Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Book Binding Fun!

There is nothing like spending a day with friends creating, and that's exactly what I did last Wednesday with two of my lovely artsy gals, Sarah and Noels.  We spent the day at Noels house creating our own binded journals using Noels wonderful supply of papers and fabric, she has such a fabulous workspace that I just had to share it with you all.  When we arrived I spent the first half hour drooling over her fabrics, art books and art supplies which were housed beautifully in pretty cupboards and shelves.
Her colourful displays really made you smile and created an inspiring space to work from.  Noels is so very talented she showed me an array of projects that she has created and I have included a few of her fabric journal pages at the end of this post... they are just beautiful.
Noels helped us create our Journal cover using pelmet vilene, felted jumpers and leather from old bags (I haven't completed my journal yet but I will showcase it here on a later post when its completely done).  Below Noels is demonstrating how to cut, measure and fold the outside cover, it was really interesting working with the pelmet vilene, it gave me so many ideas for other projects I could use it on.
Fully concentrating on the task in hand was difficult as there was lots of gorgeousness at every turn, little mini sewing machines were dotted around the workspace, as well as lots of sewing bits and bobs.
As a thankyou for hosting the day, both Sarah and I gave Noels a gift that we had made, I wrapped up a selection of my vintage cards and tags and Sarah made this goregeous primitive bunny (below), which Noels promptly placed on her dresser in her kitchen... she looked right at home, don't you think??
One of the hilights of my day was getting to sew on Noel's Bernina Sewing Machine, don't get me wrong, I love my Singer, but there is truly nothing like sewing on a Bernina, it's definitely on my wish list as a future purchase.

Well, that was just a sneek peek of my fun day, and as promised, below are some samples of Noels gorgeous work....such a talented lady!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Fabric, Paper, Scissors Workshop

I had such a super day yesterday teaching at the first Little White Studio Taster Day.  The participants were at the studio for a "Fabric, Paper, Scissors Workshop" where they would each create a vintage inspired collage using pretty papers, ephemera, vintage lace, buttons and old images.
My fellow instructor Karen and I had spent the Summer holidays getting The Little White Studio ready for our first participants and it looked lovely on the day, with lots of goodies and scrumptiousness at every turn.  To find out more about the day and The Little White Studio workshops please visit our blog here.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Faded Memories

If you've ever wondered what to do with any old photos' or  memorabilia that you have stashed away in the bottom of a photo drawer at home, why not put some of it together to make a Memory Collage. You can create beautiful designs to display in your home or give to a loved one as a very special gift.

Here I have created a collage totally out of fabric, lace and trim, with an old key and watch face thrown in for good measure.  The photograph and documentation page have both been printed onto cotton fabric for this particular piece.
And once complete I have framed the finished piece by mounting it onto black cardstock surrounded by a complimentary fabric and then framed in a black wooden frame without the glass so that the viewer of the piece is tempted to touch and feel the various fabrics and memory pieces.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Facebook Giveaway!!!!

Hop on over to Maygreen Fairies Facebook Page to enter my Fairy Folk Giveaway!!
To win one of my Fairy Folk all you need to do is post a comment on the Giveaway Post on Maygreen Fairies Facebook Page (link here) and then share the details either on your own Facebook Profile or Blog.  Two winners will then be drawn, and the Winner announced, on the same post this coming Sunday.  So if you'd like to win the chance to give one of my Little Fairy Folk a good home, hop on over to Facebook now... don't delay!!!!