Saturday, 27 April 2013

Julie Arkell

"TIC-TOC"

It's Julie Arkell time, guaranteed correct time twice a day!


While we were waiting for Julie to arrive at the studio, we rooted through Louise's stash of fabrics,

 bought vintage goodies from the well stocked shop,



 and got to know one another whilst drinking tea.


We were all excited and one of the girls's said "when Julie arrives do we curtsy" haha.


Julie put up all her display's to give us inspiration and idea's for the day's makes.

"Finding the words"



little houses,


lambs,


clocks and watches,


 and bunches of wild flowers,



beautifully displayed on old shirt's and jumper's.



We were all a bit giddy to be doing any sewing, but sew we did  and I decided to make a bunch of the "wild flowers"



these are what I've started on but still haven't finished, we've been off work this week and have been on days out here, there and everywhere, so no time to sew.



A few flowers,



a watch and a rabbit house, still lots of sewing and ideas to carry on with.

Louise and Miss Debs made us a lunch to be proud of and we all nattered the afternoon away but  all too soon it was time to say our goodbyes, I chose a couple of thing's to come home with me.


One of Julie's "tic toc" watches now resides on my arm, set at 20 past twelve, just in time for lunch, 



and "tender" or Miss Rosie, is now nestled, snugly on my jumper.


Thank you Louise, Miss Deb's and Julie and all the lovely girl's that I met, for a truly wonderful day,


can't wait for next year!!



Lucey X

10 comments:

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Oooh I'm a little bit envious - it must be so inspirational to be in the company of this lady. Just looking at her picture makes me feel like scouring flea markets for lace petticoats and getting my sewing machine out!

KC'sCourt! said...

Look like you had the most wonderful day. I would love to go to one of her classes.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What a fantastic day, I'm off to Hope and Elvis' open studios, can't wait! :) x

Mrs Bertimus said...

Oooo your lovely post has brought it all back! Thanks for sharing! x

Thea said...

Wow what a fabby day, it all looks so yummy, I love the flowers
Thea x

Josie-Mary said...

What a great day out! Looks like you had a fab day x

dosierosie said...

Looks like it was great fun and i am very jealous.
Gillx

humphreycumfycushion said...

Looks an amazing day - surrounded by such inspirational goodies, both Julie's and Louise's.

Sally said...

It was a lovely day wasn't it, I love the way you have used the watch face on your flowers, I think I might have a go at making the wild flowers, I wish I'd watched the ragwort now! Hope to see you again soon!

Mrs Bertimus said...

Maybe we should share the bits we watched, I'm like Sally and wished I'd watched the ragworting too! (Oooo spell checker does not like 'ragworting'!)
X