You might just surprise yourself.

It’s my birthday!!!  I meannnn guess what I did Wednesday night!?!?!  I taught my first class at 32 Flavors Boutique!!!  I have always wanted to teach art classes, but I honestly just never had the confidence to put myself out there, or never saw myself as someone who was in a position to teach an art class.  Who was I to teach someone something????  I know, what big self esteem I have!haha  But Michaella, owner of 32 Flavors, is so open to new ideas and so supportive that when she mentioned having classes, I knew this was my chance. 
I was sooo nervous about Wednesday’s Finger Knitting class and have thought about it for the past couple of weeks.  What if I went blank, what if I didn’t fill the whole two hour class, what if the ladies wanted their money back, WHAT IF I FORGET HOW TO FINGER KNIT DURING THE CLASS?  I wanted to do a great job for the ladies but also for Michaella who trusted me enough to turn over her boutique for the night and let me do my thing.  

These two lovely ladies, Alyson and Angela (don’t you love her name), were shopping when I came in to set up.  The most friendly women you will ever meet, came up to me right away and introduce themselves and told me they would be taking my class.  As soon as they smiled at me I knew I was going to be OK.  I instantly relaxed and got excited about the class ahead.

I had 8 wonderful women in the class who were all very excited about learning something new.  I fed off their energy and could have stayed there all night eating, laughing, and finger knitting!!! 

Peyton cracked me up!!  She was the youngest, earning a trip with her grandma because of straight A’s.  Even though she was the youngest she picked up finger knitting faster then all the other ladies!

I taught the process of finger knitting and then we made necklaces with yo-yo pins like my new friend Mandy’s above.  We also started on a spring scarf with beautiful spring colored yarn.

My sweet and amazing friend Lisa and my new friend Gerri sporting their creations.


Angela 1 and Angela 2. 
 Nice Face.  I had to give proof that I actually did it!

  So I guess the moral to the story is pretty obvious.  If you don’t try, or never put yourself out there every once in a while, you could be missing out on something that you might really love and maybe something that you might even be good at.

 You might just surprise yourself! 

 I know I did.  I am really looking forward to teaching more classes in the future.  If you are interested in taking a class and live in the area, check out 32 Flavors Classes, Michaella is always adding new ones.  Don’t see what you are looking for??  Let us know and we will try to make it happen!

Also I had to share the new arrival of clocks at 32 Flavors Boutique.  They are amazing!!!  I can’t decide which one I want!!  If you want one too, don’t panic if you can’t stop by 32 Flavors, visit the online store to order yours!!
I definitely want this one.

OR maybe this one.


But I collect peacockssssss!!

Oh so sweet in my kitchen!!

I give up.

If you could try anything that you have always wanted to try but let fear get in the way, what would it be?
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14 Responses to You might just surprise yourself.

  1. Michaella Dalton February 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Angela, wonderful job on the class! Everyone had an amazing time! I am so glad things fell into place the way the way that they did and can't wait to take one of your classes! I feel lucky to be surrounded by creative and smart women and know we can all benefit so much from each other. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. Empty Nest Full Life February 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Your class sounds great! It is a lot of fun taking classes w/a group of women, spending time creating. I am going to visit 32 flavors when I come to see my son if I can fit it in. Jackie

  3. Angela Hunter February 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    This was FUN, FUN, FUN!!! So blessed to meet you ~ can't wait to take another class! Happy Birthday!

  4. Button Bird Designs February 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Michaella! Thank you for the sweet comment!!! I totally agree with I love being surrounded by such creative positive super cool women! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!
    Lots of love

  5. Button Bird Designs February 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Happy birthday to you!!! Wasn't your bday yesterday?! If you can come in on Friday from 10-2 I will be here!!! I would love to meet you!

  6. Button Bird Designs February 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks Angela!!!!
    It was so nice to meet you! I loved every minute of it!!! Thanks for your sweet spirit!!!
    Hope to see you soon!

  7. Our Marvelous Clan February 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Woohoo! You did it! It's true you just never know what can happen until you try. I'm in the process of teaching myself how to sew, maybe I should look into taking a class or two in my area.

    Happy Birthday! May you push and challenge yourself to conquer the things you've always desired.

  8. Andi's English Attic February 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Happy Birthday!
    Well done for stepping out of the comfort zone. Great results. xx

  9. caroline February 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    oh my goodness! way to go woman! & happy birthday!

  10. Good Time Charlie February 18, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Happy birthday, and what a fun class! I have never heard of finger knitting!

  11. Shan February 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Hope you had the best Birthday ever! Looks like you did! :)

  12. joannie Marie February 19, 2012 at 3:54 am #

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  13. joannie Marie February 19, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    WOW I just left a message and I didn't spell a word correctly.. Looks like you had bunches of fun. I love these necklaces I saw them on your blog and had to make them, I have made a bunch of them Very cool

  14. reFresh reStyle February 20, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday! I'm so glad you're teaching! You have so much to offer!

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