March 30, 2014

A Trunk Show

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from five ladies from the Logan Village Community Craft Cottage. It was the first time I had given a "trunk show" since we moved to Queensland 3 years ago.

My projects unfortunately are not stored in anything as beautiful as a "Trunk" - I've resorted to plastic crates for most of them! During the week, I thought I had better take a look in the crates and see what I could show my visitors. It's not very often that I look at all the projects I have made since my first magazine commission in 2005. Even though I've given things away, there is still a huge number of bags, wall-hangings, table runners, stitching accessories and quilts in those crates. 

The ladies were very sweet and made nice comments about the things that I showed them.

What did surprise me was that there was only one project in there that I didn't really like - and it was a fairly recent one in an area that is not my forte.  I think my designs have improved over the last eight years, and I have branched out into a few different areas, but basically I wouldn't change much on any of them!  I found that encouraging!

I enjoyed having the ladies so much, that I am issuing an open invitation! If your craft group lives within  a "cooee" of my home just north of Brisbane, I would love to have you visit!  

Do you remember the fabulous Lightpad that I purchased recently? I decided it needed a cover to protect it:

The latest Handmade magazine Vol 32 No 5 has a project I made with the same fabric range:

The daisies are fusible web appliqued and the embroidery of the petals on top of the fabric has really given the flowers a lift. This design has three parts, the bag, glasses case and the cutest little notebook cover:

Don't forget that my Craftsy Class Giveaway closes next Saturday - this is your opportunity to win a fabulous course of your own choice - photography, cooking, cake decorating, knitting, painting, quilting, sewing etc etc etc. 

If you haven't entered already here is the link to do so:

Till next time, 
Happy stitching!



Paula Marcondes said...

It is wonderful to be able to review our work and think it is good. I have some of this moments and I can understand the feeling! Have a nice week!

Christine M said...

Your new Daisies in the field set is just lovely Val.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I wish I could have been there! blessings, marlene

Createology said...

How lovely to have a private trunk show and share your amazing creations with others. Your work is so beautiful. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Marie Christine said...

Une journée trés sympathique!
Bravo a vous toutes.
Je vous embrasse toutes
Amitiées de France

Anonymous said...

It's always good to reflect on our progress, and also to realize that we *like* our own work! I can't imagine that you could make something I wouldn't like. =) Hmmm, you're almost at a 10 year anniversary!

Hantverkarglädje said...

Så vackra arbeten du visar här. Jag är också intresserad av att sy så det är roligt att finna nya bloggar med sydda alster. Önskar dig en trevlig vecka.