Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shrink Plastic Tablecloth

Summer is here so let's celebrate with a custom tablecloth with shrink plastic accents - choose your fabric, grab your shrink plastic and let's get going. 

 From the Aleene's Archive

Come join Joan for a fun mosaic, sea glass wire wrapped jewelry or succulent class on the beautiful Central Coast of California.  Click here for more details

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shrink It, Shrinky Dinks, Shrink Plastic...

Whatever you call this stuff it's great fun.  You can draw on it, painting on it, print on it (special kind) and when you're done being creative you toss it in the oven and it shrinks, thickens and become hard.   It's awesome!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Week of May 2 - 8, 2016

May 2 - 8 is a busy week in the studio and in Morro Bay!  Whether you like a little vrrrroooooommmmm or a little creativity, it's sure to be a fun-filled time!

Monday, May 2nd - San Luis Obispo Coastal Adult School - Alcohol Ink Experimentation

Wednesday, May 4th - Vicki's Private Class - Hypertufa and Succulent Planters
Did you know you can have your very own private class?  Yes, indeed!  Contact Joan at craftproductsatyahoodotcom

Thursday, May 5th - San Luis Obispo Coastal Adult School - Hypertufa and Succulent Planters

May 6 - 8th - 20th Annual Morro Bay Car Show - This is a don't miss car show!

Sunday, May 8th - Mother's Day


Wire Mesh Envelope Planter

Taaaaddaaaaa!  I'm super excited to announce that my Wire Envelope Planter with Succulents is featured in the current issue of Craft Ideas magazine that's on the newstands now.  Want to learn how to make one of these cuties hands-on?  Head on over to to see when the next class is.  You'll find tons of other fun eye candy on my website. 

Remember, these classes happen on the beautiful Central Coast of California.  Come explore and stay for the creativity!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Polymer Clay Surprise

What's cookin?  Polymer clay for a special wine project.  Unveiling it soon!

Plates, Plates, Plates...

Pretty much every time I run errands / go shopping I'm on the lookout for plates for my mosaic classes.  I love looking for that perfect plate at that great price.  My stockpile is lookin pretty good!  Mother's Day is coming up so how about treating Mom to a fun day of mosaicing fun?  Private classes available - your time, date and project.

Succulent Wreath Classes

I'm getting my succulent wreath forms all organized.  I just slipped them on curtain rods I had and now I can see what sizes and shapes I have at a glance.  Now they're ready to be covered with beautiful succulents.  Sign up for a class and join the fun. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Alcohol Ink Class

They were having so much fun experimenting they didn't want to leave.  Join the fun at

Friday, April 08, 2016

Succulent Wreath Class

I'm loading up my car for a succulent wreath private party tonight.  What a great way to end a work week - creativity and friendship!  Time to go soak the wreaths...check out all of the class offerings on my website  Oooooh, the sponges are leftover from my mosaic class last weekend.

More Mosaic Stepping Stones

Private Mosaic Classes

I had a fabulous time in Lompoc, California last weekend teaching a mosaic stepping stone class to amazing students.  We started with plates and transformed them into mosaic masterpieces!  Take a look at just a few from the class...most were first time mosaic students.  Want to learn mosaics?  I teach mobile mosaic classes and in the studio on the beautiful Central Coast of California.  Email me at craftproducts at

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Succulent Shoe Garden

One of my succulent shoe gardens is blooming!  

Hypertufa Class

I went out to check on my hypertufa farm this afternoon.  I have eleven students signed up for a class through my local adult ed and I pre made these guys and they're curing for the class.  So students get the full hypertufa experience, in the class we talk all about the ins and outs and then we mix a batch, they pour it and take that one home to cure. Then they'll learn about drilling holes, decorating them and then the hypertufa you see in the picture will be cured by then so they plant them in class with succulents.  They get the entire life cycle of hypertufa.  There are still four spaces left.  Check it out -

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sea Glass and Wire Wrap Jewelry Classes

There was tons of sea glass and wire wrap jewelry fun happening today!

Hypertufa and Succulent Planter

This is what's on tap in the studio tomorrow - hypertufa and succulents!  We're making our own molds, mixing and casting the hypertufa then the students will plant a hypertufa planter I've cured for them with succulents. This class is full, but there are others coming up soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Mosaic Workshops on California's Central Coast

I spent a fantastic day teaching eight ladies who were on vacation how to do mosaics.  They did an amazing job! 
Schedule your own private workshop at