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This past weekend was so busy that I am still coping with the aftermath (crazy messy studio, neglected laundry pile, old mother hubbard cupboards and the like). Without further ado, let me share what I’ve been up to!

Saturday: The Baltimore Holiday Heap was a fun, crazy-busy show! Thanks to the Charm City Craft Mafia for holding such a wonderful and well attended event. My friend Heather and I were on our feet all day working the booth, chatting with the crowd and keeping our eye on the first big snow storm of the season. (thanks, Heather!) My family was there too for part of the time. During set up the boys made extra signage, which I proudly displayed next to my betz white banner.

As long as the boys have a sketch book with them, they can almost always entertain themselves. Plus they had a good time scoping out the crafty goods at the show. As a reward for good behavior my husband got them each a T-shirt from Spaghetti Kiss! (sorry no booth photos, too crazy!)

Sunday: I had the pleasure of doing a book signing and trunk show an adorable yarn shop in Old Alexandria Virginia called Fibre Space. This is the little table smack dab in the middle of the shop where I set up my samples from Warm Fuzzies. The new little shop (just a year old I think!) was quite busy and I had a lot of friendly folks stop and talk to me about the projects and the book.

The owner, Danielle, was a great hostess! Again, both of us were so busy with the customers that we neglected to take any *action* shots. :)

After the signing I held a small holiday workshop in the adjoining classroom for 12 enthusiastic stitchers! They all happily dug into my felt stash and we spent the next 3 hours making nest and flower brooches, sweet pea ornaments and more! Here’s just a few snapshots I was able to squeeze in at the end!

Lauren, with her felt beauties, even had time to make a scrap wreath…

Claudine and Cameron with a flurry of felt brooches…

Lorraine, who pinned everything she made onto herself! What enthusiasm! She even made the sweet pea ornament into a barrette in her hair! Too fun. :)

Last but not least the *inspired* Amy Powers shows off her felty goodness.

Thank you to everyone that attended both events! It was a great weekend. I hope to do some more workshops at Fibre Space, soon!

BTW, my holiday shipping (for the US) cut-off date is December 17th, that’s next week! The Cupcake Pincushions I had left from the show are listed in my shop. Also, I don’t usually sell my felted nest brooches online, but I put some of them in the shop yesterday as well. They make great teacher gifts!

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  • claudine hellmuth

    it was such a treat to be in your class!!!!

  • Lauren Ashley

    Thanks so much-Sunday night was such a blast!

    Thanks for posting the pics andlinking to my blog!

  • quinn

    Your workshops sure do look like fun!

    And I love your advertising team. Especially the understated “nice.” ;)

  • mayaluna

    Now that was a chock full weekend! You never cease to amaze me, Betz. Your class looks like so much fun… look at everyone beaming. I like the idea of brooches for teacher gifts. I’m going to dive into my Warm Fuzzies for some weekend crafting inspiration!

  • Rachel Carlson

    oh goody, looks like tons of fun. and claudine was there. cheers to you betz!

  • cygnetsmall

    I’m so excited, I just got your book (Sewing Green) and it is amazing. Even more fun, I just found your blog. And, I just realized that we live in the same general area — do you do lots of events like this? I would love to come to one sometime. I’ll have to do a bit more looking around on your blog now. :) molly

  • Betz White

    Hi Molly,
    This was the first local workshop I’ve done but I hope to do more soon!

  • Heather

    Betz, it was very fun working the show with you. I’m willing to help out again if you ever need it. Sorry the photo’s didn’t turn out? Merry Christmas!

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