Monday 31 March 2014

More fame!

There have been a few articles in the local press about my exhibition, it's been most exciting! Here's one a friend just spotted. This magazine gets posted all over Lancaster, it claims 20000 copies- my article is briefly mentioned on the front cover too!

Monday 31st March

Over the weekend I went shopping for bridesmaid fabric, so started on those today! (Not the bride but still secret!)  But found time for a few more rows of reflective scales, as well as some emailing, as I'm looking for other venues for the exhibition. Also shown here is a sail from a boat (the big pink thing) which is one of a few sails or pieces of sails donated by my sister and a friend who work in the outdoors. I'm chopping out a few feathers a day, as preparation for some future watery masterpiece!

Saturday 29 March 2014

Reflective arrangements

Just started to have a go at arranging these pieces. Also bought bridesmaid fabrics yesterday! :-)

Thursday 27 March 2014

Workshop preparation

Today I've put together the underneath layer of the dress that I shall be covering in my exhibition workshop a week on Saturday. All of the base fabric in the skirt will be entirely covered in other pieces (hopefully!) by the end of the day, and some decoration will be added to the bodice too!

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Wednesday 26th

Well it's been a week or two since I've published posts regularly, so I think it's time to get to work again! Since I can't reveal any wedding dress pictures I've dug out some more unfinished bits and pieces to chip away at to keep things interesting on here!
I've found a combination that i think will be fun together- a fluorescent yellow corset and some reflective scales. I feel a peculiar hi-viz creation coming on!

A couple of exhibition shots

Here are a couple of panoramic shots from the exhibition. Unfortunately I don't have any new sewing to show at the moment as I've been doing some top secret wedding dress work for my sister! I am doing a workshop at the exhibition next week though so soon I shall have some sneaky previews of what form that shall take...

Friday 21 March 2014

New laminate floor!

A friend who is redecorating let me have his old laminate floor, which two further friends helped me to install this evening! The surface underneath is a little uneven so it may not last forever, but it's good for now at least. Woohoo! It doesn't cover the whole room sadly, so we put some screws into the end row of panels to stop them all from slipping out. There was even a brief outing for the angle grinder to remove some annoying bolts. Now I'm all ready to make wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses without the risk of fabric going on the stone floor.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Famous at last!

Well, not quite, but page 56 of the Lancaster guardian is a start!

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Something a little different!

I'm making some flags for a friend's holiday kids club, it was nice to get my paint out and sit in the sun! It's something I've not had a go at for a while.

Tuesday 11 March 2014


The postcards are here! They shall be available to buy from the exhibition.

Monday 10 March 2014

Setting up the exhibition

A few inside the gallery. It wasn't fully set up by this point but gives an idea! My sister took some more later on so I will try and upload those soon.

Website Alert!

Here's my new address! It's exhibitiion set up day!!!!!

Saturday 8 March 2014

Website in Progress!

Website in Progress!

I've been spending much time on this the last few days. It's not quite finished, and it will need a proper domain name adding to it, but for now it may be found here...

White Dress Photoshoot

Some Pictures from a photoshoot on Friday. We went up Hampsfell to the limestone pavement, near Grange over Sands.It was a beautiful sunny day, but a little too windy at times, my hair was all over the place! I thought since it's a wedding dress it would be fun to make a mini bouquet to go with the outfit, and I'm pleased with how it works in the pictures.

Wednesday 5 March 2014


Been doing photo printing and such today, but had time to make a little veil thing to go with the white dress!

Tuesday 4 March 2014

New poster

Today featuring "touch this and not the costumes" samples, a net hem and a new poster.

Monday 3 March 2014

A week until exhibition opens!

The last couple of rows of scales complete, sleeves added and under dress mostly cobbled together from an old unfinished dress. Just a few details to add and it will be ready for photos.

Sunday 2 March 2014


A few more rows! Nearly finished, then requires finishing off around the neckline and sleeves. A long slinky dress shall be worn under it- I have one lined up which I started a few years ago and never finished, but now it's moment to be completed has arrived!