no really, I think I am!! I was lucky enough to take part in her Make a Scene workshop yesterday at the gorgeous Ray Stitch and was blown away by her and left thoroughly inspired. Myself and Nicki spent a glorious day surrounded by Julie's work and getting hints and tips in brooch making from the lovely lady herself.
I left the workshop with the above. We all made one of Julie's World War II brooches as she calls them in the morning and in the afternoon I decided to make a little girl. The idea evolved as I started making her but I loved this apple print fabric. The idea of apples got me playing a little word game with myself in my head and I spent a while day dreaming about apples. In the end I thought of "an apple for the teacher" which lead me to "teacher's pet." I remembered I had some apple buttons at home and I was keen for her to have a woolly hat (I had even taken some mini pompom makers to the workshop with me!) Once home I worked on her a little more determined to finish her that same day.
Ta dahhhhhhhhh!! Here is my teacher's pet. I love her and have worn her proudly to work today. She has received much admiration from friends and colleagues. I chuckle to myself being a teacher and all!!
My brain is buzzing with ideas I have taken away from the workshop and now all I can think about is making little people and bits to go with them!!
Love love love