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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Just Putzing Around

Here's a little work in progress - a new putz house.  I haven't decided yet on the roofing material so it looks a bit stark.  Still I am pretty happy because I painted it with my home-made chalky paint and I like the texture that gives to the walls.
As you can see from the next photo, it's twice the size of the last one I made, almost 6 inches wide. It's a dull rainy Sunday, so excuse the photo quality - the houses look much better in person!
I have more decisions to make - should I put it on a base?  What will I use for trees?  How will I illuminate it so the light shines out of the windows and doors (a light through the back or the bottom?)  Decisions, decisions.  I'll have the process all worked out by Great Escape, though!  If you want to make a house of your own, register for the weekend and the workshop at the Great Escape website....

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Registration Record!

May isn't over yet, but Great Escape 2015 is about 1/3 full, and registrations are coming in faster than ever before.  One workshop, arm knitting, is already full.  Since most people take four workshops (some doughty souls do five!) they fill up quickly.  Take a look at the workshop page and then register and make your choices!

And don't forget to take a look at the book club selection for this year!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Do You Like to Doodle?

Do you like to doodle? Learn tangleing with Lesley.  Her workshop participants last year produced some gorgeous work, and this year will be no different - we even found her a stash of vintage buttons to use!

A tangle has no pre-planning with pencil guidelines, grids or dots, no erased lines. It’s just pure magic . . . one pen stroke at a time. It is a mindful, easy to learn art form, using repetitive patterns to create beautiful images. It encourages relaxation, focus and feelings of well being. In this workshop, you will  make lovely cards to give to friends and family. No drawing experience necessary.

Register now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A is for Apple Apron with Ann!

Are you handy with a sewing machine?  This workshop is for you!  Ann, who is back as a GE committee member after a 'furlough,' will present this double workshop.  Bring a yard of fall fabric and your sewing machine.  She will finish your apron with the cute embroidery!  Register now!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

French Memo Board Workshop

Would you like to make one of these cute memo boards?

Register for Great Escape and sign up for the workshop - hurry because workshop size is limited.  Kudos to presenter Karina, who is graduating from WPI this morning with lots of honors and stuff!

If this workshop is already full, there are many more - see the list!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Register For The 2015 Great Escape!

We've opened registration for 2015 at our registration page.  Mark your calendars for September 25 - 29 at beautiful Wabasso!  The workshop lineup is particularly rich this year, but many have limited capacity, so sign up now if you want to make truffles or a painted wine glass.

The food will be great and our hospitality guru Danielle is working on new luxurious touches to enhance our experience.  Music, art, crafts, fun, games, ceremonies - camp for grown up Girl Scouts!  Register before August 1st to get the Early Bird Discount! 

Order your L.L. Bean jacket or fleece vest, too - if you missed them last year, they were cozy and warm.  I appreciated mine all winter long!