As I mentioned in my last post, today was the day I got to go and do some work experience with the cool clothing up-cyclers; Queenie and Ted. I had such an amazing time and learnt so much! :) They said I could bring something along and that they would teach me how to put some designs chosen by me onto my item.
I had a rummage in my wardrobe prior to today and found this velvet blazer I got a while ago, I did like it and had worn it before but I did think it could do with a bit of a jazz up:
After today with the lovely ladies of Queenie and Ted (Kally and Linda :) my jacket has been totally transformed, look!:
The design I did on the back is inspired by the recent trips with my dad to the garden centres to buy flowers for our garden :)
The bunny fabric was so amazingly sweet- I knew I had to use it. Kally and Linda said they picked it up when they were in Japan showing their work over there :-)
Hehe, I don't think I need to explain why I put the scissors on there! :P
I am sooo happy with it, it looks so much better now, and as I said I learnt so much, so thank you Linda and Kally. Probably the best thing is that they said I can come and do another day (helping them with some of their stuff then, now that I have had some practice :).
Also.... they have a cabinet in their shop where they put accessories that other makers/artisans have made and they said that I could showcase some of my knitted brooches in there. I was extremely excited, having my work in a street shop, next to other makers work :D
Here are all the brooches that are now in their cabinet:
Fingers crossed some of them sell as that means; 1. someone liked my brooch enough to buy it and will wear it around, Yay! and 2. Some money for me and Kally and Linda :)
Can you tell I have had a good day...? Lol, I think you probably can :P
I hope all you people have had a good day as well- you are all so lovely so you definitely deserve it!
I better be off to bed now, so I am all ready to get up and do lots of making tomorrow now I have all new ideas after my day today. I also have lots more ideas for items I want to make for my shop too, including some more bracelets in the style of the 'Love' one I recently put up:
Keep an eye out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchedbyJordan
See you soon,