Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Another Girls Day Out at Amitie


If you have found my blog by reading the latest issue of Living Creatively., hello and welcome, and thanks for dropping by. Living Creatively have done a wonderful article on Audrey & Maude and how it all came together. You can check it out here.

Louise and I had another day of classes these school holidays at Amitie teaching young girls some basic sewing skills. This time we had a morning class and an afternoon class due to the classes popularity.

This time we taught the girls how to make a simple pin cushion which the girls had to hand stitch. They then let their imagination run wild with ribbons, feathers, and felt and look what they created. I was so proud of all these young girls - they really are so very talented. It really did give me a buzz at the end of the class to watch these girls proudly show their mums what they had achieved.

Of course, one of the highlight of the class is the morning or afternoon tea - cupcakes and pink meringues - always a huge success.

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22 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Your girls have all done such a fantastic job. Clearly a product of the quality of instruction!!!

Florence said...

I love the things that you do in these classes - I'm sure they will treasure the things that they've made with you.

I think I must have very juvenile taste in food though - yet again I would have liked to have attended your class for the food on offer (I have been making pink meringues today for a party on Friday...you are a wonderful (although fattening) culinary influence upon me! x

Stacey said...

I called into Amitie on Tuesday but you weren't there, which was a shame.
I had the boys with me and they were under threat of death to behave, which they did.
I hope to pop in again soon.

Cass said...

Great work by the girls they all look great and very proud of themselves. When my daughters are old enough I'm going to bring them down to Melbourne for a class, unless you wnat to run one in Sydney!

handmaiden said...

how great to see future crafters at work. love the mice.
sharon

greenolive said...

That is a fantastic write up in Living Creatively – congrats.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Lovely article in Living Creatively.

Your pincushion class looked like fun (especially with sustenance like that provided!). Didn't the girls come up with some amazing things? How clever!

Marina said...

Congratulations on inspiring a new band of young crafters! What lovely pincushions they've made.

P.S. Congratulations on the Living Creatively article and I hope you also had a lovely anniversary. (The pictures look wonderful).

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Gorgeous bunnies, you must be proud!

Jodie said...

Thank you thank you for the selvedge deliciousness you sent along with Louise and apologies for taking so long to say thanks - no computer for four days does not go down well I must say.
How creative are those girls - you might need to add them to your design team LOL.

Lisa Isaacs said...

What a wonderful piece in Living Creatively. I hope that it will bring you lots of business. You deserve it! The pincushions and cakes are gorgeous too! Pity I have a) boys and b) live so far away!

periwinkle said...

Thats a lovely article about you both, well done on the classes - I think I could do with joining in on one :-)
Lisa x

Nikki said...

You GO girls! WHat a great write-up.

Great results from your young sewing girls. It looks like they really had a ball, and I bet they wer proud of themselves!

Lory said...

Cute stuff!!! And those cupcakes look mouth watering. :):):):)

Hugs,
Lory

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What a fabulous job they did, a good simple sewing exercise made very cool and relevant-shall have to remember that one when they next drag me into school textiles! Tracey

Jellybeansdancing said...

Hi Cathy, popped into Amitie for some supplies the day you held this and the girls sounded like they were having so much fun. Hard work for you and Louise I'm sure! Love the creations, well done you two.

Rachael Rabbit said...

Brilliant - don't they all look fantastic!

Michelle said...

what i fantastic idea...and i can see why they are so popular...it's wonderful craft days like this that is really needed in more places...

Linda said...

how wonderful this is to be doing this for these girls! It's a lovely thing :)

Annie said...

Wished we lived closer so my girl could join in

Cascade Lily said...

How bizarre. I am trying to comment on your post on your trip to Bright (which I read through Bloglines), but your blog is not showing the post! Bright is one of my all-time favourite places. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Where did all of you stay, if you don't mind me asking? I would like to get my extended family together there one day too.

Melanie said...

The girls really did do a fabulous job. its lovely to see young kids making things. nice one!