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Monday, January 30, 2012

Jacoba.............

Jacoba and her daughter Debbie come to my Saturday crazy class. As I have said many times before, one of the perks of teaching crazy is that I get to meet the loveliest people - Jocaba is one of them..................
She was very productive last year making FIVE crazy boxes for each of her granddaughters.
This post is picture heavy - but enjoy Jacoba's beautiful work.............
























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Jenny

Monday, January 23, 2012

I've got to be crazy...............

So, I have to go through piles of fabric............

............ containers full of thread.............


................ silk ribbon...................


...............not to mention the buttons, beads and sequins............



.............the end result - one tiny 6" square!!!!!!





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Jenny

Friday, January 20, 2012

Buttons..........

A few button details from that "dreaded" pink crazy that I just can't seem to get finished........




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Jenny

Monday, January 16, 2012

Homework for Debbie

Debbie, sorry about the quality of the photo - the fabric looked very puckered - I tried with the flash off...... I have used this as a seam treatment but you need to fill that space - as we discussed in the class.

I started with the button cluster - then added the feather stitches + ribbon work + pearl beads.

Have fun!
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Jenny

Spiders, spiders everywhere..............

I went through the photos of the girls who come to my crazy classes and found somre more spiders........

Lyneley..

Elaine - although she insists that I made this one.....


Elaine..............pretty..


Debbie......heart shaped body.....


Must be Cheryl's spider - what with all the beads!!!


To be honest I don't know who this belongs to....


Gwen's little spider..........


Cheryl again.......


Valerie........


No spider here just Pam's beautiful web............



Last but not least - Lorriane's tiny spider...




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jenny

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spiders...................

Firstly, let me say, that I really, really, REALLY need to dust the screen door on the patio - its a wonder this poor spider could walk - what with all the dust he collected along the way.............!!!


We get quite a few spiders in our house - some very big ones - but we never kill them - my husband carefully catches them and releases them back into the bush.



I much prefer "crazy" spiders .............



.............. a big button spider......



This huge spider was the first one I embroidered back in the day when I was a beginner - it's still one of my favourites...........



I cheat sometimes and use a charm..........



...............webs are always good to do.............



............... a small one..............



........another "cheat" one - still quite effective I think.............



I will go through the photos of the girls in my class and find some more spiders.................


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Jenny

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Looking forward to seeing you all....................

My classes start next week - and I am looking forward to seeing you all................. I have a few new projects lined up for this year - you know, "instant gratification" ones????
I will be starting them in February - so in the the meantime lets get our unfinished work done.....................That's rich coming from me, I am the teacher and I still have not completed our "9" stitch dictionary" blocks.................

.....................I don't know what it is about this project - to be honest I think it is the colours ............



I moved away from the colour palette I like to work in - hmmmmmm, yes, I think that's what it is.


But, I will get it done!!!!!!!

See you next week girls..............

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