My sister came to stay. I haven't seen her for two years - TWO WHOLE YEARS! Wow, time flies. So after we chatted until our ears hurt, what did we do? Go to the beach? Go sight-seeing? Go Shopping? Well yes, we did do all of that, BUT we also went to jewelry design classes and have been introduced to hammering on metal. Before my sister's visit I booked classes at Summer Studios in Lomita. We didn't really know what to expect from the class. After sitting down nervously we were greeted warmly by the tutor, Kristina and instantly fell in love with her and jewelry making. If you happen to be reading this and are local to the area and are looking for creative classes do go and check out Summer Studios. It's such a cool creative space with friendly people.
We also took a bead knotting class at Moxie on Main Street in Santa Monica. Another super-friendly place which offers a good range of metal working supplies. We went on to spend a fair few dollars at their sister store in Redondo Beach and toured both Joannes and Michael's craft stores and spent a lovely afternoon at The Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.
All this and of course, arting and crafting at the kitchen table with Joshua. He is particularly pleased with his alpha friends banner which is now stuck to the wall with sticky tape above the television screen.
And that is the story of how my sister became a crafty tourist in Los Angeles.