Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

Merry Christmas everyone,
have a lovely holiday and enjoy a festive meal and lots of presents.
And a happy new year with lots of new creative pursuits and adventures.

Love, Nadine

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

"Reflections on Colour" Exhibition at Grays Court York

Hello everybody,

I have some great news, I will have an exhibition with 2 friends and fellow textile artists at Grays Court in York from Saturday, 7 January to 2 February 2012. My very talented Graphic Designer boyfriend did the poster. I hope you can see that he managed to add proper watery colour reflections. How cool is that?

I am exhibiting both Quilts and Paintings, if I can figure out how to hang the quilts properly that is. We are not allowed to make new holes and they just redecorated so I am wondering how exactly it will work. I bought several thin curtain poles and clips to hang the quilts with, I was very reluctant to attach a sleeve for hanging as all of my quilts are reversible and I don't want to ruin the back. Let's see how it will turn out.

I am also exhibiting paintings and am actually painting new ones to go into the exhibition. I did a large oil painting yesterday, an abstract landscape colour study, because the title of our exhibition is "Reflections on Colour". See what we did there? I love that title, it can have so many meanings.

Grays Court is actually a great venue and has an excellent restaurant especially popular for afternoon tea. We have the whole house and will exhibit in a special exhibition room but also in the hallways and the staircase I think. So if you're in York come and pop in, it is a bit hidden and very atmospheric, just as everything else in York. Very close to the Minster actually.

So I'll keep you posted on that.

Very exciting. Oh, but so much to do.

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone.

Nadine xxx

Friday, 16 December 2011

We have 3 winners!

Hello everybody and thanks for entering the Giveaway,

it's great to meet you all and I hope to get to know you better over time. When I have some time I will check and see if you have blogs and follow back and I am looking forward to snoop around your crafts too :)

The giveaway is now closed and I have drawn 3 winners by random number generator and the numbers of the winning comments are:

which means Gill won the Merry Matryoshka (I have decided who gets which prize by the order they were listed in the original post)

which means Leah Baird from The Sleepy Dreamer won the Art Print

which means Pippa Parsons won the Paper Garland.

Congratulations to the winners!

Please send me an email with your address ( and I will send your prizes off either tomorrow or Monday at the latest and hopefully you should get them soon, maybe even before Christmas. Fingers crossed.

It's back to the sewing machine for me later today. I am currently working on a new quilt and I will share some work in progress pics with you very soon. I might actually need your help with some design questions, as usual I cannot make up my mind.

Best wishes from York and have a lovely day.
Nadine xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Blog Hop Party and GIVEAWAY

*** The Giveaway is now CLOSED. Please do not comment anymore. The winners have been drawn and published. ***

Hurrah. what a great idea.

Welcome to the Blog Hop Party

and Sew, Mama, Sew's GIVEAWAY DAY.

I am combining the two big Giveaways and can't wait to meet all of you lovely people and discover new blogs. So please come and say hi. I am hoping you like my blog and will stay a while.

The Giveaway will last 10 December - 17 December. The winners will be drawn by random number generator so make sure you use all 3 of your chances to win.

I am giving away 3 items each one celebrating one of my Etsy shops and arty crafty pursuits.

1st Prize is a Merry Matryoshka from my Quilt Shop

2nd Prize is an Art Print from my Art Shop

3rd Prize is a Christmas Designer Paper Garland from my Papercrafts Shop

You have 3 chances to win and for every chance you have to leave a comment on this blog post:

1. First Comment:
Have a quick browse and tell me what you like best in my Etsy shops.

2. Second Comment (extra chance)
Tell me you are a follower of this blog (as you can see this blog is very new and is not getting much love at the moment.)

3. Third Comment (extra chance)
Tell me you are a Facebook fan (or have just "liked" my Facebook page).

If you leave all 3 comments you increase your chances of winning one of the 3 prizes.

So good luck everyone and now wheres the bubbly? Let's party.

Lots of Love,