I have already shown you what we made in the morning. The afternoon was just as much fun.
We made a wall hanging 'thingie' as Tracy described it!
The stamp is just a head and shoulders and we were shown how to extend it to create a body!
I have put a pen at the side of it to give you an idea of size.
Once again wonky stitches were required!
On the sample that Tracy had made there was a boat on the girlie's head but I found myself drawing a bird!
Now, Tracy encourages us to name our girls, and I don't know whether you noticed, but on my book cover with Mary on there is a tiny piece of book paper showing.
I had chosen this paper, not by looking through the box that Tracy had brought, but by dipping in and pulling out the first piece I touched! I was surprised to see the name Orleans leap out at me. It was one of my favourite cities to visit when we went in 2015 and while there we went to learn about Joan Of Arc. You already know about my love of Eleanor of Aquitaine but Joan is another strong female figure in history that I admire!
Now Joan came to mind but it didn't seem right, so until later that evening she didn't have a name, then, just as Mary had decided on her own name, Joan was (as modern girl) going to be called Joni!
The words on her gesso dress came from the same piece of paper and were cut out randomly from different parts of the page to say something about her!
The words by her head are some of Tracy's cut from my Mary stamp from Which Craft in Doncaster.
You can see here the sample that Tracy made, sorry it's upside down but one of the girls was using it to help her while she was making hers.
Oh! You can also see here one of the cards that Tracy made for us all, with the colours she used written down for us.
As I finished this at home I was able to add some of my own lace.
I haven't yet been able to hang her up as I need some time to find the best way and we are a little busy getting ready for our trip!
Thanks for looking and I hope you will forgive me for not getting to many blogs at the moment. I am not so quick on my phone and hubby has been printing out tickets etc, and we also have the threat of a train strike (again!)