Sunday, 19 July 2015

A new light

Hey there, 

Its's been a while. Just checking in as I am now on summer hols, from my foundation degree, until October. Hopefully there will be more time to blog, especially as I have soon much planned todo over the coming weeks. 

For now I will leave you with a few pics. I have started to edit them, using an editing app I found on my mac. Hence the title 'A new light'. As it really does look like some of the pictures have been taken in a new light after eating.





See you again soon

Janine x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

And the hardwork begins!!

Hey there!! Long time no see.

Just popping into to say, I will hopefully be popping by more often.

I have started my foundation degree in Art and Design and feel that this space, my blog, could be put to some good use.
I would like to use the space to record, analyse and evaluate, my work and my time. 

I realise that I am now going to have to work extremely hard, as I will have to juggle, mommy work, uni work and household work, but am thankful for this opportunity.

Please feel free to follow/come along with me on this journey.

See you soon x

p.s, Any hints and tips will be gratefully received (heaven knows I will need them) :) 


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

More dresses

I have just added a new dress over in my etsy shop.
Why not pop over and take a look, while I start to make some more.




Wednesday, 4 June 2014

I've caught a bug!!

It's grey and miserable in Shropshire at the moment and I have caught a bug!

Luckily for me it is the sewing bug!
Since making my Evi some little dresses, I have been hankering after making one for myself. I decided that since the pattern for Evi's dresses was so easy to follow, that maybe patterns weren't written by the devil and even I could possibly follow one. 

I got out my first season GBSB book and started to follow the Tunic pattern. The first one I made, I had some problems with, but as soon as I got one out of the way they just seem to be flowing now. 

I now have two finished ones and one half done one. 








I have no pictures of the final products yet, but will update soon.

See you later x


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Preparation

Preparation is the main event of this evening and all because of this...

Photo: This Saturday at the Fusion Gallery, Tile Museum, Jackfield. Soak up a bit of culture, browse quality arts and crafts and pick up a bargain. There's even a shepherd's hut on display. I think there's some Tile Workshops happening too.

I am very excited to be a part of the first ever May fair at Fusion @ The Jackfield Tile Museum.

Tonight is all about preparing all my tags and bags and writing everything on to my stock list. 

I have poured myself a large glass of wine and will see you on the other side. Hopefully at the May fair.

See you there x


Monday, 19 May 2014

On my camera

Hey there, I thought I would pop by and show you some pictures from the weekend. We had beautiful weather, it was like being on holiday. Warm and sunny, even in to the later evening.

We had plenty to do this weekend with a family outdoors dinner and a visit to a museum at night and some sewing thrown in for good measure.












 I hope you all had a nice weekend! 
Now it's time to get back to business and finish off my orders.
See you soon x



Thursday, 15 May 2014

Practice is much needed

Hi there, I thought I would pop in and update you about my foray into pattern drafting.
I decided to try and add a peter pan collar to some simple a line dresses I have been making for my daughter. 

After spending days online looking for instructions/tutorials, I came across a couple that really did help. 

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The first site I found was adirondackinspired.com
I found this one very inspirational, if a little hard to follow, not because of the way it has been written, but because I am very new to even the easiest of sewing and dress making. However, this lady does link to another tutorial in this post. 

This one I found much easier to follow, as it was video tutorials. I watched the videos and then did what she did, pausing the video as I went along so that i could keep up.
She also has an etsy shop selling supplies.www.GertielnRoses.etsy.com

Anyway on to how I did.....

I still need lots of practice, but I do feel I might be getting there and my next collar will be better. I will give myself more time and space to do it in. Hopefully then I will have a collar and a dress that I can happily send my little girl out in.

Here are a few pics



  


As you can see, much more practice is needed. but the basics are there, except of course for lining the collar up correctly and it being even : )

Anyway i'm off to get the sewing machine back out and have another go.

See you soon x