Last Birthday Party

When I got sick for my birthday this year, I had to postpone the birthday party my mom wanted to have for me.

blog photos 011

She had intended for a group of us to get together for a different kind of tea party- tea and crafting.  A friend of hers had taken her to this great tea house that is connected to a pottery and glass craft shop.  You can either have a  full tea and then craft, or a modified light tea while you craft.  The craft that really captivated my mom, and the purpose for going to this particular craft shop was glass fusing.

blog photos 018

The tea luncheon was wonderful.  The crafting part was a little intimidating since I wasn’t truly inspired to create something.  The shop was full of beautiful examples of finished work though.  I decided to jump in with a few colors of glass and see with what I came up.  By the time I was done with my work, my mind was full of all the things I could come back to create.

Glass Fuse phase 1

The work space was easy and they provide all the tools you need.  The glass came in so many colors and forms, even a powdery-sandy form.

blog photos 028

I wish I had been watching my mom create her pendant.  She is so creative!  Everyone did a great job coming up with their own design.  I can hardly wait to go back.

glass fusing 007

This isn’t a very good picture of my mom’s necklace but I wanted you to get the idea of the look.  I took photos of all the finished pieces but I didn’t realize my camera settings were off until I had already given the artwork to their owners.

glass fusing good photos 002

My finished trivet, or coaster.  See how the original square shape has been changed a bit?

glass fusing good photos 003

This is my friend’s candle holder.  Making it formed is called “slumping.”

glass fusing good photos 006

glass fusing good photos 005

My daughter had her square slumped just a little to make it handy for holding her jewelry.  Her piece was created by using a flat square as her base, gluing the red mosaic in place and then filling the cracks with the glass dust, or sand.  She completed the words with a liquid of some kind.  I never did see what that product was.

The name of the place where we did all this wonderful creating is called CreativiTEA, in Bellingham, WA.  The tea shop with the fabulous food is The Abbey Tea Garden.

Beth

del.icio.us Tags: ,,
Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Last Birthday Party

  1. Hi Beth!Thank you so much for visiting me today! I've enjoyed reading about your crafting tea outing! What a wonderful idea! Happy belated birthday to you!Best Wishes and Blessings,Amanda

    Like

  2. That was a fun day, thanks for inviting me to help celebrate. Thank your mom for the gifts, that was very sweet of her. It was nice to really get to meet her and spend a little time with your family and meet Michelle.

    Like

  3. This looks like so much fun! I love your trivet:)Thanks so much for your comments on my blog…It's crazy how our boys are growing into men so fast. And I DO notice that he wants to sleep more. Although, sometimes I catch the sneaky bugger awake early in his room…reading. He just doesn't want to be bothered yet! Funny how they change over the years:) Have a great weekend!

    Like

  4. I was planning on doing a tea party for my birthday too, but not with crafts then though now I want to as it looks like so much fun. Maybe next year as I felt in my heart that I needed to do something nice for a friend for me this year. So on my birthday I will take her with me to my favorite spa and we are going to have massages. It is going to be so much fun and she really deserves and needs it. Hope you find the pictures of your boys in their short pants suits, I would love to see that. My girls are awesome, but aren't everyonces kids just awesome 😉

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s