My new exhibition at the Dochas Gallery in Lochgilphead opened last night. At one point I really didn't think I was going to get them all finished but managed it by the skin of my teeth!
After a little over 3 hours of taping frames, at 10pm on Friday night all the shades were still flat! So, I pulled an all nighter and managed to get all but 6 finished. At 10 am I sent Mr B to drop off all the shades at the gallery and went to sleep for an hour. When he came back I went to collect the lamp posts and shelves then went to the gallery to set up. Once I was happy with the way it looked I headed back home, finished the last half dozen got changed chivied Mr B out the door, and was very grateful for that first glass of wine!
Now I have to tidy up the chaos that I have created just about everywhere ... the kitchen, my studio and the Studio Barn, the house has generally been neglected as Mr B hasn't been able to do very much, and I need to 'mend' the vacuum cleaner, which probably just means finding the blockage in the tube...
Work starts for the Handmade Fair on Tuesday!
Easter weekend dawned bright and blue and sunny and I was out with the Homestyle Argyll girls at the Tayvallich Inn with our first pop-up shop.
There was no missing us underneath Catherine's bright purple gazebo! I do enjoy displaying our wares together, although our work is very different individually, we are able to create a harmonious collectionnn.
I have recently started to make cards to tke to an event in May, and thought I would put them out this weekend as a trial run...
Small, slightly abstract landscape images, painted on fabric with some stitched detailling, then mounted onto 100% recycled paper cardstock. I have made a conscious decision not to buy plastic cellophane bags (even compostable ones) but printed a small paper wrapper to keep card and envelope together.
Some more debut pieces, a seasidey muscles and scallops appliqued lantern & a printed and painted spring snowdrops one.
Tomorrow it's back to lamp & lampshade making for my exhibition which starts next week.
And I have already started counting down to the Kirsty Allsopp Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire in May!
Fabric hoarder & sewing stuff accumulator; Tea drinker & cake eater; Artist; & Carer; Teacher of things made with needles ...