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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bullion roses and up and down blanket stitch...

On Tuesday I taught the girls bullions and up and down blanket stitch......

 Most had never done a bullion so I was most impressed when they produced very good bullion roses - not easy to do ..............
 Lee heard all the commotion so came to check what was happening - Deb was most impressed with her bullion rose................
 Cheryl had been busy with this dragonfly.................
 And Debbie spent most of her day on this beaded beauty .............
 Sue put her newly learned up and down blanket to good use...........
 She is making ANOTHER crazy bag......... black and ivory this time.............
 Nice button cluster..................
 Silk ribbon roses....................
See you all next month - I will have a few more new stitches for you to learn.
XXXX
Jenny

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sandra's back!!!

Sandra started a new crazy project this year - she wanted to stay with the black, red and white colour scheme...........

 So for a while she contained herself...............

............... but then she could not hold it in anymore - so out came some colour!!!

 I am surprised she lasted that long!!!

 Cute fabrics............

 Eleanor is coming to the end of her project too - it is looking quite beautiful - so elegant.........

 Gail is taking to crazy like duck to water ............ very creative........but then, that's Gail ....

XXX
Jenny

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A little bit of this and that................

The crazy girls at the Patchwork Angel have been busy...........
Debbie's Christmas stocking.................

Valerie's trinket box - oh my gosh - her colours!!


Sorry, about this sideways photograph of Valerie's rose and heart............


Bettye's ricrac seam treatment..............


Gail completed and put her bag together...........


....................the other side of the bag...............


Sandra not only had crazy to show us - she also created this crazy crochet bag..........


Sandra has been travelling overseas and bought the Saturday girls a gift................. this shoe bag..


....................crammed full of crazy "stuff"


Thanks Sandra and welcome back. The class was very quiet without you!!!

XXXX

Jenny

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Transporting crazy stuff!!!

With 30 girls in the Crazy Club, it's always so interesting to see the different methods of transporting and storing crazy stuff.
Some, like me, don't mind working in a bit of a mess. This is June's "work station".

Bettye, on the other hand, likes things neat and tidy and in their place!!!


Beads, beads and more beads..............


Deb's jars of buttons............


Bettye's threads - oh my hat - so tidy!!!


Storage for sequins, buttons, trims etc.........



June has this delightful "old" tiered basket ...............


...............works well..................


.....................hmmmm, you and I are very similar June, stuff everywhere!!!!


XXX

Jenny

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lovely Marie.......................

The last Tuesday of the month is a big day for me - two classes - but it's always so good to see the girls and the work they produce.
Debbie, Gwen and Marie.................

Marie has been working on a white on white crazy.................


.................Marie is a collector of beautiful things............... beads...........


.............buttons.......................



....................she is very generous with her stash too....................



.................creative.......................


................lace and trims.......................


...................Marie normally works is rich, vibrant colours.......................



.......................so this may have been quite a change for her..................


..................I knew we had to create texture on her work - so I had to dig deep to come up with many beading and embellishing ideas...............


........................this herringbone detail - so simple, yet so effective..................



It didn't take long for Marie to feel the need to go back to her colours and extensive collection of amazing fabrics..............


I hope that she does get to complete her white on white work.

XXX

Jenny