Friday, December 18, 2015

Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party

Coiled Rope Art by Andrea
The Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party have been peddling their awesome handmade creations from Bethel Woods Holiday Market, to this little private showing sponsored by the Arts Council, to the Holiday Fair at the local library this weekend...
Herbal Soaps, Oils and Incense by Nina of Happy Herbs Soap
And we never go anywhere without the fantastical-ness of Nina's herbal products.  You can always tell when Nina is in the house, because everything smells WONDERFUL!
Mixed Media Collage by Kitty (great texture)
Some Altered Book Creations and knits by Miss Vicki

We always have some fancy, fancy from Rosebud Sandy.

Paintings from Victoria
More from Andrea and what is left in the corner of Sweet Judie's Stained Glass Creations.  They were the hit of the season, for sure! Better get on it Judie...

Thanks to all the Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party Guild for stepping out once again to share their wares.  Next stop for these gals...PINE BUSH LIBRARY COOKIE WALK AND HOLIDAY FAIR....SATURDAY DEC. 19th.  9 AM - ???



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Andrea's Awesome Coiled Rope Art

The Amazing Andrea's Awesome Art
I am digging these...all of them!  And the photos don't do them justice.  To see that bag in person is to fall in love!  And it is going up for sale at the Bethel Woods Holiday Market, along with the rest of these beauties, unless somebody snags them beforehand...
(actually, the red bowl is now sold, but more to come.)


Monday, August 31, 2015

On The Road Again

The talented chics of the Arty Tea Party have once again joined with Nina of Happy Herbs Soap at the annual Grahamsville Little World's Fair.  Being up in the Catskills is wonderful any time of year, but for this event, it is very special. 

Happy Herbs Soap at Two Crow Cottage
With a little bit of something from all the gals of the Arty Tea Party, our booth is certainly busy for all 3 days of this event.  Stained glass, wood paintings, canvas art, altered books, crochet embellishments, and so much more including the wares by Nina, soaps, incense, pulse point oils, solid lotions, lavender sprays...which makes our booth smell so good among the other fair smells.

You can find us back up there again for the Tractor Fest...September 19 and 20.

Aloha, from Vicki who is totally outofhand trying to keep up with Nina here...

Friday, June 12, 2015

To Dye For...

The latest gathering of the Arty Tea Party gals, was held in the lovely gardens at Two Crow Cottage hosted by Sweet Nina of Happy Herbs Soap.   Under the direction of Rosebud Sandy, we hand dyed, (and I do mean HAND DYED, I could've joined the Blue Man Group after this one), fabric items.
Some tee shirts, scarves, and I even had some vintage linen napkins that I threw in there.

Sandy's lovely scarf!
I'm gonna turn this into a prayer flag.
Wouldn't be a garden party without Plum and friend, Judie!
I can't wait until the next Arty Tea Party so everyone can wear their dyed tees. We individually dyed each item in ziploc baggies, after we soaked them in a bath of water with soda ash.  Then using bottles of 3 different colors, we just squirted the dye right into the baggie onto the fabric and smoosh, smoosh, smoosh it all around.  Let it set for 24 hours, rinse and dry.  I'm sure the photo of all of us in our tees will be a hippie dippie moment for sure!  Talk about throw back...

Thanks to Nina for hosting a terrific tea party...though, I don't recall anyone actually drinking any tea.
hee hee...lots of wonderful food and AB FAB company.  Walking the gardens at Two Crow Cottage with Nina's specially dipped incense sticks to keep the flying buggies at bay, is one of my favorite pasttimes. 

Once again, to our Dear Rosebud Sand'ar', you rock, Sista!!!

Next gathering is at Kitty's, where we will have a stamped tissue paper exchange.  Can't wait!

Aloha from Vicki, who is totally outofhand trying my best to learn watercolor painting.  YIKES!
Lots of be used in other paper projects.  But I'm determined! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scarf Day

Scarf decorating in progress
The lovely "Rosebud" Sandy opened up her home to the talented chics of the Arty Tea Party to show us how to paint and/or stamp onto a pre-dyed silk scarf.  Sandy prepared all the scarves in advance with all natural dyes, using plant materials, tea, etc.  The process produced some wonderful shades of purple, tans, pinks that were just waiting for us to embellish with rubber stamps and even watercolors.

Dyed scarves in lovely colors.
Sandy's sample of stamped & painted scarf.  WONDERFUL!
As always, we had a grand time learning a new art form to express the creative beast within each of us.  Thank you Sand"ar" for such a lovely time.  It's so great to see everyone at these events.  And now that SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG, we hope to hold some Arty Tea Parties outdoors.