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It was my son Brady's surprise 30th party last night .his girlfriend organised everyone to dress as computer characters ...Brady thought he was coming to meet Ellie for a quiet meal but as he walked up the stairs of the pub we all started cheering ....he was really overwhelmed ...he then had to change into the costume of his favourite Computer character ...Hei Hatchi.....I wasn't dressed up in case you wondered (I look as if I'm in fancy dress a lot of the time anyhow )as I was a busy costume maker all week for all my other kids ....well grown up ones anyhow.....xx Brady wondering 'what the.....????'
You'll have to scroll to the bottom for EGGciting news ... in the meantime here are a couple of holiday walks we have had ......the first lot are a visit to Salisbury and to Old Sarum Visit to Winnall Moors Winchester Now the EGGciting news .......I have been chosen to take part in the Enliven Project run by Eastleigh Borough Council along with 9 other textile artists.....I am going to be an artist in residence in a local charity shop(we have been each allocated our VERY OWN charity shop ....my perfect job !!)......we are each making an outfit out of the recycled clothes ...The outfit will be displayed in the window for a month and then there will be a catwalk where the outfits will be showcased to coincide with Eastleigh Festival in July...I am starting a separate blog to record my upcycling journey ....here t'is ArtyMaker Here I am outside with my bag of goodies after rummaging ....errr selecting carefully ...I meant !!.......watch that space to see what I'm going to do with them...xx
Perfect .........Been away for a week took our little Welsh caravan (carafan in welsh ).....we found this great site Abermarlais right in the middle of Red Kite country.....We explored woods and climbed Welsh mountains(well we drove up the mountains !)...and saw loads of Red Kites and Buzzards and sheep .....my Wonderful Wales......hope you enjoy the photos and they give you just a taste of my homeland ....xx View from our doorway .......you couldn't ask for a more perfect setting ... An idyllic campsite .....only us in the whole place .... If you look carefully and are very quiet you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of that elusive Welsh sprite who lives in tree trunks .... We visited Llandovery (Welsh: Llanymddyfri)This is a photo of a 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan it was unveiled in 2001 on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. He had led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndŵr's forces. King Henry lost patience with him, exposed the charade and had him half hanged, disemboweled in front of his own eyes, beheaded and quartered - the quarters salted and dispatched to other Welsh towns for public display.
The statue won a national competition to choose a suitable design, the winner being that of Toby and Gideon Petersen, funding was from the National Lottery and the Arts Council of Wales.
Jim did climb up higher than us ...... Jim taking a picture of Ruby taking a picture of me in Carmarthen.... Daz helping me to pack up my stuff ... Have to take my sewing machine on holiday too .....
Brady's birthday on Tuesday ....his 30th but we won't be here to celebrate it so we went out for a meal this evening instead ........I made him a mini journal with lots of references to his computer games ...he is just about to finish a degree course on Computer Animation and Graphics ....Happy Birthday Brady I am very proud of you ...xx
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
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Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....