Kits and Cases and Packets, oh my!


This is the last of the iPod/iPhone cases that I am stitching up for the upcoming…


…Two Potters and Friends show in a few weeks. It may seem to many that November 4 is in a land far, far, away called…fall…but I am here to tell you that is upon us!!


And all this stitching and beading takes time. Lots of it. Pleasantly passed, I may add with the help of the lovley…


…Eliott Sisters. Many an evening this autumn Evangeline and Beatice Eliott have kept me company while I stitched and threaded and beaded. If you don't know the Eliott sisters, you should. They are from the most excellent BBC series about two English sisters who begin a dressmaking business in 1920's London. This three season series (available from Netflix) follows the sisters through the creation of their own, House of Eliott, couture fashion establishiment. It has been such a treat and pleasure to have their company. Created by the very prolific and talented Jean Marsh, if you are a fan of Upstairs/Downstairs or Downton Abbey – you will love this series just as much. I adore the fashions and elegance from this era – very inspiring!


But I digress…busy as my fingers have been sewing, they've all also been busy assembling the elements of the journal kits I'll be selling at the Two Potters show…


…as well as a few stitched journals.


All of this on the heels of Journal Fest! There are still a few spots left in both of my classes and others – if you are in the Seattle area, or just dying for a last minute getaway – click over to here to check it out – October 26th to 30th, Port Townsend, Washington.


I just finished putting together my colorful and detailed class packets – it's been so much fun filling them with inspiration. All the rest of my supplies will get boxed up tomorrow and shipped this week! I'm so excited to be in one of my favorite places, teaching something I truly love.


And finally I leave you with this little poster of Adele – not that I condone smoking, and I certainly think that exercise is good for body and soul – but I find her take on things wonderfully refreshing! I love her curvy passion!

I'm also loving this break-up anthem of Adele's – Beautiful imagery – broken crockery, disintegration and a fire burning city – just what every break-up song needs!

More reportage from Journal Fest soon!

4 Responses to Kits and Cases and Packets, oh my!

  1. Kathy says:

    WOW!!! my dearest of dear friends, you have been busy!!! LOVE seeing all the passion of your inner art heart’s creative fruition come to life. Just what my eyes needed to see after a hard day’s outing with my students. You are TRULY amazing!!! Delicious treats for any art lover’s fancy. You start is soaring so brightly. You deserve it ALL!!! Wish I could take those classes with you. Your students will be truly blessed with your innovative style and enthusiasm. All my best to a very successful art show. All my love always and much aloha xxxoooxxx Kathy

  2. Kathy says:

    Oops, I meant your star is soaring brightly. I guess those 10 hour days are catching up with me. I also wanted to say thank you for Adele!!! I have been wanting to know who sang that song forever. Now I know. Love ya, Kathy

  3. Stephanie says:

    Look at EVERYTHING you have here…love LOVE the Lucha Libre

    I’m hoping to get over to Linda’s on Sat or Sun. I have my opening in Denver Fri the 4th.

    It’s all so very inspiring, you journalfest class is going to be fabulous!

  4. Fran – I’m visiting here from Stephanie’s site and I’m wondering whether you’d like to be one of the Fascinating Women profiled on the new website I started with a friend, We try to post a new Fascinating Woman each week. Check out the site and the Fascinating Women articles so far (not many, because the site is only 3 weeks old today) and if you’re interested — or want to suggest someone or both — email me and I’ll tell you how it works.

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