Some of our first projects.
Here is a peak at some of the nice things our little craft group have been working on. Some of them are really only first editions so there may be a variety of versions to come.
Janie's lovely lamps
I thought I'd start with these little table lamps made by Janie. Jane is playing with familiar shapes and is working with a ‘free’ machine sewing style to create a sketched- over appearance to her designs.
Joe-Marie's beautiful bags and other soft furnishings.
This is a cute collection of birdie coasters with matching trivet.
And another set of coasters with matching trivet. This time they bear appliqué inspired by ancient Japanese tea pot designs. Each of Joe's coasters and trivets are made using natural linen and machine appliqué.
Joe is also a print media artist and makes many of her own designs which she then screen prints onto the fabrics herself. Joe has been looking at the effect of Japanese calligraphic mark making to develop some of her recent designs. This throw cushion is one of her first using this technique.
Joe's beautiful bags really a treat. They are seemingly simple but have lots of delicate and subtle detailing. They are made with a combination of linen and Japanese fabrics.
Blue flower shoulder bag.
Ribbons and roses bag.
Pleated evening purse.
This is a sample of my Ladies' tool roll.
They all started because I tend to be the handy person about my house. My husband had the idea to keep all my tools in the one place and that it could be made into something thats' really nice to use. We thought it might be something other handy women would find useful and enjoy too.
The tool roll has a heavy duty thick cotton exterior. It is lined on the inside with coloured fabric which is sealed from any tool mess by a clear flexible plastic layer.
Nicky's happy Chair
This is one of Nicky's second life chairs which she has redecorated. She reupholsters beautiful retro furniture with fun fabrics and brightens them up with colourful paints.
She is transforming chairs into cheerful and inviting objects which can bring cheer and light into an interior space. Nicky’s chairs recharge your energy levels and set a happy tone in any room.
A Pocket cushion.
Nicky is also making these lovely sofa cushions which are uniquely designed to look like they have a pretty pocket flap. This one uses a grainy dark blue Japanese fabric with tiny white polka dots.
Thank you for stopping bye. As you can see we have all been quite busy!
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