Monday, 10 June 2013

A weekend with Jessie Chorley

Just a quick post to share with you the fabulous weekend
I've just spent at Hope & Elvis with the very talented

Here is a glimpse of some of her work ...

tiny stitching and gorgeous embellishments... 

using found fabrics and buttons to create stories...


and pages of loveliness.

I want to live in her work!

We started on Saturday with creating a journal 
from an old book.
Jessie sells these in her shop on Columbia Road in London.

We were given lots of ideas and inspiration before we started.

I had started a journal on last years workshop
so I decided to add to it rather than start another one.

We all got a little 'stamp crazy'!

Dresses, hearts and clocks...

with added ribbons...

I also made a page of patchwork hexagons.
These were from Sarah Moore Vintage

We had such fun just playing...

and creating...

I plan to make a 'princess and the pea' collection 
of mattresses for this bed.

We shared our stories and work at the end of the day.

Day two was all about using stitching to create a piece.
I used this gorgeous antique baby top to sew
this lovely quote I found in a quilt book.
I still have bits to add yet though.

The only other piece of work I managed to snap a picture of was
by the wonderful Mrs Bertimus

Now there is the most marvellous story to accompany this
piece if you click on the link above 
(as she tells it much better than me!)

It was so fantastic to spend the weekend with such a lovely 
bunch of ladies.
There were lots of laughs and some heartfelt stories
told through the things we created.

A great big thank you to Jessie and Louise for organizing 
such an wonderful day .

Thanks for calling by.
Love and hugs


  1. It was a perfect weekend wasn't it, and your wirework bed is thing of beauty! Lovely to stitch with you again!
    Sal x

  2. You are so talented Miss Daisy, can't wait to see the finished bed. Thanks for your lovely company, I'm coming for the weekend next year, Lucey xx

  3. What a lovely post!
    Thanks for showing my glove, we had such a fab time indeed!

  4. Oh how wonderful Daisy, i was booked into one of these workshops with Jessie back in March but was poorly and couldnt i am a wee bit envious, but what a lovely day you had.
    Pixie x

  5. Gorgeous work! Can't believe I missed this workshop :(

    Bee happy x

  6. Wow the work is beautiful, it really inspires me to create a journal xx

  7. OMG I love this lady and am so happy you shared all these wonderful glimpses of the craft party. Sorry I missed it. Thanks for following me on Pinterest.
    Blessings ;-)

  8. this post is so full of gorgeousness. hello, my name is Jane George and I am a UK based artist. I wanted to let you know your wonderful work and your site here features on my ART-STOPPING SUNDAY post today here thank you for your magic. xx

  9. Great blog .thanks for sharing so much to see. I will be checking in again from bodkincreates.

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  11. Dear Daisy;
    I have just come back to my blog after being gone for 18 months trying to reinvent my life and straighten out my "issues" and I do hope you will be back soon too as I love what you post about. I am an artist who adores painting but my second love was always textiles and yarn! I love to see what artists are doing with textiles these days and your blog is just filled with the kinds of photos I look for and admire for hours! I hope you can find the time to blog again and I will wait patiently for that day! Always....Tina xo