Gill W is a wizzo with the camera taking very arty photographs, so she was given the job of creative director. I was chief cook and bottle washer providing sustenance in the form of tea, sandwiches, home-made corned beef pie and for afters strawberries and blueberries with creme fraiche - not all at once you understand. A bowl of sweeties to be nibbled throughout the proceedings (and boy did they do that - not a fruit gum left in sight!) finished off the catering for the day! Gill P was quietly sewing her lovely wall hangings and supervising props usage with Gill W. Trugs, baskets, trays, curtains and cushions were all utilised . Interior and exterior shots were taken - no stone unturned in the quest for the perfect image. We are all so creatively different, to marry our work together proved difficult, oh and did I mention it had to be Christmas orientated! Anyway we did eventually come up with a composition we were happy with. We decided a simple photograph of one piece of work each worked the best, but here are a few Gill created using a lot of our work together.....
Heart shaped baskets provided a nice backdrop for this simpler shot.....
Yes, apologies that is Santa Claus making a very early appearance!
Gill kindly took some photographs of my work and let me take some with her super duper camera.
A wrist cuff nestling in the curtains
and another ....
and now for something completely different, the mending part...........
I was lucky enough to find a tatty old bag full of gorgeous cards of mending yarns, there were over fifty - someone must have had a lot of socks to darn!
I wonder who used that needle in the card on the right?
I love the description on this one - lisle hose sounds so romantic!
a few lovely smoke cats-eye mother of pearl buttons from my local flea market
and last but not least, an image of some buttons to be used on a garment I am working on for Betty, I have hand painted dye onto a few of them.
gorgeous linen lingerie buttons
Show you them in-situ on a later post! The sun is shining so I am off to have a cup of tea... have a lovely week. Jayne x