I just returned from a packed few days at The Creative Connection. I had no idea what to wear, but one thing I knew for sure is I had to have one of the clutches that Simone creates out of my Botanika fabrics. She whipped this baby up just in time. LOVE! Go check out some of the other ones. Simone rocks Botanika.
Couldn't find my business cards (you know my moving saga), then realized my info would have been all wrong anyway. Didn't want to lug my large camera and intended to borrow Tim's smaller one, but geez, somehow I forgot that in the middle of the night. So, I'm about to reveal a few really bad photos of some awesome ladies.
|Us sewing gals quickly found each other like moths to flame.|
Here is one of the reasons I participated in The Creative Connection. The particular roundtable I was involved with was packed, both with experts and women hoping to glean invaluable information. Several women were able to pitch their ideas and art to the top gift companies and ask questions to some of us licensed designers working with these companies. What an incredible opportunity, certainly one I would have loved to have had myself many years ago.
I took a few classes. Two classes from Traci Bautista. Funny, because her style is so very different than mine, but I was there to stretch myself. And boy that stretched me. I ended up in the same classes and at the same table with Brenda Pinnick a couple times. We became fast painting buddies, sharing supplies and fabric scraps. We quickly realized the fabrics we were sharing were our own designs and complimented each others. What fun! My hair gets wild when I get creative.
|Brenda Pinnick and me|
|Me and Traci Bautista|
|Me with Holly Becker|
Okay, that's all I can talk about today, but I will be picking a winner of the Pillow Giveaway this week. If you haven't already, click here and leave a comment for a chance to win this pillow from The Paula Prass Collection for Demdaco: