2013 Women’s Retreat

Elizabeth and I are at the Women’s Retreat at the Tuscarora Inn this weekend.  We’ve been hard at work on our Spring display and tomorrow we’ll be doing a paper crafting workshop for the women.

 Here are a few pics from today:

springboothWe still love to use burlap in many ways but for spring we’ve added punches of turquoise and green to our display.

clocheWe love cloches … both glass and these chicken wire cloches we made.

chickenwireclocheWe’re also using chicken wire in vintage frames for bulletin boards and as jewelry organizers.

chickenwireframeWe are  smitten with succulents this year.  These little “hens and chicks” make for hearty indoor house plants.  The hens just keep on producing!

masonjarsNew for the retreat is our washed burlap tote sized for an Ipad or Kindle.

ipadtoteWe’ve packaged up our mini sheet music wreaths with pretty blue filler for Easter gift giving.

sheetmusicwreathAnother new item is our Gratitude journals.  These are altered composition books that we’ve done in burlap.  Each has a book plate and satin page marker … a pretty way to memorialize God’s blessings.

gratitudeAlthough it still feels like winter outside, there is Spring in the air inside at the retreat!

birdhouseHope to see you tomorrow at our paper crafting workshop!

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