The Gifted Blog

August 25, 2010

Seattle Gift Toppers Workshop

It was a joy to teach a workshop to friends and family in my hometown last month! I barely advertised because we received so many sign-ups from word of mouth. (Thanks, ladies!) I would love to have you at the next one. Just comment or e-mail (giftedmailbox[at]gmail[dot]com) to hear about future Gifted workshops in Seattle!


At the end of class I like to ask my students to choose their favorite gift topper. This class was the first where the grocery bag pom-pom (pictured above and below) came up as a #1 pick! I think it has something to do with Seattle's aesthetic. There's an appreciation of things that look a bit funky, a bit untraditional.


(Can you tell we're sisters?)

All in all, a great time with some wonderful women. Over half the class has known me since childhood, and I loved getting to spend more time with them in a creative setting.

Stay tuned this week for a report on how one student put her new gift topper skills to use on the job!

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4 comments:

  1. That grocery bag pom pom is gorgeous and with everything been about green and recycled lately I can understand why. Perhaps you could turn this into a side business!

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  2. Your baggie flowers are still one of my favs.

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  3. thanks for teaching us! my drawer of groceries bags has nearly doubled since the class because i'm collecting all of the cool-colored ones i can find!

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  4. @Kelly - Isn't it nice? It's so amazing how I teach exactly the same thing to a group of students, and each one turns out a little unique. This group was very perceptive about how each person's touch affected the final results.

    @DuhBe - Thank you. I was worried y'all might be tired of seeing them by now. : )

    @Shawna - Of COURSE! I really loved doing that together. Maybe you can try multi-colored pom poms next!

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