Saturday, November 20, 2010

Techniques on tags

This is the tag that we made yesterday morning in class when 10 ladies turned up to play. Loads of lovely Ranger techniques - a mini Ranger U. I started off by showing them quite a few techniques on three tags and then when they were familiar with wrinkling, ironing (nuff said there!!!)...batik-ing, spritzing and flicking and distressing edges I showed them how to put them altogether in one tag. Jean proudly showing her finished tag... Jean, Karen, Bea, Jane, Lorraine, Christine and Pat... Jane, Karen, Lin, Bea and Jean using the Big Shot to die cut their flowers... Lin, Mu, Margaret and Pat hard at work...Right I am off to bed now - lie in tomorrow Yay!!!

Bye for now


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What a "Friendly" weekend we all had!!

Friday morning started off what was to be a manic but excellent weekend.

Margaret showing her finished black and white album

I had invited the lovely and talented Queen of Friendly Plastic Liz Welch to come and teach some classes at the shop so once the normal Friday morning class was over and lunch was done I headed off to Alicante airport to collect Liz. There were two days of work/fun with four separate classes - oooze and aaahs, beads, button bonanza and patchwork play.

Interspersed with photos of people and their work are Liz's wonderful and inspiring pieces of work - as usual Blogger is not allowing me to load in the places I want or to move them!!! so mixed up or not here are...

...Jane's pieces and Liz's gorgeous mask

On Saturday it was class as usual for the youngsters and I let them join in the "Friendly" fun.

Blaithin's pieces (she is 11 years old) and Jonas with his necklaces for his Mum
Becky modelling her necklace...
Liz's fabulous bag

...listening to Liz explain... not sure whose hands these are...

and then on Monday morning Liz and I had a play date with some grungeboard, Distress inks and a Big Shot machine.

This is Colin with Liz just before I took her to the airport for her flight home. Mutual appreciation going on here - Colin, Liz and both dogs. Liz also fell in love with Colin's massage chair.

The high winds on the airport run made me later than expected getting back to the Monday class and so in my absence Inga very kindly stepped in and helped the littlies make their albums .... after which I drove home and promptly fell asleep watching Masterchef Australia - huge joke that as everybody know I don't do cooking!!! but I do love watching this programme.

Liz e-mailed me to say she had arrived home safely and so thanks Liz for a fantastic few days. Please come back again - everyone loved you.

Bye for now


Friday, November 5, 2010

busy, busy, busy....

This is the weekend that Liz Welch is coming and getting everything ready has made my life very hectic this last week or two. Liz is doing four different classes using Friendly Plastic and I am really looking forward to them as she is such a master (or should it be mistress!!!) of it. To see her work go to Rarelizzie's blog. You will be amazed at the gorgeous things she can make with a 7 inch piece of plastic.
Well gotta go, lots still to do plus my usual Friday morning class to teach so
Bye for now