Sunday, 14 February 2010

Love is in the Air

We had a Young Embroiderers meeting yesterday and the girls were making little books... a handstitched variation of my Little Bonded Books. I made a sample with a Valentine theme to give them some inspiration.

Not that they needed me to inspire them... look at all the wonderful covers they made. There was actually a lot more variation in colour than this but I took the photos with my phone, which I've never attempted before and it seems to have made everything the same colour!

All the girls and all the helpers managed to make a little book to take home for Valentine's Day.

I hope you are having a lovely February 14th!

22 comments:

  1. How schmaltzy! How will you tackle easter fried eggs then?

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  2. Oh, lucky and clever little girls! I'm afraid we resorted to Hotel Chocolat :-)

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  3. Now there's a challenge re the Easter fried eggs....... :O))))))

    How lucky those pupils are to have you. Lovely work, both you and they should be very proud of it.

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  4. The books look lovely - makes me wish (just a little bit) that I was still helping with the Young Embroiderers!

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  5. What lovely little books your young embroiderers made - embroidery is obviously in safe hands for the future. Love your egg on toast - now did you make it for him, or did he make it for you?

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  6. How lovely .I recently taught my Granddaughter 15 ,to embroider now shes hooked isnt that good ? yummy eggy ..love Jan xx

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  7. Those books are gorgeous! And I love your valentine's egg - so romantic ;o) Lucy xxx

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  8. Such clever girls! The books are lovely. Cute egg too:o)

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  9. I wish we lived closer (or you nearer) I know Pr C-W and her mates would love to do one of these.

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  10. A talented bunch of YE's. They have created some wonderful books.

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  11. Lovely work, hope you had a nice day, we've eaten a lot of Valentines choccy, any excuse !!
    twiggy x

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  12. Oh, lots to love in this Valentine's Day post.

    Since I learned to enjoy all sorts of needle work when I was very young, and have continued to explore all sorts of textile avenues ever since, it's grand to know that girls are still enjoying this introduction. I bet that you inform your young embroiderers about all the beautiful embroidery traditions that this globe of ours holds.

    And then quick hop over to the breakfast room. Just love that fried heart. (No cholestorol, as long as it's heart-shaped, right? I am now supposed to only have one egg per week. Crazy? Yes. I make it a fried one.)

    xo

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  13. Those lasses have done a wonderful job on those little books - at first when I peeped at the pictures I thought they were grown-up work! I especially like the floral one.

    What an amazing coincidence that your egg fell into that shape in the pan!!

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  14. Beautiful vintage books Gina. And the heart shaped egg looks delicous!

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  15. I was so pleased to see the notebook and just had to squeel aloud "I have one of those".

    They look gorgeous and such fab attempts. They're a very talented bunch of young creatives!

    I love the heartshaped egg too! x

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  16. Hi Gina - thanks for popping over to see me and for your comment, you talk a lot of sense! Love what you are doing here - I did my embroidered textiles degree 20 years ago in Manchester :-)

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  17. i bet they had the most fantastic time - what they have made is lovely.

    x

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  18. Lovely work,definately artists of the future. You don't have a min heart shaped frying pan from Tescos do you? We tried ours and by the timewe made the third fried egg I think we had it sorted out. Hope you had a great day.
    xx

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  19. What fantastic books, you will have to see the giant one I am working on with the children of WSM.

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  20. What talented youngsters you had there.

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  21. Lovely books, nice colours and ornaments, obviously created with love!
    I have some "discoveries" on my blog similar to your Valentine Egg!:)

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  22. Wow those books are lovely and hope you had a good valentine's day too. Bye the Bye the socks from your previous blog are out of this world - they will keep your toes warm.

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