Wednesday, 27 June 2012

an invitation: julie arkell workshop and exhibition

Hello dear Pantry Violets! Hope each and every one of you is having a wonderful summer so far (all except our southern hemisphere violets of course - hope you are staying warm and cozy) and that there is great weather and exciting vacation plans still to come! The summer weather is yet to hit Malmö, but we live in hope!

There is a lot going on at Petite Violette over the summer, including some buying trips to France, England and Denmark, lots of work behind the scenes organising a few workshops and, most exciting of all, a Julie Arkell exhibition. Petite Violette is so incredibly lucky to be able to hold a month long solo exhibition of Julie's work, called "Making Up Poems", starting September 29 2012. 

Julie will visit Malmö the weekend before to set up the exhibition and to hold a one day textiles workshop at Petite Violette on Sunday September 23. Exact details are not yet finalised, but you are all welcome! If you've been thinking about a trip to Malmö/Copenhagen, this could be the time to do it!

Once again, hope you are all enjoying your summer, miss you all and think of you often!

making up poems

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Basking in sunshine

A friend recently said that she wanted to show me a piece her mother had drawn and sewn sometime in the 1930/40s. And showed me this.  A gorgeous long legged vixen sunny her self in a little pool under the shade of a willow.  I just loved they way that she also included painted finger and toe nails.  Such  a lovely piece, as usual scrunched in a plastic bag hiding in a box under the bed.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

boxes with birds

 I have finally done some more little 
"Bird Boxes" for Curiosa
 Sometimes I wonder where the ideas flow from
Generally, I just begin and things seem to take root, somehow
Nothing wrong with that, as long as there is a final result.

more BOXES, if you are curious...

Thursday, 7 June 2012

ok, am showing off my youngest son...he's 15 now and has always been our social experiment, and has the least attention in our family, but has miraculously managed to emerge as a brilliant artist....found this painting in his art sketch book.....Nick and I are hoping he will keep us in our retirement!!! Love to you all dear Pantry Violets....xx

Friday, 1 June 2012

Mothers' Day

So, for Mother's Day last week (or two ago now - gosh)
I stitched this little something for my mom.
I still have to make it into the pillow I originally planned,
 but wanted to share the stitched image with you.

I could stitch all day long.

Di, I am envious of your Hen's Teeth Workshop...
What a fantastic group of goodies you have done.

Keep on with the creativity, ladies.
It is important that we not stop treating ourselves 
to that little bit of joy.....right?

click HERE to see the other piece I just finished.