Thursday, June 2, 2016

Handmade U 2016

I had the AWESOME privilege to attend Handmade U in Nebraska on May 12-14, 2016.  Rachel Mcgough is the Hostess and owner of this beautiful barn that holds the event. Her special guest teacher this semester was Mindy Lacefield!!! Which had me floating with excitement!!! I love her ART!!!

  Plus....Mindy and I have been friends for years on Instagram but have never met, because we have bonded over our poodles...hehe!!! Her Merlin and my Bella look so much a like...except in their sizes, my Bella is about 2 times bigger than Merlin.  :0)  Poodle Momma's that is what we are...LOL!!!

The Handmade U staff. 

Rachel's husband bought her a photo booth for her anniversary one year...and they got it to print the Handmade  U logo down the middle. Then we formed lines down the sides of the booth...and ran in and out as fast as we could for everyone to have as many people in their pictures as possible. That was super FUN!!! Here is my photo strip!!!
The grounds were just so pretty. Here you can see both the house and the barn. 

Class goodie bag and my name tag.
Inside the Barn...getting ready for classes. 
The first class was Quiltdori's with Rachel. Here you can see everyone's finished dori's. Mine is on the top row, second from the left. Mindy's is the first one next to mine. They all look great!!!

The second class was Mindy Lacefield.... an Altered child's board book. 

Mindy showing us some demos. If we all look cold?.... that is because we are!!
 Me probably most of all...I believe I was the only one from the southern regions. (Florida) My teeth chattered all day!!! lol!!! :0)
Here you can see my little boy and and messy space all around me.
My little man close up.
I got to meet another long time IG friend @packerdi_honestheartstudio . Dianne and I have never met...but have been friends on Instagram FOVEREVER!! It was AWESOME!!!!

                                                                           Smile :0)
This barn is just gorgeous!!!
Last photo...I wanted to take a selfie with as many people as I could get to fit in the picture. And Mindy took my phone and stood on the picnic table and peeked her head around the corner and snap...we had a great last selfie of the group!!! 

Awesome time!!! If you ever get a chance to go to one of Rachel's Handmade U's....I highly recommend it!!!

For future Handmade U semesters and website click >> HERE.


Nancy said...

The happy faces tell the story- you had the most fun time! And why not, all that artful effort. Being from Florida, too, I sure did notice the heavy jackets in the photo... brrr. But you have much to show for bearing up in the cold.

Marrianna said...

Looks beautiful and fun. When you get time, I'd really like to see more detailed of the fabric doris - what was inside. They all look fantastic. Great job. I have a small online class with Misty Lacefield and she sure gives great instructions. If there are instructions for the fabric dori, please point me in the right direction.


Connie said...

Oh my goodness! Everything about this post was exciting, from seeing the barn and house, the beautiful grounds and working inside that barn, wow! The class looked marvelous . . . I do not like the word jealous . . . but I am having a problem not turning a bit green, LOL. I'm delighted that you were able to take this class and enjoy the fellowship of other like minded crafters.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Marlynne said...

You do find the fun places to go and fun things to make! Bless You!

Julie Neal said...

Do you have a shop?

Julie Neal said...

Do you have a shop?

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