Saturday, November 08, 2008

Christine Benson day school

What a lovely day I had today. I went on a course with Christine Benson, and if you ever get the chance GO!!! She is so lovely, one of the most supportive tutors i have ever had I think. I was so chuffed she remembered me from an hour long class at the NEC last year, and was very complimentary about my work. I am not going to give too much away but the course utilised all those precious things we hoard, labels, packaging etc. I decided to use the lovely thank you cards I got from my lovely class last year when they left. Every year I hold on to them re-read them to hold me through har days when kids are mental, but eventually as time moves on I end up throwing them away. I was so glad to make them into just gorgeous reminders of such special children. The first includes a Vogue postcard one gave me as a thank you card, and the word thank you at the bottom, bled unfortunately, but I wil stitch to bring it back.

This one was a thank you card and some bits of writting from a girl called bethan, it reads - Thanks for the advice i did not always want to hear, but sometimes needed to hear. Such a lovely course and I can't wait to get these finished to put in class. Others in the class made some amazing things with such wonderful heirlooms, a mothers glove, a mothers diary page, allsorts of lovelyness! Agreat day -I am enthused about sewing again!

6 comments:

Sandy said...

What a great way to use special things.

Carol said...

Lucky you, I love Christine Bensons work, what a special keepsake you created

Julie said...

I haven't seen Christine Bensons' work before. I shall have to go and do some research. These layers are very intriguing and a wonderful way of keeping memories.

Jackie said...

Its always good to see the courses people go on around the country. Thanksfor showing this.

morningDove said...

your creations are gorgeous and how special from sweet little ones who adore you.

Laura said...

Wow, you sound sooo enthusiastic and on an artistic "high"! Isn't it wonderful when you get inspired by people or events - and it shows in your work!! Enjoy!