Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas Fairy In The Window

We all love the Winter White Snowflake Window for the festive season.
Khrystal The Fairy is sat on her moon inviting customers, angels and 
other fairies into the studio.

I made the Moon out of sheeting, scraps of lace, net curtains, sheer, clothing.
It is heavily embroidered and beaded and sprinkled with sparkle.
More has been added over the weeks in the window.

Khrystal The Fairy was added afterwards and the frothy lace is all in the studio shop window.

Jenn modelled with Khrystal when she visited the studio.

Here are some other Fairies we have had in the studio.

Lisa made this fairy who sat next to the giant cakes on the sofa.
So sedate:))))

Gill Tiara and Wand pretending to be a Fairy!!!!!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Seaside Holiday Window Display

Augusts Seaside and Holiday theme has been well received by 
customers, visitors and window viewers.
The backdrop was a quilt I did many years ago for Uni and has 
plastic which protected the conservatory window panels!
It was the right shade of blue!
Jo's Beach hut cushion hints to her wonderful Exhibition
inside the studio, there are cards and prints available too!
Jellyfish made with victorian glass bowls, celery vases, plastic and 
iridescent thread.
Cheryl made the freeform crochet and Jack made the
paper coral. 
Jill who is a resident artist and tutor in the studio
made the paper boat.
Mr Robin looks on peering inside the 
'Shades of Blue Nest'. 
While the mannequin guys are having fun.

September's window celebrates The Swaffham Food Festival 
and Autumn.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Enchanted Nest For The Window


It's fun every month sorting out the window display and we have
had so much support and encouragement from visitors and passers by.
 We are"making stories"in our window.
They are becoming real Diorama's.
They depict the studio 'Inspiration of the Month'
and evoke the change within the studio with displays
and Exhibitions.

The Enchanted nest was one of three which we have made for the
window to continue the story of our Robin.
it contains a Golden Egg, far to big for a robin!
He had his nest inside a gilded cage.
You had to open the door for him to be able to go in!

Each month a little boy and his Nan look for the
Robin and his nest in the new window display.
This months inspiration is 'The Sea and Holidays'
so, here is the Robin looking into
his nest inside a rather sea worn nest.

A you can see we are having far to much fun making displays:))
I think the nest is a symbol that we are all quite happy in our
new studio home.

Thank you to Ellen for the beautiful photos.

Friday, 20 March 2015

We Have Moved

The Old Art Room has moved onto the Market Place Swaffham.
Number 93, opposite the Buttercross next to 
Green Parrot and Mother Hubbard's Fish and Chip Shop.
A wonderfully newly renovated Georgian Shop 
with a contemporary Art Studio at the back.
Open six days a week for creativity and inspiration.
Follow The Old Art Room on Facebook.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Traditional Cathedral Window Sample

With making the Oriental Window version of 'The Cathedral Window'.
Several have had a try of the traditional version.
I just love the batiks and key fabrics.
See previous Post of Oriental Window 

Baby Quilts

You can tell babies are on their way with these beautiful
quilts being made. 
Lots more baby quilt inspiration on it's way. 
See more by clicking the written label below.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Monday Art Class, Glass, Metal and Spring Flowers

I love starting the week with Art.
!0am until 12.30.
I bring in different items for studying each week so
we can practice techniques and 
then, you can go away and play.
This week Glass, metal and Spring Flowers.
We are still using Oil Pastels at the moment.
Everyone is welcome.

Go Create Children's Club

We great fun on Children's Go Create Art Club.
Making Chinese Dragon Puppets and Circus Tents.
Well Done:))))
Next Month 7th of March. 
Dog Puppet with Floppy moving ears! 
See more of what we have created HERE

Crazy Quilted Fan Wall Hanging

This is another one of Irene's creations.
It is a Crazy Quilted Fan Wall Hanging
for her friend in Canada.
it contains fabrics that have meaning for both of them
and photos of family.
A lovely keepsake.

Train Advent Calendar

Irene is an expert at Advent Calendars and this is another.
Embroidered, sequinned, beaded and glittered
ready to go:)  

Screen Printing Seed Heads and Script

There is so many different ways to use the equipment
 in the studio during sessions.
Pat and Barbara took the opportunity to do 
some screen printing. 

Quilts in the Studio

I just love to see quilts in the studio these were two 
from Adreianne's Quilt Class on a Wednesday.
They are in the finishing stages.
See more quilts by clicking the labels below.

Deluxe Sewing Tidy

One of the sewing patterns this month is '
The Deluxe Sewing Tidy'
Many have made the single one but this has a pocket for 
scissors and sewing extras.
See more of the Textile Classes HERE