Isn't this a perfect title leading into October??? Via NY Public Library
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."
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
This year I will be teaching 4 MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CLASSES at the event!
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!