Friday, June 10, 2011

From Fabrics Scraps

Tomorrow I am going to meet a lady who I have been wanting to meet for a long time. Cowslip Workshops has long been a sewing sanctuary of mine, I have been going there for about 11 years now, and this weekend I am going to attend a course run by the wonderful Julie Arkell!


So today I have been sorting out fabric scraps, ribbons and buttons, ready to take. It's hard to know what to take and what to leave behind!

They started out like this





but after ironing them I got to sorting them into piles and then they ended up like this












So here is my basket, all packed and ready to go






I shall be back to let you know what I made!

p.s If you can, come to the Cowslip Workshops tomorrow as Jo is having a charity sale and tea party. I will have a stall there. Lizzie and Linda will also be there with their wonderful French textiles. Pin It

16 comments:

sew obsessed said...

I have stash envy, your neat and folder fabrics look gorgeous.
If you don't mind me asking is Cowslip workshop in Devon near Launceston, if it is, it's been on my to visit list for ages!
Have a great day.

dots and spots said...

Lucky you - so jealous - love Julie Arkell - have fun!

sew obsessed said...

Thank you Donna.
I must now go, though I'm dragging OH and three young kids to the Contemporary Craft at Bovey Tracey on Sunday and it looks like a day of rain, I hope they will forgive me!!!
Maybe next weekend I trip to Cowslips!

lemonade kitty said...

OMG I'm more excited than you are!!! I'd love to go on a course and make fabulous things, can't wait to see what you make, Lucey x

Nattie said...

Sounds fantastic, can't wait to see what you create, what lovely neat piles you ended up with! have a fab time...
Nattie x

sew obsessed said...

Oh that's not fair, I'm at work tomorrow, does she have these fairs often? Can I pull a sickie!!

two bones and a bagle said...

Hope you have a super day I have been on two courses held by Julie at the studio of Hope and Elvis - they were fabulous. Enjoy.

Grumpy Old Woman said...

Oooooh - so excited for you Donna! Hope you have a fab time - I'm sure you will.
Looking forward to hearing all about it....
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vintagerockchick said...

Oooh lucky you on two counts - (1) for doing a course with Julie Arkell, and (2) for having all that great fabric! Have a wonderful time!

Jelly Jam said...

Lucky you - have fun!
Ellie
x

hensteeth said...

Looking forward to seeing what you make and hearing all about it. x

Sally said...

Have a wonderful day! I did a brilliant workshop with Julie at Hope & Elvis earlier this year, we made suffolk puff brooches and a tick-tock watch. You have some gorgeous fabrics, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Clare said...

Me...jealous?...yep! have a wonderful time Donna cant wait to see the pics you take!

sarah said...

very jealous, and can't wait to see what you made, photo 5 is the kind of fabric i am looking for! speak soon xx

home made gorgeous said...

Wow, this is pure fabric heaven - that must have been a very enjoyable job ironing them all and putting them in matching piles like that! Hope that your day went well it sounds fabulous..Sarah x

Fleur de Boheme said...

You will love Julie - and the workshop! I had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband when she attended the opening of an exhibition hosted by a friend of mine here in Denmark, and she is one of the loveliest and most charismatic people I know! She actually bought a vintage dress of me, so say hello from Kirsten in Denmark who sold her the "Frau Dress" ;-) !