Friday, 11 July 2008

A virtual tour

I've finally finished hiding junk in cupboards and drawers and stuffing stuff under the beds and I'm just about ready for Open Studios in the morning. This is the fourth year I've participated in Cambridge Open Studios and I'm a lot more relaxed about it than the first time - we completed repainted the hall two weeks before opening then! Only certain parts of the house are open but it's still a little nerve wracking knowing that total strangers will be wandering around. Mostly people are very kind and polite but occasionally someone will forget that they are in our home - like the lady who complained about the lighting! The biggest job was getting my studio relatively tidy - there is so much junk in the room and I seem to work in a permanent mess. This is after the clear up... at least you can see the floor!

But there are still lots of bags and boxes under the tables!


I've got the orange dress on display in the hall.

Plenty of pictures hanging in the hallway




And in the dining room



Baskets of sock creatures waiting to find new homes


And some brooches and other bits and bobs for sale.
(Those left over will go in my very neglected etsy shop)


Of course what I didn't need to be doing today was making vast quantities of tirimisu for our Embroiderers Guild Summer Supper Party this evening. But I hadn't really thought that one through!


All I need now are visitors in the morning!

16 comments:

  1. Good luck Gina - it looks fab!!!

    I've had people commemt that my studio looks too tidy for an artist!

    Let's hope the sun shines - maybe you'll get a fly-past of 'Flying Legends' from Duxford Air Show too!

    Best wishes
    Celia

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  2. It all looks very inviting,I'd be there like a shot if I wasn't 200 miles away. I would love to e-mail you to ask about logistics, but don't have your address. Its something I've thought about but worry worry worry..insurance, h&s, tidying up, theft, ......(Don't let me put you off)

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  3. Has Stewart been tidied away as well? I am worried he may stand too close to the sock people and get sold as a novelty item; then where would you be? (on your own with those spiders for a start!)

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  4. I hope the weekend is going well Gina. Everything looks very attractive and tempting! I would love to be there to see it all but I'm sure you will have a great time. Good luck!!

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  5. It looks fantastic Gina!!! I hope the weekend is going really well - I just wish you were closer so the Locket-Brigade could invade you too!!! LOVE the colour on your dining room walls by the way and your pictures, monsters and brooches all look fantastic. Don't forget to let us know how it went.

    Lucy xxx

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  6. I was going to say 'Good luck and I hope it goes really well and that you sell loads and loads' but then I got rather distracted by that deeeeelicious tiramisu ........can I have it? please? please?

    xxxxx

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  7. Hope it's gone well for you today. You're so brave opening your house up. as Jackie say's "I'd be there like a shot" and would love to come browse around your art work. all the best

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  8. Am peddling furiously and the dynamo is charging - we should be there by about teatime. Tomorrow.

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  9. It all looks wonderful Gina - good luck with it. (As for the woman complaining about the lighting ... I'd have been tempted to give her a slap! :-O )

    I wish I lived nearer - I'd be there with knobs on.

    x

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  10. wow, look at your home studio!
    I hope it went well for you? and that you didn't have many more rude people complaining about the light.

    Do you make them take their shoes off at the door?

    Monda
    x

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  11. And now I'm kicking myself for not making it :-( It all looks wonderful, Gina - just as we would expect!

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  12. It all looks great, I hope lots of people visited!

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  13. ooooh...looks wonderful...hope you had a great weekend and no-one was rude (or you got to chuck them out if they were!)

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  14. wow it all looks brilliant, fantastic display. hope it all went well - how could it not!

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  15. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog....this looks great, you have so much stuff made for the open studio, how did it go?

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  16. Your work looks amazing. I hope you had a great day.
    Love the sock people.

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