Tuesday 25 June 2013

Winner of the 'Giveaway'

Thank you, thank you each and everyone for your wonderfully kind complimentary comments.

The winner is... third comment down ***Sari***
Sari if you could kindly email your details to me, I will pop the Brooch in the post to you.
Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by. x

Wednesday 19 June 2013

'Giveaway' time again


I have put myself under a little pressure in booking a stand at 
with less than a fortnight to make stock, the pressure is on.   
It is going to be a very lovely and pretty Fair and I'm really looking forward to being there.  
Please say 'hello' is you come along.
I was interviewed ...or I should say I answered a Q&A, over on 
Adventures and Tea Parties Blog 'Blog Gem' series.
A really super gorgeous Blog ... I am very flattered to have been asked by Jo to participate.
Thank you Jo.
Please pop by if you have a mo.
Regular visitors will perhaps remember that I said I was going to have regular 'Giveaways'...
well, here goes with the next one.
I have a hand stitched, screen printed, very textural Brooch ...
4"/11 cm long.

Doesn't matter where you live, here, there or anywhere...anyone can enter, 
if you fancy winning this Brooch,  just leave a comment here :)
I will use the Random Number Generator thingy again, next Tuesday, 25th June UK time.
thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday 9 June 2013

Wonderful Workshop


I held a hand stitched needlecase workshop at Weston Park, Shropshire yesterday.

 Room set up and ready for my guests to arrive.

We had a superb day, chatting, getting to know one another and of course, stitching.
 Judy and her beautiful daughter Robyn live over in America .. we managed to hold the Workshop whilst they are here holiday in Shropshire.   
Judy has the most exquisite shop in Illinois ...  Soulful Sparrow , such a pleasure to finally meet Judy.

 I can't believe that I didn't take any pictures of the finished needlecases.  
Here are the lovely ladies though, holding up their beautiful makes.
Thank you Judy, Robyn, sweet Sue, Val, Nichola, Jan :), Di, Gay and Johanna...
you were all a delight to be with, on such a lovely day.
I must admit that I was a little distracted at the end of the day, as I was given the most unexpected and fabulous gift.   
My friend Di ... Tinkering by the Sea  worked on this glorious piece all day.  
She had been up until 3am, then had driven a long way to the Workshop.  
I oohed and ahhed all day over this Chateleine that took shape through the day.
 None of the personal touches were added until the end of the day, behind my back.
As the day concluded, she gave this wonderful piece to me, which I found really hard to take in at first.
Just look at the top piece...so sweet and kind.
 a little card box...

 with a 'V' added at the bottom, containing tatting and precious buttons...
 a cabachon, beautiful soldered, with a pic of my long eared Lavinias inside.
 Sayings to make me smile...
 a little needlecase, which is a vintage Whist book, lined with quilt piece, embellished with old stamps...
 This is my favourite saying 'I cannot count my day complete - 'till needle, thread and fabric meet'.
 Love this stamp :: Jubilee Jamboree

 This tin...filled with more precious tiny trinkets.
 I'm a material girl - want to see my fabric collection?

 Beautiful, and each time I look at it, I can't believe that Di went to so much trouble and effort to make me such a perfectly wonderful and apt gift.    Receiving this, finished off a perfect day.
Thanks so much for stopping by x

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Got myself together...yeah...

Dennis is here, screen printed, and worked as a mixed media piece 
8" sq. / 21 cm sq. unframed.
Below a soft cotton brooch, hand painted and embroidered.
I really like making both.

I visited Unit Twelve on Saturday for the P V of
'Worn away'.
I really enjoyed the Exhibition.  
I met up with lots of old friends and had a good chat with the resident artists at Unit Twelve.

Here are a few pics of the Exhib.
Kirsty Elsons wonderful driftwood work.

 Mirjana Smith
 Gizella Warburton
 Katherine Richmond

 Priscilla Jones
 Jennifer Collier
The shades above Jen's work station

I have booked a workshop with Priscilla Jones at Unit Twelve, 
which I am really looking forward to on 6th July.
That's me for now, until next time...  
Thanks very much for stopping by. x

Brass Construction

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Giveaway winner...

just a few photos of new designs, I have created for Brooches.
I am so pleased with them...I call them my 'Homage to Haberdashery' Brooches. 
They are soft cotton, backed with old quilt snippets.

 Hand embroidered miniature flowers and hand painted Bees and Butterflies.

Anyway, I'm sure you are anxious to know who the winner is.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and everyone who left such kind comments on my 'Giveaway' post...what a fabulous response.   This is certainly going to be a regular thing.
Right, so the winner chosen by the Random Number Generator thingy ... 
Donna Drukten 
from Canada.   
Please email ::  hensteethart@gmail.com :: 
and I will pop in the post to you.
Thank you so much everyone, I can't tell you how thrilled I have been with the response to this little purse.
Thank you for stopping by. x