The best part of what I do is being able to inspire creativity in others through my designs. For 2017, I decided to make a big change to my "Play Dates"
The participants are able to choose from three flower designs, then choose their own wool colors, Valdani perle cotton and embellishments to make their own individualized "Beekeeper Pincushion."
Yesterday was the first time teaching and inspiring with this new class format and I must say, it was a total BLAST! Everybunny had so much fun and I was so excited to see the beautiful flowers that each of these amazing friends made.
Of course, I had to get a class "Bunny Ears" photo for my collection. :)
This is Brenda, who hired me to have a Play Date with the guild. She is such a doll and I was so excited to finally meet her in person. She has carpal tunnel in her wrist and she said that stitching the flower didn't bother it one bit. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
Here's a close up of Brenda's flower. Pretty!
Here's the rest of my friends with their flowers.
Gail had fun playing with the threads. hee,hee,hee.
Stephanie is a former student of mine from The Cabin Branch Quilters in Virginia. She has since moved to North Carolina and it was so wonderful to hug her neck and have her in my class again.
Marji (above) brought me a pressie! She made these adorable wool trees. I love them!!!
Thank you Marji!
Jean saw me on Quilting Arts TV and downloaded my "Conrad the Carrot Collector" pattern (link on my about and free designs page above). She brought her interpretation of Conrad to share with me. Adorable!
Jean also brought this sweet little wool bird in a nest. So darn tweet! hee,hee,hee
Vicki is a talented rug hooker and creates incredible wool pieces like this bunny!!!! Yes, I threatened to put him in my bag and run out the door! hee,hee,hee. Isn't he the cutest?
Vicki also shared this gorgeous penny rug. It is a Doreen Frost design and the light yellow wool was hand dyed by her friend using Daffodils, or was it Dandelions? Gosh...my bunny brain is getting old. Anyway, I think it is stunning. Thank you for bringing these Vicki!
It was a wonderful day and I now have many more friends added to The Raspberry Rabbits family. Would you or any of your friends like to have an adventure down the rabbit hole with me? I would love to have a Play Date with you! You can click on the tab at the top of my blog for more information.
Join me back here next week as Block 2 of our Journey Down Briarside Lane continues! Until then, keep creating.
Michelle and the Bunnies