Monday, 19 July 2010

All sorts of lovely things......

Heidi at Snow Drop Cottage sent me my beautiful Leonora





                                                                                      
                                      Making buttons with my Aim Higher Student Group


I have found and joined a small printing workshop


                                                                 Making my own journals


I must start my blog with a huge thank you to  Vicki for my lovely knitted nest (I hope you like the felted bird I have made to nest in her) please look at Vicki's blog it is so inspirational xxxx
I also want  to thank Heidi at Snowdrop Cottage( her lovely blog) she is running on the 25th July in a Race for life for her friend Julie, I  won the lovely Leonora in a prize draw. I so admire Heidi for making this commitment, how fabulous is she.... (there is still time to donate)  good luck Heidi xxxx


I also have taught a two day work shop with 14....... 15yr olds, we bought lots of tee shirts and the girls had great fun customizing them with screen printing and foiling, transfer printing,  and the next day embroidery and patch-working and the biggest hit of all was thebadge making, they made so many badges you could hear them clattering a mile away..ha ha ..
these are the button badges I made....


At work I have been moved to technician for just the sewing and art work shops, and thought I would really miss printing and was so sad about it...... but I have been really lucky so lucky!! and at  home I have found and joined a small print group of old college friends, so I can screen print anytime I want now and won't loose my skills, which is so fabulous I can barely breath with excitement...... so I have made some napkins and place mats and can't wait to get going on with other scrummy ideas.
I have also been making myself some 'Journals' they take ages to prepare but have a really nice feel to them I have been decorating them with my art work  and will have a few for sale soon with my printed work. I have also finished work and have a whole summer off...can't hardly believe it.
Hope your all enjoying the sun when we see it
Big Hugs Lynn xxxxx

31 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hope you have a wonderful relaxing and creative Summer. I love, love, love those badges and your printed work - beautiful x

A Time to Dance said...

Well lets make a date for coffee then...or a cool cold drink...I love the nest its wonderful lucky you and I am delighted that work has 'worked out' for you lots of love...H

heidi said...

Leonora looks like she has made herself at home,thanks for mentioning my race for life. xx

Bending Birches said...

how lovely....all of your images flow so nicely together...I esp. love the knitted gift you received:)

made-and-found said...

Wow.Al sorts of lovely .lovely things.Your print workshop sounds really inspirational and I love the badges. Im on holiday from school and it's so great to have some breathing space.Enjoy,Much love Anne x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Leonora looks like Edward in pearls!!

Primchick said...

So nice to see a post from you, with lovely inspirational goodies you've been bizy making...
Have a nice summer off work
Marion :o)

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Lynn...so many beautiful treasures!!! I absolutely love Vicki's nests and own one myself ~ they are magical....and the bird you made to sit inside is just perfect for it! I just love the precious bear too...your blog is a sweet oasis ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Jema♥Kitsch said...

Really lovely things..!

The teddybear is SO sweet!!!

: )

Hugs, Jenny

Primchick said...

Sending positive rays of sunshine to you.... :oD

The French Bear said...

Lovely prizes and gifts, I love Vicki's nests and I have wanted one forever!!! Lucky you! The felted bird is adorable!!! I am sure the girls had a smashing time making t-shirts.... fun!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Beach House Living said...

I like your screen printing creations.

Chrissie said...

I love how excited you are about the printing! and the badges are smashing.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Lynn,
Wow....you have been busy. I'm sure that it is so rewarding, working with 14/15 year olds and lovely that you have found the print workshop. It is so important to keep your hand in, isn't it ?
So sorry that I have been absent lately ..... I have been staying with my sister whilst our husbands went off to Le Mans for the Le Man's Classic. I am trying to catch up with my commenting and failing miserably !! I hope to be back on track soon. XXXX

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Lynne!
Lucky you, a whole summer off!
Lots of time to chill and create.

Have a sunshine filled time!

Sandie xx

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

LYNN, AS USUAL, YOUR POST BRINGS ENORMOUS PLEASURE. IT IS SO REFRESHING TO SEE YOUR UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL ART WORK. I DO SO LOVE IT ALL!
I HOPE THAT ONE DAY I CAN OWN A PIECE OF YOU ART WHEN IT IS OFFERED FOR SALE. I WILL JUST HAVE TO REMAIN WATCHFUL FOR YOUR POSTS!
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER. HUGS!

vicki said...

Oh Lynn - I have been so busy at work - I did not even know until just now that my little nest had been made "famous"! What a delightful little bird you made to sit there - just love it! Your treasures are all lovely as is the wonderful commitment your friend has made for a cure for her friend. Perhaps that is the greatest gift of all.

Thanks for sharing your treasures and for the beautiful photo of the nest. I have a long list of 50 to make - so I am off to get started!

Hugs,
Vicki

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

All your little treasures are delightful and I'm sure with the whole Summer off you'll be creating plenty more...
Enjoy each day, for Summer is with us for only a fleeting moment...
Susan x

Annie said...

Your excitement in contagious, Lynn. I'm thrilled for you and the joy you find in the new assignment at work. But best of all, the group you have found - you can have your cake and eat it to.

Oh, this is so funny. The verification word is retiredr. I can live with the extra r tagged on at the end. It is so appropo for the life I live now.

The Tin Rabbit said...

That bird and nest is wonderful! I love your beautiful blog!

Solange said...

oh, wish you a great, warm and relaxing summer, enjoy it!!
am enjoying your images and nice stories.

Solange

layers said...

Yes you do have some lovely things here-- I would love to do some printing myself as I love the look.

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

those journals are lovely

Shirl said...

It seems like ages since I came by to say hello. Looks like you are having a wonderful summer: your badges are great.

Blessings, Shirl xxx

beauty comma said...

hi lynn,
thank you so much for your nice comment! hope you'll be back =)
it looks like you're making all sorts of wonderful stuff - you should open an etsy shop if you haven't already?
have a lovely weekend!
t,

Livs Lyst said...

Leonora was just lovely!!!! Lucky you ;O)

Liv

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I too can hear how excited you are to have found a printing group, enjoy enjoy! Your whole blog and all your work is delightful, now if only the weather would cheer-up.

meandering pearl said...

its all magical & lovely!!! your blog is filled with beauty!!!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi,
Your blog is one of those I have been "lurking" on for awhile. Your photography is beautiful, and your subject matter is inspiring! I just started my blog and Etsy shop a few weeks ago and would love for you to visit my blog (someday it may be as beautiful as yours). Remember . . . I'm just starting out, Sincerely, Linda
http://houseofbeautifuldogs.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

i love all these lovely things , is there a website xxxx

Lena Ytreland, Norway said...

What a wonderful blog!!! Could You please tell me how to make those beautifull buttons? Be blessed:-)