Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holiday Workshop

I know many of you are groaning because all the Christmas stuff is all over the stores and it feels so early. I on the other hand am giddy with excitement! LOL! Christmas is my fave holiday - celebrating the birth of Christ is something I look forward to every year. There is just something about it - it's magical. And it is one of the best times to let your creativity shine with the season. I have vowed to make many of my gifts this year and I am off to a pretty good start. Many have asked me over the years, "When are you gonna teach a class?" I have listened and after much contemplation, will be offering a holiday workshop! Class will be held here in New Market on November 14th. After the new year, I hope to offer some online classes for you all. Below you can take a peek at my creations that we will put together at the workshop. I had a ton of fun creating this little cottage - the lid is removable and you can load it up with candy, pictures, recipes, whatever will fit. I used some of the new Eskimo Kisses line from Basic Grey and one of my favorite Jenni Bowlin papers. Sno-Tex and glitter give the roof a wintry feel. Cute, huh?
This is a banner that was quite simple to make. I love the word "JOY" and can't wait to hang this up for Christmas time. I love using sheet music in my projects and I raided my mom's piano bench for some old music books!
My Christmas projects would not be complete without a vintage Santa image somewhere. This is a close-up of a little ornament that I am going to tuck inside my cottage for some lucky recipient to receive. I got the idea for the muslin rose from the Maya Road newletter. So easy and fun to make; you gotta try these!
I hope to see some of you who are local on the 14th - we will have a blast making these little treaures! If you are intested in getting crafty with me, shoot me an email to sign up or click the workshop link on my sidebar. That's all for now; be sure to check back on Saturday as I will be offering a RAK in honor of my birthday on November 1st!
XOXO Nik

14 comments:

Diane Parsons said...

All of these projects are simply beautiful! Good Luck with your class Niki! You know I would sign up in a heartbeat if I lived anywhere close by!

Suzanne said...

Wow, Niki, such beautiful projects! Wish I was closer, I'd come for sure!

Angela J. Prieto said...

Oh I love the house!!! Good luck with your class Niki.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Niki!! I ADORE the house and the banner!! LOVE that flower.. but then you knew that didnt ya!! :)
Have a GREAT day!!

Samantha said...

Such gorgeous projects!

Nikki Love said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! and that little house is too adorable ;)

Maureen said...

Love all these projects. Wish I could attend your class on the 14th but it's my birthday and will be spending it with my family. Will you be selling kits of your projects at all?

Maureen said...

Love all these projects. Wish I could attend your class on the 14th but it's my birthday and will be spending it with my family. Will you be selling kits of your projects at all?

Pinky said...

OMG Niki those are simply amazing girl, I need to try that new BG line! Your work is so soft and subtle!

Miss Cutiepie said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it means the world to me ♥
Gosh you're talanted! I'm being inspired just looking at your gorgeous work! Have a super weekend!

Michelle said...

Love that Joy banner. It is adorable!

Nikki Sivils said...

Michelle your projects are BEAUTIFUL! I love that "joy" banner!! Thanks for your sweet comment about my products!
Happy Holidays to you! -Nikk

Pinky said...

Hey Niki, thanks for leaving me a message on my blog, I had no clue my name was on scrapscene LOL better than the old scrapsmack right? !Z LOL

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hello Niki!
I was thinking of you and wanted to say hello. I haven't been online too much lately. But it sure is nice to pop over here and see your beautiful creations!How awesome that you are teaching! I'd give anything to be in one of your classes!!!!! Online classes, I am SOOOOO there girl! I wish you and your family all the best this Chirstmas season. You're in my heart! love deb