Monday, February 09, 2009

Where I have been

Hia all, haven't been hiding! Just busy busy! This little lot have kept me busy. Remember I decided to make smaller hearts to sell in school to the kids, well i have made over 80 in the last week. Here are some of the custom made orders I have done in the box, and generic out of the box. I have made about £70 so far and have about another £30-40's worth of orders left to fill by the end of the week! That is way more than I expected, it means I wil be able to get a significant amount of replacement bobbin cases and feet, and the rest can go for needles and scissors!
Don't forget my bigger ones are for sale in my folksy shop - link is in the side bar to the right.
On Sunday my Mum, Ellie and I set off through the snow to here....
The National Botanic gardens. It is a fab place with the singe span greenhouse and a great hot house, not to menton fab food, and only a £5 in in the winter time, free for children, good ha! Well although the plants were lovely I went for a more purposeful reason. I had heard that Val Hunts work was on show. So I HAD to go! Seeing her work up close was a revelation. They are beautiful in books but the skill of making is just amazing. Here are some examples, I hope Val doesn't mind, no copy right infringment is meant.
I love this don't you, such an amazing shape, and all from drink cans and foil take away containers.
It is only when you try to work with this metal that you totally get how amazing her work is. i tried a simple bit of weaving and man that was hard enough. I embossed and sanded the metal, which gave a great texture.
The next thing here is for the week 2 challenge over on my group Textile challenges. Marie is leading us in some fun and self exploritory challenges. In this weeks we had 20 minutes to find somehing not from your usual stash and make an ATC from it. I used and embossed can off cut and used it text side up. I stitched into velvet and beaded too. It was fun and I did complete it in the 20 minutes allotted.
Sunday turned into one of these days.......
We had a lovely weekend and I am going to hold on to this sort of positive when I am feeling poo! My hormones are getting the grip of me of late and that coupled with finding the work hard going isn't helping. But Val Hunt helped, even if it was by inspiring me to know I can do it, if she can produce exquisit work, so can I with time, with patience. Thanks for al your comments of late and I haven't forgetten about the postcards I am going to gift to 2 of the people who were so kind when I was LOST! So there were 18 comment on that post and I am going to pick 5 as this is how old my daughter is, and 8 as I am born in august...... right to see who the winners are.......
Gennie and Susan D
Send me your snail mail girls, my email should be in my profile.
Thanks again to everyone who commented. I do REALLY appreciate it.















7 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! I can't believe you've made so many hearts! Well done. The muffins look delish!

Susan D said...

Well done with all the hearts.

woohoo 8 is my lucky number! I'll email my snail mail address asap

jackie said...

I could just eat one of those now - I'm trying to cut down on chocolate though.

Alis said...

yay! so glad your hearts have done well. Worth all the work.

Looks like you had a great day out and the cakes look yummy.
Can you send one over the water please ;0)

Sandy said...

That's a lot of hearts-nice that they sold. It sounds like a nice trip you had to see the show.

Jackie said...

Its so good when an exhibition inspires you. And great work with th e hearts.

Laura said...

What a lovely way to earn extra cash. We don't really do valentine's day in this household (DH cannot be accused of being the romantic type) but those hearts make me want to get one too!!