Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas To All

A very Merry Christmas to everyone!
Best Wishes from here at
Quilters Cottage.

Lace Christmas Cornucopias

Still busy making and finishing gifts for close friends.
Above are some lace Victorian inspired cornucopias.
They each contain little gifts and a Christmas flower arrangement.
Christmas is all about family, friends and an open heart.
I just love the Christmas Season but there is never enough time.
It doesn't matter when you start!
I start in August making Christmas items for classes
so I have inspiration for my students!
Hope everyone has a lovely time!
See more of my Vintage Lace collection on my
portfolio site

Jeanetta Sculpiturio

On Thursday 22nd Jenn and I went to Dereham as she
wanted to see, 'Jeanetta Sculpiturio' @ The Gallery.
I decided to do some photography in situ of the
different sections which you can see in the photos above.
I just the love the colours and textures now.
Working on with all the different medias this time
was a challenge and I thank Stewart for his wood working
technical skill of putting the picture moulding around
the column.
I will be putting a detailed description and techniques on
my portfolio site
in the new year and also making a link picture
from Quilters Cottage for you to see the details.

Kims Striped Cushions

On Monday 19th I put the finishing touches to
Kim's cushions. She wanted ones to match her
newly decorated Living Room and using the
off cuts from her cream textured curtains.
I delivered these on the Wednesday when I went to
the last Card Making session of the year
@The Gallery.
Kim was very pleased with them.

New Office

Ohh! some times you get an idea in your head and it
goes too far!
With Jenn moving out we decided as we were both off
work from the 14th until the 18th we would decorate and
re-shelve Jennifer's room and make it into an Office!
Still keeping a bed in there as an option but making
it into sofa one for comfort.
After removing all the things Jennifer didn't take with her
which seemed an awful lot, we painted it 'WHITE'!
The room has never been all white before and it's
very bright so I hope over the holidays with all the
office type stuff that gets moved in there it will
gather some colour.
Stewart made the wonderful shelves!
I am so lucky!
I hope now I can get even more organised!
The thing is we didn't just stop here,
when you decorate one room the others shout,
so we ended up painting the office, hall way, bathroom and
living room all in the 5 days.
So so tired now!
but they all look good for Christmas!

Jeanetta Sculpiturio

I put on exhibit @The Gallery my new mixed media sculpture,
'Jeanetta Sculpiturio'.
It is a column 6ft tall and 16' wide.
Inspired by architecture, Venice,
intricate surfaces, jewellery and
Jeanette, one of my students!
Jeanette makes wonderful mixed media textile pieces
such as 'Bolliwood' and 'Leaves'.
She also makes
intricate textile boxes.
Jeanette starts in a similar way to I do, with the inspiration.
Then collects lots of medias together and then compiles
ideas and sections together.
Where we differ and what makes me chuckle is,
Jeanette hates painting and getting messy!
I love paint,inks and getting stuck in with gooeyness!
I will work on this with her as she has expressed
that she wants to make a section of the sculpture
which has painted lace arches on, so we shall see!
See more of her work by clicking on the written label below.

New Gallery Work Space

On Tuesday the 13th it was an Open Day
for my 'Textile Tuesday', sessions @The Gallery,
in it's new workshop area.
It's a lovely bright modern and inspirational space.
I welcomed everyone and showed them round
and then they could make one of the origami stars
if they could stay or I gave them a star as a Christmas gift.
As you can see by the picture above everyone was happy.
My new Sculpture 'Jeanetta Sculpitori' went on exhibit.
See the origami stars
To see how to make the Christmas Origami Stars
visit my tech site