At the end of last month I was very lucky to get a coveted place on the Julie Arkell stitchy day up at Louise's studio.
There were less than 20 of us there on the day, but over 150 people applied to go - such is the draw of the wonderful Ms Arkell. To say I was in awe of her is an understatement, but she is super nice and friendly - and if she ends up on Instagram, it's all down to me!!!!!
We started off by making wooly war brooches. This is mine - I don't know if you can see, but it says Happy on it, because that is how I always feel when I go to H&E. I always seem to end up sitting with the naughty, giddy people though - Louise must think I'm such a rogue!
In the afternoon we were able to make our own Julie Arkell inspired thingy. I chose to make a watch, using one of Louise's own vintage watch straps that she had recently acquired. I don't think it is finished yet, for I believe it needs more adding to it - when I have a mo that is!
|Julie 'admiring' my watch!|
|I finished stitching it at 2:50 pm|
I hope I can meet her again for some more making!