Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party

We are happy to be joining Vicki at 2 Bags Full for this terrific event!  Thank you, Vicki!

We are the talented chics of the Arty Tea Party Guild. The parties are hosted at different locations depending on who is teaching or sharing a project or technique. We also love to take our show on the road for fairs and festivals.  I'd like to introduce you to a few of our members...
Painting under the gazebo at Two Crow Cottage Gardens
Starting with Nina, the Proprietor of Happy Herbs Soap at Two Crow Cottage.

At Two Crow Cottage, when Nina is not tending to her many gardens, she can be found in the soap room whipping up some of her fabulous herbal soaps and all natural incense.
The wonderful smells when Nina opens the door to her humble abode will ground you and let you know that you belong.
Here is a glimpse of just a few of her drying racks and her wonderful incense crows preparing for flight.

Next up we have Judie, gourd lady turned stained glass lady...
Some of Judie's stained glass creations...including my little pineapple and 
ukulele with tiny copper strings!

From miniature glass boxes and ornaments, to mirrors and many other gorgeous glass creations...this flower pot is AB FAB...Absolutely Fabulous!  Nicely done, Judie!

Sandy Rosebud Scarano really needs no introduction, because her name precedes her.  She is a Victorian Goddess and she will paint on anything.  Even one of my ukuleles...
Can I get an Aloha here or what???  Nicely done, Sister.  You deserve a lei and a pineapple!

Her home is Victorian through and through, beginning at her front porch.
Come, sit a spell...
There is no end to Sandy's creative touch.

Next up we have Kitty who can be found regularly on the pages of Art Doll Quarterly.  Her dolls come with such incredible detail and personality. The best part is you get to name them yourself.
You can see some of Kitty's work, Santos Doll on page 75 of Art Doll Quarterly Aug/Sept. issue, and her very cool Captain Hook in the current November issue of Art Doll Quarterly.  WAY TO GO, KITTY!

Dear Andrea's gardens belong in a magazine, but she makes time for us to share her intricate crochet flowers that match the beauty of her gardens.

There are many other members of our Arty Tea Party Guild.  Pour a cup of tea and take a look around the blog for other party members and their works.  Thanks for stopping by!
Aloha, I am Vicki, aka hula~la and you can find me here...OUTOFHAND

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lace, Lace, and More Lace

Lucy hard at work...layering her vintage pieces.

I have never seen so much lace in all my life.  First, you have to know that in Rosebud "Sandar's" home, the walls, the lamps, the curtains, even the little laundry room/guest bathroom is covered in lace.  A true Victorian home with so much to see and "copy" by way of inspiration.

Victoria was on a mission for her wreath.  It is beautiful and will be perfect for Valentine's Day!  It was nice to see so many different takes and ideas on "Straw Wreath Workshop".  Yes, tons of lace!!!  I had a hard time with mine because there were so many vintage crochet doilies and tablecloths, that were torn and tattered that were being further ripped and torn and used to make these lovely creations, that I had a hard time choosing.  When Sand'ar' (joke) pulled out a crochet doily ready to cut into, I grabbed it and stuck it on mine whole, just because I couldn't bear to see her cut into it. (no photo of mine, as it is not finished).

Now Andrea had it in her to cover her whole straw wreath in burlap before layering her black lace and ribbons on.  She was set on a Halloween theme for hers and as always, her talents are ramped up and she delivers, glue gun in hand, while everyone else used out!

Kay is thinking Spring...(we all are here with more snow on the ground this morning) and she set out to make 4 matching wreaths for her home, though the birds for her nests seemed to have flown off, because she searched and searched for them and could not find them.

Lucy's final take before parting.  Nicely done!
Thank you SANDAR Rosebud for hosting such a wonderful Arty Tea Party at your lovely home.  The food was outstanding, starting with Nick's Pork/Kale soup with rice noodles..delish!  And what would a Thursday tea party be without Nina and Bob's roast beef!  Lot's of fingerfoods, and way too much dessert.  But, hey that's what we do best...EAT, DRINK AND BE EVER SO MERRY!  

Aloha for now...affectionately posted by Vicki...hula~la...