Thursday, September 13, 2007

Proof i am still sewing.....

This is to prove i am still sewing and creating .....
even though the posts of late, haven't included much reference to this.

notice all the threads and scraps? ..must get the broom out!

I have been taking lots of step by step shots of new things we have been making and have had the camera permanently in my hand.. this shot just appeared in my view finder and reminded me of a many similar blog shots I've seen. These are my 'pretty' sandals.. the only ones really as my usual footwear attire is more suited to walking and gardening.

Unfortunately i can't show you what i am doing as it's a secret...

I haven't wanted to say till now, as it is all a little unreal, but Alice and I are writing a book. Still won't believe it till it's published. Deadlines are getting close... with our first photo shoot next week! arghhh! Actually i am really looking forward to it and am loving the opportunity of creating new projects for this book with Alice. This is what we really love doing best.... the challenge of designing, the collaboration of ideas and the joy of creating. The book is already written in synopsis form and all the projects it shall include were agreed earlier in the year. Last week we submitted the first two completed projects with all the 'blurb' and step by steps. The publishers create a BLAD (book , layout and design) from this with cover shots and contents page and use this to discuss and fine tune the final layout and design of the book. It is hard work but very exciting and we feel so lucky to be given this opportunity.

Life in the studio still continues and we are also working on some commissions.

Some cushions adapted from our 'Tree of Life' Cushion,

Some specially commissioned Angel dolls as Holy Communion gifts and a made to order Advent. (yes it is coming around again..).

So life is very full , but also very creative, which is what makes me happy!

Have a great weekend.


this is my patch said...

I love the style of your craft projects, I do wish I was a dab hand with a needle and thread or a sewing machine, but it is not to be as I have just not got the patience or the skill. I have got the creativity as I need to have for my job, and I guess I use it out in the garden too, which is something! Good luck with the book project, I am sure there are many crafters out there eager to see it published. Don't work too hard. Louise x

French Knots said...

What exciting news! It must be wonderful to put together and see how the process works. Hope the deadlines are not too stressful, when will it be out?

alice c said...

Congratulations on the book - what fun to see all your lovely projects. I hope that you enjoy every bit of the process of creating the book together.

I'm liking those sandals!

carolyn said...

Many congratulations on the book, what a rewarding project to be involved in.

Gigibird said...

Congratulations with the book:)
September is the month to get things going - I hate August.
Alice C is right those sandals look very interesting:)

Wild Rose said...

Hi Ginny

Nice pedicure! Congratulations and good luck with your book - how exciting.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Marie x

Jane said...

You've had my congratulations on the book deal already - very deserved - you must let us know when it gets to the pre-order stage,

PG said...

Niiiiiiiice cushion. Very nice cushion. :)

willow said...

Hi Ginny,
I have the same sandals!
Congratulations to you and to Alice on the book. Sometime you must tell your secret - how do you manage to look after your family, grow all that great fruit and veg, bake cakes, do loads of sewing and now write a book as well and still have time to have perfect red toes?!

Picture it in Stitches said...

So that's why you're not doing the Country Living Christmas Fair this year !!!! Good luck with it all - I'll be first in the queue ! Sarah x

Victoria May Plum said...

I can't get over how adorable that little dolly is. So beautiful and unlike anything you can get on the high street. Someone is going to be very happy with her, I'm sure.

Hope you had a lovely weekend, and didn't spend too much time sweeping!

Victoria x

tash said...

You have been busy! It's lovely to see the snapshots of works finished and things you're currently working on. I hope your book-writing goes well, it sounds lovely.

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats what wonderful news! Can't wait to see the book and all your new projects too. Love the dolls. Glad I'm not the only one who has only one pair of decent pretty sandals!! Thanks for the birthday wishes
Kim x

Tracy said...

Congrats on the book...that is tremendously exciting! Lots of lovelies here...Happy Day :o)