Monday, 26 November 2012

A Tidy Studio

Well just for those of you who know me and might be very surprised to learn that I do tidy my studio, admittedly not very often, here are the photos of the results of tidying my studio at Krowji ready for Christmas Open Studios this weekend.  As we all know the intention is always to keep it tidy but the reality is that it probably won't stay this way so take a good look!  There might even be room for me to transfer more from home!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Bunting

Here is the bunting I made for the Christmas Bunting Workshop on 3rd December.  I decided I wanted something a little different to the usual pennant shaped bunting and so came up with the Christmas trees with Snowmen and Gingerbread men (or persons!) appliqued onto the trees.  The Snowmen and Gingerbread men could be further embellished with buttons and stitching if you wanted to.  Although you can't see all of them there are seven trees in total and obviously the bunting could be made longer or shorter as required.

This will definitely become part of my Christmas decoration collection and I hope will be displayed for many Christmases to come!

If you are interested in the workshop please contact me for more details.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Embroiderers' Guild Workshop

I had a lovely day yesterday at the Cornwall branch of the Embroiderers' Guild day.  One of our members, Hazel Matthews showed us how to cover boxes with fabric and although mine is not quite finished I am pleased with it so far and that I now have the technique to cover other boxes in the future.  The box I covered had contained Turkish Delight which my daughter brought back from Dublin, so I now have the memory of eating the Turkish Delight and a box to keep treasures in!

And here is a photo of the rainbow I saw through the window whilst I was at the workshop!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Seem to have been away from my blog for a while, sometimes life just seems to run away from me!

Well have been at Krowji for a few months now and am really enjoying my space there.  The Creative Skills Open Studio earlier in the year was great, met lots of lovely people and made some sales!  I am now looking forward to Krowji Christmas Open Studios which begins on Friday 30th November - 6-9 p.m. with mulled wine, mince pies and a choir and continues on Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  An opportunity to come and visit some of the studios and meet the artists and designer/makers who are there and do some Christmas shopping as well!  When you are need of refreshment and somewhere to put your feet up you can pop in to The Melting Pot Cafe where Ben and his staff will ply you with teas/coffees, cakes and other lovely food!

Hope to see you there!