Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New studio, lots of new things

I can finally let everyone know, I have a new studio space that I am working from. It's very exciting and I love being there every time. There really is not enough hours in the day.

So, let me tell you about it.
 Firstly, the great big idea came from my very good, and longest time friend, Jen, from A Piece of Cloth. It is a veritable emporium of beautifully curated vintage and antique textiles that she personally ventures into the wide and wild blue yonder to find and bring back to our fair shores. Fabulous.
Secondly, it is so spacious there was enough room for me. Great.
And, thirdly, and most fantastically, it is situated in historical Fyansford, in the old, and heritage listed paper mill. It is so interesting and crumbly and beautiful!!!
We have opening hours, so you can come and visit.
11 am-3 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday .
Jen or I, or both of us, will be there at these times.

So let me show you what I have ready for my next market at Apollo Bay. The Bay and Beyond Market , It's this weekend!
So I've made some new Fox toys, 4 in fact, I wish I had more time, but you know, I do what I can. 

Hand embroidered faces

Vintage patchwork and natural linen

I've got some new necklaces, more simple, and maybe a bit more comfortable to wear in the warmer months, they've been fun to make.

 Plus, I had a great time at a workshop I did a couple of months ago on Croation beading. It was so good, and really approachable, not at all the meticulous activity I thought it would be, and that's something coming from me...Ms Meticulous. So these are a new thing for me. Shaped heavily beaded  pieces to be worn as a neck piece. I just love shiny things, and this certainly scratches that itch I try to suppress often.

And here is one that I'm in the middle of doing, as I said, there are not enough hours in a day.

I love these deep window sills...mmm, bluestone.


Frankie and Ray said...

Totally smitten! :)

rachel said...

Jo, thanks. When you have recovered from the impending weekend, and you're up for the drive, you are very invited! : )