2 solid days of CHA creative workshops really put the go-go in my mojo!
First of all, please check out all the product and items I came home with!
The product value alone is about $500. When you consider that these workshops were lead by experts who would normally charge for their services, the value of this weekend easily tops $1000.
And while I am on this topic, you cannot ignore the intrinsic value of an event like this.
The knowledge I gained, new skills learned, networking, new friends made, and creative spark ignited — PRICELESS!
Crafting with Carmi Cimicata
Encaustics with Nancy Donaldson
Sewing with Linda Pidzamecky and her 10 awesome Janome machines!
Do you know how I feel about using a sewing machine? For some reason sewing machines and I do not usually get along. I can get through the threading the needle part and it grabbing the thread from the bobbin, but once that machine takes off it seems like it doesn’t take long for something to go wrong. My threads inevitably wind up in a ball of chaos (or as I like to describe it, ” …a colourful thread orgy’. ) I remember making an awful skirt and jacket from jersey in Grade 8 Home Ec with Mrs. Awolija. (sp)? It was this nasty green print and I can’t remember who helped me finish it, because there is no way I did it by myself. But I digress…
I loved the Janome machine I used and I believe I have been converted! I’m so happy we had this opportunity through CHA.
|And this is what I made!|