Thursday, 11 June 2009
I entered the Cloth Paper Scissors Charm Swap (didn't unfortunately photograph my charms before I sent them off!) Here are photos of the charms I received, sorry if the quality is not too good. I was really pleased to receive them and look forward to making something with them.
My thanks to the artist who made these and I hope everyone who received mine enjoyed them too!
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Ayr Field Create a Butterfly Garden
On Saturday 6th June I had a lovely time with the children helping to create a Butterfly Garden in Ayr Field, St. Ives Cornwall.
We made butterflies from felt and decorated them with sequins, ribbons etc., and put them on sticks to be put into plant pots which the children had sprinkled wildflower seeds into to create their own butterfly garden at home.
This is daisy's plant pot ready for her butterfly:-
The weather may not have been as good as earlier in the week, but nevertheless everyone had a great time improving this area. I think the hot drinks and bacon rolls supplied by the St. Ives Scouts probably helped!
The next event at Ayr Field will be Ayr Field Day on 5th July - a great day and I will be there making bunting for people to leave messages on.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Today was the first day of the Creative Skills Open Studios. This is the week when artists throughout Cornwall invite people to visit their studios and see their work.
Despite not having many visitors I have had a great day! Open Studios gave me the incentive to get my workshop sorted out and ready to work in after leaving it rather messy (to say the least!) over the winter.
During the course of the day I have managed to come up with an idea for a range of cards and have started making some as well as just enjoying having a whole day in my workshop, listening to the birds in the garden and thinking of ideas for future pieces of work.
I am open again on Monday and look forward to even more creativity (and hopefully visitors!).
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Thought I would start my blog by telling you what a brilliant workshop I went to last weekend. It was organised through the Cornwall Embroiderers' Guild at Truro and run by Frances Pickering who creates the most beautiful little books.
She was extremely good at sharing her knowledge and techniques, as well as the Transfer Dyes and Brusho!
Most of her books have a theme such as flowers, hearts etc. At the start of the weekend I didn't have a theme for my book but was more interested in how to make the book. Having created the cover and painted the pages it became clear to me that my theme was going to be mermaids, something I love anyway so that wasn't a problem!
By the end of the weekend I had a book ready to fill with mermaid pictures, poems etc., which I was extremely happy with. I also have a list of ideas for future books!
Photos will follow shortly of my work and some of the members of the Guild who attended the weekend.