Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fun at French General and the Arts Crawl


On Saturday I drove on down to Los Angeles to the wonderful shop called French General on Riverside Drive to take a needle felting workshop with Evelyn. I've done a little needle felting but always wanted to try and make a little animal.  The owl workshop caught my eye and I had to go!
The owl on the left is Evelyn's finished one and the one on the right is my unfinished one. Hope to finish it up soon.


Everyone working away on their owls...


so much to take in...every where you look there is something to see...


that delights the eye...


and sense of touch...


and spirit.


A heaven for stitchers...


and textile lovers...



Molly cuts fabric with care.


Got a photo with Evelyn and her owl. She creates many felted creatures including, hedgehogs, cats, sheep, and will do a heart workshop for Valentine's day. A great workshop and loved meeting the Meng sisters, Kaari and Molly who created this wonderful space.


Since I was in LA I decided to drive over to Pasadena and check out the Day of the Dead show at the Folk Tree on Fair Oaks. Lots of fun things to see and I stocked up on some small paper flowers that I needed for our upcoming show at Art From Scrap next week.


Next stop I headed to South Pasadena, my home town. I heard that there was an Arts Crawl with lots of open galleries, music and a food truck, so off I went. 
First stop was the Fremont Gallery and the art of Sonya Fe.





Then on to some fun shops...this one is called ETC. , filled with lots of fun antiques, steiff animals, dolls and other fun stuff.


Food truck...


and La Monarca Bakery where I stopped for some Mexican hot chocolate before heading home.




5 comments:

Giova Brusa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Loved all that fabric and wish there were stores like that here!

Mary Stanley said...

I will be going back next month for another workshop. You would love it...reminds me of the cute shops in France.

jone hallmark said...

wow! I was talking to Sue today and she said, "I need to go be wit those girls in California! They arealwas doing something fabulous and I need to do that, too!"

SOOOOOoooooo TRUE!

French General is fantastic and it is nice to see that you were there for the felted owl. What a great time.
Maybe I will get to join you sometime......xoxo

ps. I think your "unfinished" owl is beautiful!!!

Mary Stanley said...

Jone...I hope you and Sue can come out and PLAY with us ! Miss you!

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