Monday, 14 November 2011

This one time at craft camp...

Annie pieced and cut and shopped for fabric (she NEEDED it alright!)...


and made this...


and these...


Lara made herself lots of lovely shirts by Simplicity and Style Arc - and Kathryn, Rachel and I tried them on then attempted to sneak them into our own bags...

She also made nighties, skirts and a kaftan as well as half a jacket! 


Tanya made a gorgeous hat from Nikki's book and is close to completing a dress to match it...
She also became the apprentice interfacing nerd - and can now tell you what/where and how when it comes to interfacing!!


We all created general mess, madness and chaos...

We danced to daggy 80's songs, we sang loudly karaoke style, we walked, we ran, we ate too much chocolate, we drank too much wine (is there really such a thing...) and we chatted and laughed, a lot.


Kathryn made a gorgeous 'garden party' dress as well as several other tops and a skirt...



Rachel made this very sweet View B version of the Jump Rope dress...

and some shorts for her daughter and worked on some other shorts for her boys.


Megan 'hooked' her way through the weekend and did lots and lots of work on this amazing blanket...


Yep - it has three-dimensional flowers on it...


but the most amazing feat of all is that.... Nikki completed this ENTIRE quilt!! Including free-motion-quilting hearts all over it!
And the more incredible thing is this is her first ever quilt.


and what about me...

Well I completed (among a few other things) this Colette Jasmine blouse, which was a dream to sew.
Then I pulled a silly face while Lara took a photo...


but this photo Lara took kind of sums it all up for me...
talking while sewing and enjoying the company of seven fabulous ladies.


Thanks girls - as always I had a ball and can't wait til next time.

17 comments:

Lizzie said...

Wow sounds like a great weekend and how productive were you all...?
Oh yes, I love the pincushion.. :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Leah said...

Looks like a great retreat - and very productive. You're looking so fit!

toadstooldots said...

looks like lots of fun together...
love your wall art at the last pic!

Liam's Mummy said...

You're looking good, Karen :) I must say, I'm a little jealous of your weekend. The top that Lara made looks really good on you too - you should steal it ;)

Nikki said...

Fantastic wrap-up of a fabulous weekend!! xxn

thornberry said...

Yes - it was WONDERFUL.

Cass said...

Looks like a great weekend and I just have to say you look fantastic Karen, I don't really think you need to lose any more weight

Susie said...

Look at you! You look fantastic - and the Jasmine blouse is pretty wonderful too. Well done on both.

The Handmaden said...

What a lot of happy creativity! I'm amazed at the "first quilt in one weekend" lady. Your blouse is lovely :)

Deb said...

Wow, all that in one weekend. You were all so productive ;)

nicole said...

oh my goodness! you girls surely don't muck around! so much productivity happening!
looks like a fabulous weekend!

Michelle said...

What a fantastic weekend! One day I will bustle my way in on one of your Sewjourn retreats. Looks like too much fun was had (and too much is never enough).

Cas said...

That quilt is impressive! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun whilst being so productive. Well done :)

Annie said...

Can you believe I LEFT a couple of quilts there!!! Great time and great company - thanks all

quilary said...

What a great weekend - fun and productive!

ARTwendy ... said...

great stuff .... I'm not astounded by the productivity ... I knew you & Lara would get your skates on ... its the knowing how much talking must have been going on at the same time ... how on earth you concentrate with that much hilarity I don't know ... I'd get nothing done!! Awesome & thanks as usual for sharing! Love your work ... & yours too Lara!!

ARTwendy ... said...

oh & are you wearing one of Polly Pratt's Wendy dresses???