Tuesday, February 17

just a week until the art nest. . .



with just one week to go until the art nest
candice and i are busy mama birds getting all the last minute details ready to go.


it is much more fun fussing over the pretty details like these tablecloth tool kits i have been sewing for everyone than keeping track of how many towels we have at the chalet. a selection of beads to use in Jane Wynn's class, wrapped up on a pretty tag.
paintbrushes, pencils and a vintage paper notepad to use in the collage classes by Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati McDonough.



hand covered vintage wool buttons close each kit.


it has been snowing every day this week so we will have a lovely fresh dusting of white over everything. i wanted to share a few images of all the excitement since that is all i have been doing for several weeks now.


when i get back i will be posting the march petite art kit in my etsy shop, 'irish gold', until then i have been busy making 30 little art trades and a few things to sell at the artist sale friday night.


these little birds will be on the cover of each little handmade notebook made by my daughter marina. she will be posting some little ones on her etsy shop soon.


here is the invitation to the artist sale, can't wait for that!


and the beautiful packet made from ledger paper cassondra made for us! it unfolds to the schedule, a list of what to bring and a gorgeous card from each of the teachers.
just 7 more days to go.....





26 comments:

abbymaya said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I wish I was there with you guys having an incredible time and playing in the snow. I had such an amazing experience last year.

luckygirlgifts said...

Boy do I wish I could be there. Maybe next time.
Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. Everytime I read it, I am so inspired. Your work is so beautiful.
thanks again
Cari B

Jenn said...

Can you say "green eyed monster"?

kana said...

It all looks great...sure wish I was going. Have a wonderful time!! Please share some photos when you return.

paperbird said...

The kits are so pretty. Mama birds are working hard.
I posted my pretty invitation and packet on my blog. I am sooooo excited! Fun times and great experiences ahead.

charlotte said...

looks like the best kind of fun! lovely handmade touches on every little thing. have a great time...xoC

angel said...

How exciting to prepare for another wonderful retreat! You two totally out-do yourselves. The women attending are a bunch of lucky girls...wish I could be there!

Maija said...

I am going to miss you SO much this year!! I swear, if I didn't have company this weekend I would have to fly out!
Have a blast!
oxox

m i c h e l l e said...

Can't wait! This post is so delicious I can almost taste it!!! :-)

Cindy Dean said...

Oh I wish I could have gone!

ArtsyMama said...

I am sooooo excited!!! Everything looks just perfect. When I think about it, I get lightheaded. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of your nest:)

See you next week!!!! eeeekkkkkk!! (she shouts with glee!)
Kari

Stars Fault said...

I wish, I wish, I wish I could be there.

Eileen @ Star's Fault

Allyson said...

Everything looks so great! This will be my first art retreat, am I'm so looking forward to meeting you!

RowanDevoe said...

Wow! Everything looks just amazing! You have been so busy! I just love everything you create!
Take care!
merle

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Hi julie, havent pulled up your blog in sometime, just had to stop in and see what you have been up to, what your creations are. sounds like your art retreat is well underway, your all going to have so much fun, and theres probably tons of snow. beautiful things you have! Brenda at just a bed of roses in Farmington

Little Pink Studio said...

Love all of the sweet details Julie! Wish I was attending.
Can't wait to see your Irish gold kits. :0)
Cerri xo

Beth Quinn said...

EEEEKKKK !!! so very excited to be coming in less then a week now !! wow it came so fast !!! i can't wait and i posted some sneaks of things i will be selling artist night on my blog !! still working on my trades, yes i am going to try to be on top of it this time - LOL!!! we'll see though how far i can push myself -LOL!! anyways can't wait to see you and candice !!
you girls are sooo amazing , i am sure everything is over the top !!
xoxoxo,
beth

Caryn Lynn said...

Hi Julie, Wow... everything looks so beautiful that you are putting together for the retreat. I feel so lucky that I'll be there next week to share in all of this creative bliss. Thank you for all of your detailed efforts to make this so special. I can't wait to meet everyone.
XoXo,Caryn

Jen B said...

Beautiful goodies!! Wishing I was signed up to join you : )

Jeanne said...

Oh how I wish I was going! I never can seem to be able to get away to attend any of these wonderful artist retreats - sigh!
xo
jeanne

kelly rae said...

oh my word.
could these touches be anymore delightful and sweet and creatively perfect?
i have a feeling i'm in for a serious treat....
see you tomorrow :)
yay!!!!!

Rekoj said...

What complete loveliness! So wish I was with you all right now happily nestled up and creating away. I bet you are having the best of times and I can't wait to see pics of the nest in action!

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say how much I love it! Your creations are beautiful and your blog posts are great! Plus I adore the name of your blog!

~KRiSTa

Brook said...

This is just so much eye candy!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I read your Uplifted Voices piece in the new SS and I really loved it and the book you created. I have read SS since 2005 and I have never liked an article as much as yours! Your blog is beautiful as well! What is Art Nest? It looks and sounds wonderful. I hope you had a fabulous time there. Thanks for inspiring me. Many Blessings, Katie

Mary Franzenburg said...

looking thru your blog, seeing all your great little goodie boxes - how lovely!!

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