I am off to the CASTLE today, to take John McRae's 'French Sedan Chair' Class! So why the image above? It is called 'A Lady Descending from a Sedan Chair' and is a study drawn for the painting 'The Porteous Mob' by James Drummond, in 1855. Isn't she lovely? Drawing Link , painted scene here.
Tomorrow I hope to show you my completed chair, till then you must imagine what it will look like...
I did it! The six tutorials that I presented at last weeks Tinsel and Treasures Show have now been made into PDF's and are ready to purchase in My ETSY Shop! For ease and convenience I have added the Etsy Mini-shop to my sidebar. Just press on one of the tutorial images and it will take you right there!
These first six are all 'small' projects, as opposed to my larger 'classroom' projects. Each takes about an hour to complete. The PDF's have been formatted to fit American standard letter size paper, as well as Universal A4 size paper. Each tutorial comes with detailed instructions with lots of photos, and beautiful patterns and images.
I can't wait to hear what you all think of them!!!
Has it really been an entire week since my last post! Please forgive my absence. It seems as if so much has happened and yet so little in this time. My beloved computer finally died for the last time, she had been resurrected twice before, but chose this week to find her grave. Her hard-drive, filled with ALL my photos, links and important information lies quietly in her shell, waiting to be transfered somewhere safe. Now I am sitting at husbands desk using his laptop, fumbling with my fingers - as the keyboard acts so differently and seems so sensitive compared to my old gal. And then TypePad decided on tuesday to launch there 'New and Improved' site. I have no doubt that it will be wonderful and much easier to use, but getting to that point takes time, energy and a bit of hair-pulling frustration...
Following my success at last weekends show, I have been madly trying to get all my Tutorials ready for sale online as PDF's! Like the precious little gems in glass domes, seen below, they wait patiently for my word, to be sent out to the world and present themselves. I have so many ideas in the works right now, sometimes I can barely see myself coming and going... As my Father often says, "Its that dreaded 'P' word, you need it but you don't always like it - Patience."
So my dearest readers, I ask you to hold on, as I am. This too shall pass, and we will move forward together.
What a day we had yesterday! The Wedding Chair Class at the CASTLE was quite a hit! Six lovely women, friends all, joined me in creating one of a kind French Style Wedding Chairs. TRULY GLORIOUS little chairs were fashioned of a gold mine of Dresden, that the CASTLE is known for, hand dyed velvets from my own stash, various gold colored wires, and the ever present Hot Glue Gun! It was such a treat for me to see the chairs take on the personality of the makers! I think we need to change this classes name to 'Golden Fairy Chairs' - Don't you? Enjoy!!!
Last but not least, Amy Dean of San Francisco's Crown and Crumpet, (photo directly above) brought in this wonderful vintage photo of a French Photographers shop window, shown below. Just look at the top shelf in the window, filled with glorious old 'Globe de Mariee', in glass domes! Wow oh Wow! If only we could go back in time...
This year I will be teaching 4 MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CLASSES at the event!
Each project is one hour long, costs $20 and all supplies are included. Seats are limited and only four sessions are available, two Halloween and two holiday. To reserve your seat at a project table, select the Paypal button below the project photo. All payments are secure and are made to Ulla. You will see Ullam@earthlink.net on your statement. We will notify you by email to confirm reservation.
For my Far away friends I will be offering PDF kits that you can print out yourself for each of these featured classes. More Information coming soon!
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN FUN - CANDY BOX
10:00 am $20.00 per person
This wonderful little cone-box has a 'Mask Vendor' ornament on front. And just for fun, I've created 3 interchangeable masks that she can wear!
There are still a couple of spaces left for this Thursdays French Wedding Chair Class to be held at the CASTLE! Nancy of Fete et Fleur did a delightful post about our day playing with this theme HERE! Today I have been gathering lovely hand-dyed velvet's and charmeuse's to use for our chairs - I hope they will inspire!
I am off to the CASTLE in a few minutes, but wanted to share with you, something that touched my heart this morning. Lesley of The Bower recently wrote a truly lovely post, which you can read HERE. It speaks of Mothers, Daughters, Fleeting Time and Enchantment.
This truly delightful paper collage is from Poland, and was created in the early 1930's. It shows a bridal couple and bridesmaid. Researching the folk costume reveals that it is from Warsaw. How wonderful that the artist used photos for the faces, along with printed papers for the clothing. I adore the flowers around the couple as much as the costumes.