kid’s classes, new adult classes and Seafair are all coming!


Emily’s Bits of Fun: Let’s talk about tension.  No, I don’t mean the kind you have when the kids are melting down, dinner needs to be made and it’s late, or life just isn’t going right.  I mean the type of tension you use when you are quilling a scroll or any kind of circle.  I have found that the smaller you want your circle or scroll to be, the tighter the tension should be.  Also, the larger you want your circle or scroll to be, the looser your tension should be, regardless of the actual size of the item.  I was usually using the same tension for everything and then adjusting or trying to fix it after the fact.   It took me awhile to figure this out and I have been doing this a while.  It’s always fun when the “light” comes on and you think, “Hey, this is much easier than what I was doing!”  So, adjust your tension and see how that makes a difference.  Just a little tip that I hope you can use during your projects.

Personal Note:
New Classes: Some new classes at “Camp Westfield” at Southcenter starting this Thursday, July 27th from 10-11 am for ages 3 and up.  The first class is free and this is part of Westfield’s Summer Day Camps for kids.  I will be there for 5 weeks on Thursdays teaching and having fun from 10-11.  Please contact Michelle Giles at 206.802.6048 for details on classes and any pricing that will happen after the first class.  New Classes at Vintage: September through November are booked at Vintage Vino & Espresso every 3rd Tuesday and Thursday – Check my “Class” schedule starting in mid-August to sign up for those classes. Farmer’s Markets: I have had so much fun at the Farmer’s Markets this summer.  I always meet a great bunch of creative and fun people.  My last market for the season will be on Wednesday, August 9th in Wallingford.  HERE is the info on the WFM.  Seafair: Seafair starts this weekend with the Torchlight parade on Saturday evening.  There is always something fun to do at Seafair – check out the schedule HERE. 

Stay cool, craft on and talk to you soon!



Being Creative Means You’re Thinking!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying some time to be creative this week.  I know it seems like you don’t have the time to stop and be creative, but if you TAKE the time to slow down and do some of the things you love, you will find that it helps with how you look at life and how you enjoy the things around you.

What Does being creative really Mean?

Being creative means changing your perspective, taking risks and ignoring doubt and facing fears. It means breaking with routine and doing something different for the sake of doing something different. It means mapping out a thousand different routes to reach one destination. It means challenging yourself every day. Being creative means searching for inspiration in even the most mundane places. It means asking silly questions. It means creating without critiquing. Being creative means you know how to find the similarities and differences between two completely random ideas.  Being creative means you’re thinking!

JOin a Class this Wednesday Night- A chance to branch out!

I read that Experts somewhere argue that getting into a state of flow can produce substantial happiness, the kind that lasts longer than the pleasure we get from eating a good cookie.

Let’s get creative together.  Check out my classes and I can’t promise a cookie but when you come to Vintage Vino and Espresso on Wednesday, June 14th from 6-8:30 for my quilled wallhanging class (or for any class at Vintage), I promise a free hot or cold drink – which might be just as good if you get a yummy flavor!  Save your seat now for tomorrow night HERE.