the recap on my first class

Monday, March 21, 2011


Okay let's just sum it up by saying I was in heaven teaching a class. I loved everything about it. I majored in child education and up until a month before graduation had every intention of being a first grade teacher. I was derailed one night while I was on the phone with an incredibly talented designer/artist that I have tons of respect for. I was expressing my concern about being a teacher and my worry that it wouldn't be creative enough for me. In that conversation she told me that I was right and to do something more 'out of the box.' I called my parents at 2am to let me them know that I wasn't going to be a teacher and that I wanted to do something more 'creative.' Shortly after that I got a one way ticket to Boston with $200 in my pocket... I digress; long story short there is a reason that I love teaching and to be teaching something that I love was such a gift this weekend. Not to mention that my 'class room' was so gorgeous {I took so many photos of Cathy's house that I will need to post those on Wednesday... stay tuned} and the 'students' were amazingly talented and wonderful to spend the day with. Cathy and Stacy thank you sooooo much for having me. I feel so lucky to have been apart of the amazing line up that you have at *Summerland Mercantile. I am already cooking up my next class {if you will have me}... I am thinking gift wrapping for the holidays ;).









*If you are able to make it Summerland Mercantile will be having a garden sale May 7th + Kaari Meng of French General will be doing a jewelry class the same day. I guarantee it will be amazing!


  1. Yay! I am so glad that you had such a great time. I knew you would do awesome! These pictures are amazing and dreamy. I bet it's so fun to do a group class because amongst the mess there is so much inspiration. The "what are little boys made of?" card is beautiful!

  2. you never know how these things are going to go and when rain was predicted i had a middle of the night panic.
    no need- the days was a dream.
    the class, your teaching, guidance and light created a beautiful experience for all. the feedback has been wonderful.
    Looking forward to the next one.

  3. I love your stitched cards! I wish the place was a little closer, although I was in SB for work this weekend so that would have been a fun stop on the way up! And the milk glass section of the website is dangerous now that I now it's there :)

  4. sign me up for the next as a teacher = a fabulous way to learn!

  5. I have been dying to hear about it! I knew you would be amazing, and the pictures capture your creative teachings! I love it! Congrats!!!

  6. Gorgeous pictures! Their sewing room is absolutely amazing! Congratulations! Please let me know when you have another class. I would love to be a part of the magic! xo Samantha

  7. Alexis, this looks like the most perfect afternoon class ever! I'm so jealous I couldn't be there. You definitely need to do more. Please?

  8. Okay, you have to come up here and teach a class. I can host something in my teeeeeeny tiny apartment backyard. Springtime?

  9. These are so cute!! You def need to teach a class locally here in San Diego. I am making my own invites for my rustic ranch themed wedding and these would be perfect.

  10. Your class looks so dreamy!! Hope everyone is feeling better at your house...I know I'm late chiming in on your tweet about boy's names but we always had Leo in mind...I can't wait to find out what you have ;)xoxo

  11. Alexis, I absolutely loved it! I posted a little "thank you" on my blog at

    I look forward to more! Gkitty

  12. I am so glad it went so well!!! I knew you would be a natural. Cathy's home is gorgeous!!

  13. OMGosh, I'am so in awe of these beautiful rooms..I want to beg u to invite me to the next class..absolutely to dream about.


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