"Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class tonight. You made it very relaxed and a lot of fun!" - Nancy W. 

Another calligraphy workshop in the books at Silver Spoon Bake Shop! Every time I get to teach a workshop, I can't help but be grateful to be able to share my love for this art and what I've learned with others.

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I know I cover a lot of information in a span of 2 hours but I'm pretty much an open book and encourage students to ask any questions they may have. Questions that were brought up last night were about wedding calligraphy (two students have 2 daughters getting married!), which inks are best to use, and how to work with different nibs with its own personalities.  

My favorite part in each class is when students get to write their own quotes. I encourage them to create it so they can look back at where they started and can later see their progress, how far they've come. Below are some of their very first calligraphy work!

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Due to the holidays coming up and preparing for Baby Cruse coming in February, there will only be one more calligraphy workshop for this year. Only 6 spots are available - for more information and to sign up, click here. Workshops next year will not be determined till after March 2016. 

Baby Cruse Coming February 2016

I didn't know after I shared my miscarriage story back in June that 10 days later I would find myself staring at another positive pregnancy test. I was a ball of emotions: shock, joy, a boatload of fear and yet so incredibly grateful. It took a bit of time for most of the fears to subside. I often found myself saying "I hope" and "If we make it that far..." in conversations. It was hard not to guard my heart at first or be cautious but if there's one valuable lesson this little Peanut has taught me, it's to truly take life day by day, to live it and to celebrate it. Especially now that I'm out of the first trimester (way less nausea and fatigue!) and I'm feeling like my normal self again.

We are so excited and looking forward to meeting our little one on February 2016!