Sunday, 28 February 2010

A weekend with Janet Bolton - "Follow your star"

I wanted to share with you the lovely weekend I have spent on a Janet Bolton workshop at the Hope and Elvis studio run by Louise Presley. Janet gave a great talk on her life and inspiration and gave us lots of tips and advice on how to start to create a piece of our own. This is my journey.
My finished piece and the inspiration behind it.

My inspiration came from this lovely picture in one of my all time favourite books - Seasons at Seven Gates Farm.

From the picture I then chose a colour palette from Louises wonderful stash of fabric.

Then I had to piece together the background and frame.

The 'almost' finished piece. Just a bit of snow to quilt on.

This picture shows a close up of the dress which was made from a very old piece of quilt. A truly fabulous day.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Edna found a hat.

Edna my darling little elephant from The Vintage Magpie has found herself a new Monday best hat.  Do you think it suits?

Monday morning.

This morning I managed to catch the sunrise through the bedroom window...and the moon in through the kitchen window.