Then think desserts.  How about some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies?  Blueberry blintzes?  You bake it -- we'll eat it!  Come share your favorite appetizer or dessert  while we eat and craft our way through the holidaze season.  My annual holiday workshops begin this Friday, December 4 and will continue through December 20.

Do you have people on your gift list who are impossible to please?  What about Aunt Betty who says, "Oh, don't get me anything" but would be extremely disappointed if you believed her?  How about creating a personal gift that is both useful and beautiful, tailored just for those special people in your life?   If you've answered yes to any one of these questions, then sign up now for the Altered Artworks workshops.

Choose from several projects including altered clipboards, photo frames, earring "trees", candle holders, message pad holders, photo boxes and more!  View pictures of sample projects on the right sidebar of this page.  Click on any photo to enlarge it to view the detail.  Projects range from $10 - $20.  Make a coordinating tag and gift bag at no extra charge.  All supplies are included.  You choose the theme, colors and embellishments to create unique and useful art.

Below is the schedule of December workshops, each limited to 8 people, so RSVP early.  Email me directly at with the subject, "Altered Artworks RSVP".

  • Friday, Dec 4 (10 AM -1 PM)
  • Sunday, Dec 6 (1 - 4 PM)
  • Wednesday, Dec 9 (7 - 10 PM) - NEW DATE & TIME
  • Friday, Dec 18 (10 AM -1 PM)
  • Sunday, Dec 20 (1 - 4 PM)
Looking forward to sharing creative and delectable moments together!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Holiday Boutiques and Workshops

Now that Halloween decorations have been put away, it's time to direct our attention to the upcoming December celebrations.  Even though they are still several weeks away, the holiday boutiques have already begun.  For those of you who want to actually see and touch the altered artworks projects, stop by this Sunday, November 15, at Temple Shomrei Torah's Holiday Boutique in West Hills.  I will be one of their vendors, and will be featuring my new Chanukah candle holders.  The square crystal glass is embellished with blue & white ribbon, flowers and a silver dreidel charm.  It comes with 45 menorah candles (enough for all 8 days) or one beautifully scented "Festival of Lights" Yankee Candle.  It will complement any menorah table and make great hostess gifts.

If you'd rather create your own candle holder, come to an altered art workshop this Friday, November 13 at 10 AM.  In addition to the altered crystal glass, projects will include clipboards and photo boxes.  There are only a few spaces left in this Friday's workshop, so RSVP now! To sign up, email me at and I will send you my address and details.  Bring a friend to the workshop, and you will get $5 off the cost of your project!  Please forward this blog to your friends and leave a comment on one of my posts.  Looking forward to seeing you Friday or Sunday! 

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