Friday, February 27, 2009

Meeting Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville gave the keynote presentation last month at the Craft & Hobby Association Convention in Anaheim, and I had the opportunity to meet her afterwards at the book signing of her new book - "Thank You Power."

Heather Morrow & Deborah Norville
January 2009

I found her keynote inspirational. She told the story of growing up in a small town in Dalton, Georgia (aka, the Carpet Capital of the World) and learning how to sew. She won several beauty competitions with her talent as sewing. As she moved into broadcasting, making your own clothes was frowned upon, so she did it in secret. She has come out of the "crafting closet" and launched her own line of yarn for knitting.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"The One You Love" Workshop

"The One You Love" Creative Souls Workshop was Saturday, February 7. Each participant was given an unfinished wooden frame to decorate and a Valentine's box of goodies (including a sheet of Decoupatch paper) to embellish their frame.

We had a little extra time at the end, so we used the left over supplies to create a special V-Day card.

"Be Mine Or Else!" -- Vicki is serious about her love.

We used a rolling stamp to create the pattern on the paper and then blended the color into the background with an applicator.

The inside says "I only have eyes for you." Just too cute!

The inside says "Love"