Archive for July, 2010
Although I haven’t blogged in quite a while here, I have been busy creating, so this will be my monthly round up.
Our monthly meetings from the Creative Arts Group are blogged here.
Here is a picture of the felted berets Claudia and I made at the July meeting (more pics on the blog)
I have also been busy sewing.
Most of the materials for this tunic dress came from Joy’s Warehouse, a discount fabric shop in Geelong:
I am going to make more from this pattern. The pair I have made were from stretch black denim purchased from Tessuti and have white topstitching.
Last Monday we had a fantastic workshop at the Guild with Lisa Walton doing ‘Creative Bead Embroidery’. Lisa was a great tutor and it was my idea of heaven to spend a whole day stitching beads. Thanks for all the great techniques and your wonderful patience Lisa!!
This is my piece in progress. Firstly a top shot and then side on to show the wonderful three dimensional beading techniques:
Finally, some pieces from The Melbourne Craft and Quilt fair on the weekend where I spent all morning in The Felt Studio of Wendy Bailye creating a nuno felted scarf on paj silk and felted silk lily brooch:
And my purchases: a ball of sock wool (Claudia and I may fight over this pair of socks), some gorgeous beads and Swarovski crystals for a necklace, a reversible wrap around skirt pattern and a kit for beaded elves for Claudia to make and give her friends:
After dithering about and fluctuating between feeling guilty as a mother because it is on in the school holidays and REALLY wanting to do Mary Crehan’s workshop at the Geelong Fibre Arts I have finally made the decision and enrolled. I will have time to organise some places for Claudia to stay and son number 1 is now more independent having got his licence. I have also signed up for Glenys’ ‘Artist Notebook Project’ which will be a great way for me to focus on journaling my inspirations for future and present projects. Go to the link to sign up.