Sunday, 20 April 2014

I'm almost there

I'm almost there with my bits & pieces for The Wedding but first a couple of pics from the workshop I gave a couple of weeks ago.

 Beautiful pieces from 6 lovely ladies from experienced to absolute beginners. I was delighted with my students work.

To justify making myself a Cuff for the Wedding I made these, above & below for the studio

The start of my fascinator - I got as far as temporarily attaching 3 peacock feathers & 3 organza flowers & trying it on but the feathers were very wobbly as opposed to floaty. I've been reading Claire Muir, very helpful article in workshop on the web, can't remember which year.

to justify the above I made a notebook cover, yet to have pages added, for the studio

 the color of the fabric is somewhere between the front, above & back, below - not sure what happened to the white background ;)

To justify the Bag I've made for The Wedding I made a purse but the color was appalling so I'll leave that for another day, along with the blurred pic of the Wedding Earring.

So, below are 3 pics of MY cuff, i love it.

& here is The Bag, my very first one about 8" x 4", simple design.

 cord for the strap

  Bag open



Here's a question for you. My original idea was to have it look like the pic below, (they're just placed on)but maybe it's better plain, well it's not plain but it seems to speak for its self. What do you think?

too much?


Judys Lace Creations said...

Last photo comment "Too much?"
Answer..Never!! Hehe.I have just found your blog and love your work. I'm a new follower. Love those cuffs, and love your colour choices.

ju-north said...

I love the additions to your bag! Sounds like you are having fun!

Heloise said...

Well, I think maybe the stars or the feather. Prefer it with additions I think.

Happy Easter.

Jill said...

Definitely the flowers and maybe the feather - go for it. You can have them all for the wedding and take them off after if you want.

Julie said...

I agree with Heloise and like the bag with the stars only but it probably looks different in real life. You will look wonderful whatever! xx

Erica said...

Bit hard to tell from a photo but I think the feather may be a step too far - thinking texture not quite right. Absolutely love the cuff(s). You will look gorgeous. Are we going to see photos of you on the day? Please?

Suztats said...

Seems like there's been a lot of justification going! And lots of pretty eye candy, too! Love your cuff. For myself, i would probably leave the bag without any extra ornamentation, but that's me. It's stunning! What feels right to you?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work Emma. I am not usuaally a fan of more, but the bag is spectacular with all the bling you want to give it.....xox

Carmina said...

I love everything you do Emma. You do wonderful things and I love your style ... that looks like mine. I like both bags, each has its own personality. In fact, you can say it as the artist wanted!

Fibre frenzi said...

Fabulous. I prefer just the stars !

Robin Mac said...

These all look gorgeous Emma, the colours are all ones I love. I agree with the others, put as much bling on the bag as you like for the wedding, you can always take it off later. Hopefully we will see photos of you all at the wedding? Cheers

suziqu's thread works said...

It's great to be visiting here again Emma. Those cuffs are all lovely, particuarly the one you created to wear for the wedding. I too love the cover on the book and especially the bag.
To me it would be unfinished without the peacock feather and the flowers.
Just gorgeous!
x Suzy

Maggi said...

You must have been so proud of your students - you obviously really inspired them. Love the cuffs and the bag is gorgeous. Definitely keep the flowers and the feather for the wedding. You can always take them off if you want something with less bling afterwards.

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Emma your little bag is so beautifully made and so are your students work, love the machine embroidery on all the things.

Linda Vincent said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the students work.... you must have been so proud.
I especially like your cuff with the frill; so very beautiful. Look forward to seeing it in place ;-)

As for the fabulous bag...I agree with some of the!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous work with your students - I love the fact that with the same input, every person will produce something different. The cuffs et al are stunning and my vote is for the bag with the starry flowers on it. :o) said...

Hello Emma, Gilli here - but you're looking forward to the wedding big time - and I wish your son more luck than mine had. Anyway - I love your bag, especially the flowers and if you kept the feather, personally I would 'knock it back' a bit with a covering of chiffon. That would help protect it too.

Catharina Maria said...

what a wonderful art work .
love ♥RINI♥