Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something New....

I love it when a business model changes and evolves into something new and different - something to shake things up a bit.
This weekend we are trying something that we haven't tried before - and although it has been a lot of work in the planning - I think it's going to end up being a lot of fun - and that's what the big payoff is for me - having fun while doing something I love.
The Art of Craft is three days of creative classes at French General - coinciding with the Craft and Hobby Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. So besides it being a fun way to introduce all sorts of new crafts to people, I get to see a handful of old friends who are coming into town for the show and to teach workshops at FG. Shea, Debbie, Tracie and Marilyn, Anna, Molly and Charlotte - all wonderful friends and teachers.
We've reconfigured French General into a working workshop space - five long farmhouse tables, covered in old linen sheets - seating for up to 30 people. All five of our workshops have sold out - so I think we're on to something new here....more to come after the weekend!

11 comments:

Robin Thomas said...

Wish I could be there. I will be thinking of you all. I am excited for you and your business with this new oppourtunity. I hope it goes beautifully and you plan another!

Curtains In My Tree said...

That will be a fabulous day and I want to be there!!!

I would just love to stand behind someone and see all the treasures used for the crafts.

post lots of pictures up close please so I can drool more

Janice

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. I'm sorry I live in New York.

Jemellia said...

It's going to go well! Have a fabulous time and by the end of it, you will be planning your next one!

A bird in the hand said...

I wish I could be there. You are such fun to hang out with. I miss you!

Michelle Rose Jorgensen said...

I wish you much success!

xo

mi

Danette said...

I was there last night for the Crown Workshop and it was fabulous. The shop is gorgeous, and of course the commaraderie with fellow crafters is so great. I'm always in awe of the amazing creativity of the women all around me!

paige said...

I would have loved to come ... Next time for sure! Hope you are well Kaari:)

Anonymous said...

Kaari, It was well worth hopping on an airplane to come to FG's The Art of Craft! Not only were you a fabulous hostess for this event, your family, staff and store were absolutely lovely! I will not hesitate to attend any event you plan! I loved the camaraderie and kindess of all the attendents! Thanks again for the lovely home gift; it humbles me!

Julie B.
tabbytribe@earthlink.net

Austin said...

Thank you for a great class! I am sure the whole weekend was as awesome as the time I spent in French General on Saturday!

Peggy Houston, TX said...

Please Please please Kaari, for the next one send me an email so I can come. I really regret missing this one...