Wednesday, 31 July 2013

It's Vintage, Dahling (Honest)

I was recently blessed not only with the gift of a wonderful friend named Laura, but also with the gift of a wonderful friend named Laura who gives wonderful gifts of BIG BAGS OF VINTAGE FABRIC
Big Bags
Maudella 5443
And as I had previously been blessed with my friend Helen over at Nellys Treasures who recently gave me Maudella vintage pattern 5443 I decided to put these two elements together and came up with this:

Faux Vintage But Also Really Vintage
The brown squiggly one on the left I made for myself and the bluey greeny forresty one I made for Laura as a bon voyage present as soon she will be moving to Qatar to be a teacher. Nooooo!

As for what else I've been up to; I've re-stocked my Etsy shop, am getting mentally prepared for uni (kinda) and today I attended my end of year exhibition for my Level 2 City & Guilds art course:
Yup, that's me
That's my work that I'm pointing the pointy at and also the lacy one above it. Yup! And here it is a bit bigger:
Mr. Steve
This is an acrylic piece which I made based on one of my Lomography pictures. I was really proud of this and even though it's not quite finished yet I think it made a really good end to a challenging year-long course!