Monday, April 27, 2009

Fun weekend .......

I had a very fun weekend..... lots of creativity. I finished off my WIP from the previous post. I am much happier with this page now. It was a cold and rainy weekend here... perfect to sit and stitch by the fire. This page just need binding off now.

I also finished the stitching/embellishing of two other pages for this fabric book.
One of the best parts of my weekend though was a Vintage journal class I took with Ro Bruhn . Now vintage is not really my thing, but I knew this would not be a problem with Ro. I learnt a new book binding technique (which I love!!!) and I dabbled with my form of vintage.
Classes at Ro's home must be experienced to feel the warmth and welcome you receive from Ro and Steve. Ro is a wonderful tutor and Steve a wonderful host/chef ... I know we've said it before but the food!!! Thank you both for sharing your talents with us. As always, a lovely group of girls in the class to, lovely to catch up with many of them again. See Ro's blog for a slide show and to see the gorgeous journals the other girls made in class.

Three lovely ladies... Dot, Eva and Deb taking a break on Ro's verandah.


Front of my Vintage journal (still a WIP so excuse my unfinished binding).



inside page of journal




another inside page.

Note I havent added any photos in my Journal as yet, the above pages may still not be finished. I'm not sure that my journal will actually have photos.... maybe just some vintage text, papers, poetry, fabric.... time will tell.
I am on a roll with the workshops. Next Saturday my friend Dot and I will be doing a felting workshop with Elizabeth Armstrong....soooo looking forward to that. No doubt some photos next week (or I hope so!)
Take care all .....
Jacky xox





21 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Your fabric book is amazing Jacky! Beautiful colors and detail. Love the journal from Ro's class; happy you had that experience.

Lee said...

Jacky, I love, love, love the colours, papers and techniques you've used in your journal - you have such a wonderful ability to create beautiful pieces of art. I can't wait to see the journal all finished. Lee xx

Sharon said...

Reading about you sitting by the fire stitching makes me wish for winter and I don't even like winter really. Maybe it is just the sitting and stitching. Love all you did this weekend. Another thing, I didn't even know that you are not into vintage.

Dot said...

Hi Jacky

It was lovely to spend time with you at Ro's class. We had fun didn't we? (and messy fun - the best kind).

I loved the pages you created for the journal and the colors you used too. You work so well with red! Thanks for sharing some of that special serviette too(love it).

I agree with you 100% about the warm welcome Ro and her lovely husband Steve provided. Such a beautiful couple and a special home too. I think you put your own special spin on vintage and am glad you enjoyed yourself.

My memory card in my camera is playing up so I lost all the photo's I took on Saturday. Hope you don't mind me using the photo you took of myself, Eva and Eb for my next post?

And your page for our fabric round robin is looking gorgeous. Look forward to seeing all the details very soon!

Very, very excited about our upcoming felting class with Elizabeth - it will be a fun thing to do.

Speak to you soon!

Dot xx

Ro Bruhn said...

It was great to catch up on Saturday Jacky, so glad you could take the class. Another lovely group of students. Your book is looking fabulous, so rich and textured I can't wait to see it finished. I love the blue fabric book too, one of my many favourite colours and subjects.

kelsey said...

Your journal looks wonderful Jackie! Yes, even with the unfinished binding...lol.

I'm sure you girls had a great time with Ro and it was good to see Eva's smiling face again. I warmed to her instantly over the Retreat in March, what a top girl she is!

Leanne Pizio said...

Wow! I love the journal you are working on. Workshops are so amazing. I can't wait to see what you do this weekend too.

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky...did you say "vintage" was not your thing!!! Well it agree's with you girl! Love these pages...:)
Lucky you doing a Ro class...she and Steve are a dynamic duo!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky...did you say "vintage" was not your thing!!! Well it agree's with you girl! Love these pages...:)
Lucky you doing a Ro class...she and Steve are a dynamic duo!

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky - Love that bookbinding especially the stitch marks. Hard to breat stitching by a fire I always think! I've found something for you here that I think you will rather like that is on the Klimt line. Flick me an email with your address an I'll et it off in the next little while for you.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Jacky,
Your journal looks wonderful!!! Love everything about it- and a workshop with Ro-perfect!

Julia said...

Hi JAcky,
Love your latest work...
The oages from your vintage, well...you know I would love them, such beautiful combinations, and the roses, looks like old wallpaper>,,,,yummm...Now I know i missed the best day at Ro's...Looking forward to seeing you sonn...xx

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I have a feeling that I would have such fun living near all of you wonderful Australian creative alive women!!! Thank you, Jacky for my amazing doll! You can visit her on my blog today! You really made my week. Wait until you see the transformations that your lovely quote is bringing to me as well...
Much love and gratitude! Camilla

lynne h said...

whoa, jacky! i love your fabric page and the new pages in your vintage journal! they are so, so tasty -- i could hug them. no, wait, i'll just put them in front of me and gaze at them! they will make me smile a BIG smile... xo

Elizabeth said...

Jacky ! I LOVE your style of Vintage!!!! Your Journal done with Ro (YOU LUCKY GIRL) is going to be fabulous!! i could feel the energy and fun taht you all were having with Ro and Dot all the way here in the states- even though I was sound asleep- Some STRONG CREATIVE ENERGY!!!!!
Your Dolls, as always are just SOOOOs tunning. RO is absolutely thrilled with her gift of course!!! Your talents are amazing!!
Love the fabric Journal that you are working on - the woner will be over the moon with your page!!
Big hugs!
elizabeth

Jeane said...

wow, Jacky!, a fully loaded weekend! love these pages - I always love your colors......

Eva said...

Jackie - it was a great class with a great bunch of girls - yourself amongst them. Hopefully we can do it again at Ro's (different lesson next time though - lol)!

Eva :-)

PS: I like your book with your own 'spin' on vintage!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Jacky your fabric pages are stunning ,I cant wait to create a page for you .
Your Journal pages you made with Ro are stunning too.Sounds like you had a great time .So lovely to hear that you all enjoyed it so much .
Hope you get your parcel soon .
Love from sesga xxx

Sara Lechner said...

thank you for your comment and I love the papers you used in these books, gorgeous!

Linda said...

Oooh Jacky, what a wonderful journal you are making...I absolutely love it!!! Wish we had a Ro Bruhn in England... *sigh*.

Can't wait till your fabric book visits Nottingham!
Hugs
Linda x

Robyn said...

Yummy photos in this post. There's just something about stitching that appeals to me, especially as embellishment. Love the second photograph!