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Monday, April 25, 2016

Ailsa' bag

Ailsa worked on this project at the Patchwork Angel after completing my workshops at Caboolture.


Palestrina stich, free form flowers and padded stab stitch buds


My favourite stitch - feather - lovely detail Ailsa.


Butterflies!


Up close - couched stab stitch - lazy daisy, and beaded forget-me-knots.
(all these stitches are found in either of my books
Thank you Ailsa for sharing - I a so looking forward to seeing your other project completed.
Jenny C
xxx

Friday, April 15, 2016

Classes and Pinterest

I bake for my classes at the Patchwork Angel - this week I tried a new recipe - lime and passionfruit syrup cakes - they were a hit.


I don't often go on to Pinterest, but when I did a few weeks ago I noticed that a lot of photos from my blog have been pinned. As you know by now, I started this blog as a teaching tool to share my students work between the many classes I teach every month.
So that means, not all the work showcased here is my own.
I water mark my work with "Jennifer Clouston" and my students work with "sewsocrazy" as I do not want to get credit for work that is not mine.
I have come up with a better solution. I will still watermark the photos with "sewsocrazy" (as this is the source of the photos) AND I will add the name of the "artist" who did all the work. I feel much happier about it all now.
 
One of my BFF comes to my classes. Deb C does such beautiful work.
Last year I taught the basics of Brazilian embroidery.

Deb's gorgeous flower collection..................


...................her work is meticulous ...........


..................Deb never rushes her projects....................


she stays "in the moment" and completes one project before she moves onto a new one.


She transformed her embroidery into a sew machine cover - Glorious!
 Thanks for sharing your work Deb C
See you soon.
XX

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crazy quilting classes

Some of my students know how to relax.....................


Jacoba's work..........


Cute chevrons...........


I love all this...................


Jacoba has been making use of my second book = "Foolproof Crazyquilt Projects"


Pistil stitch flower in progress....................


Debbie's take on a few seam treatments from my second book.


Lovely work................


Glorious beading................


Curved lines..................


Ricrac and beads - too pretty.

Thanks for sharing Debbie and Jacoba.
See you soon.
XX

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A very specail wedding and a gorgeous pincushion

After a very busy few weeks week preparing for my son's wedding in Canberra and then the wedding itself, I am home and, hopefully, back on track.
I was in charge of making a few things for the wedding - one being the seating plan display.
A vintage table cloth, a few doilies etc and voila!


I absolutely loved making the prayer flags.


It was a very beautiful wedding and Chloe made a stunning bride. My son is one happy man.


The setting was gorgeous too - so quintessentially Australian.


Ok, back to reality for me. I have not posted on my blog in ages so I have a lot of photos to show.

I taught the basics of Brazilian embroidery last year and, in typical Elaine fashion, she created something full of colour and vibrancy.


 A neutral linen as the back ground fabric...............


........glorious colours.....................


..............soo much texture..................


Elaine enjoyed learning some new stitches..............


.................LOVE it!.........................

 
Thanks for sharing Elaine.
See you soon.
jenny
xxxxx

Monday, March 14, 2016

Linda A's crazy

Linda belongs to the friendly "Fat Quarters" in Maleny.
She did the workshops with me about two years ago.
However, she has joined my workshops at Maleny Magic and after weddings and life getting in her way, she is now assembling her "little blocks of goodness "...


Linda's background fabrics are rich and traditional................. perfect to showcase all her gorgeous embroidery.


Like Linda, her work is neat and precise!!


Yet, she still creates movement and lots of texture........


Lots of detail and fascinating stitch combinations to discover...........


Little ants meandering along - I am sure they are on their way to check out her pointed beaded petals.................


Gorgeous button clusters, bees and feather stitch.


Ladybugs, buttons etc etc etc - so interesting, don't you think?


A spider and beaded daisy chain.

 
I must be very honest, I feel so privileged to teach crazy quilting to so many wonderful women.
Thank you, Linda, for allowing me to share your gorgeous work.
Jenny
 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Crazy quilting at Maleny Magic

I have been kept pretty busy making wedding stuff for the upcoming nuptials (hence the lack of posts) - I am so excited - My son and Chloe are getting married in early April.

I did notice that C&T Publishers reposted by post on my new book here.

Di has signed on for more classes at Maleny Magic to complete her crazy hexagons.


They are all so great.


The embroidery is beautifully neat and the hexies lie so flat.


Di has used a combination of my beginners class stitches, seam treatments from "Foolproof Crazy Quilting" and her own ideas.


Lovely feather stitch and chain stitch treatments.


Buttons and beaded feather.


Seaweed and dragonflies.


Feather stitch with buttons


Sequins and silk ribbon roses.


I am looking so forward t seeing the next lot of hexies.


Both Judith and Linda had their completed work to show us.  Photos to follow on the next blog.

 
See you soon.
Jenny
XX