Monday, January 04, 2010

Coming Up For Air


The new year is here (yay!) and things have been flying every-which-way in the studio. I went in there to tidy up after all my Christmas crafting and I sort of got side-tracked. Pictured above are some little lace cakes I am in the process of making for a swap I am in.
Here are the tables and cake plates they will be displayed on.
They will look something like this. I haven't attached them yet as I am still trying to figure out what to put on the background.
These are for a Marie Antoinette swap I am in ~ who else would be eating lace cakes, right?
I'm also taking Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day journal class and this is my journal cover sewn "guerilla-style" (Mary Ann's terminology) with fabrics, textures and colors that I love. The green and brown leopard print upholstery fabric was an after-Christmas find in the remnant bin at JoAnn's for 70% off! Woo-hoo - I love a good deal!
My head is spinning as I've been multi-tasking between paper & glue and fabric & thread and computer & photographs. In between everything else, my daughter and I have been taking a couple classes to brush up on our digi-skills and discovering all that Photoshop has to offer. There's so much to learn.

I hope your new year is off to a fun, creative start too. It's been v-e-r-y cold here and it is predicted to continue through the week, so I think I'll be spending much of my time in the warm confines of the house happily creating.
Signature w/rose

23 comments:

Dawn said...

The cakes are the SWEETEST!!!
And that REMAINSOFTHEDAY journal???
Must.
Make.
One.
!
at least one....
:)
Happy 2010 to you, Jeanne!
D xo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I've heard quite a few people say how good that journal class is. Have fun, a journal is a great start to the new year!

Lori said...

Jeanne, your lace cakes are absolutely gorgeous...i love the mixture of the textures and colors...i can't wait to see them all finished up...

Sheila said...

WOW... the cakes are so sweet. Eye candy i mean.. lol.. Great creativ streak you got going on..

pam said...

hi jeanne, love the journal. i am having so much fun in her class too. "guerilla style" all the way. happy new year!

Stephanie O. said...

Love seeing your lace cakes, Jeanne! I'm looking forward to getting up to speed myself and begin creating....

thegardenofpinkshadows said...

Hi Jeanne - those lace cakes are adorable! Tres Marie!

I'm doing the Remains of the Day project too.. take a peek at my blog when you have a chance.

Happy New Year!

xo

Melissa

icandy... said...

how beautiful!!
i love the cakes!
ox
christina

Cassandra said...

Oh wow these are beautiful! I love them! Great job.

Thanks for sharing :) Cassandra

Short and Sweet said...

How on earth did you do the tables and the cakes? I'm fascinated by this. They are BEAUTIFUL.
Loretta

Elyse said...

everything is really pretty. i am just swooning over the cakes. please show the final reveal when they are complete. your swappers are sure to ooh-la-la-love them!

xo
elyse

vivian said...

Hi Jeanne, Nat says youre doing the swap with us! thats awesome! I'll be in touch
hugs
vivian

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh love the pieces you made for your swap! I've got swap stuff flying around AND I'm doing the remains of the day too! Isn't it addicting? I'm having the best time with it!

Julie said...

LOVE your cakes!!! Wow! Wish I was in that swap--they just look delicious in every way! Love your Marie's and your journal, too! So much beauty!

Terri Gordon said...

Your cake pages are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Maija said...

I love your journal cover- I'm having so much fun in mine!!

Casii said...

Completely love the lace cakes and Marie Antoinette cards!

Enjoy your cold weather creative time.

marciglenn said...

I love the lace cakes - what a great idea and your journal is fabulous! The leopard print tie really adds spice. I am starting my second journal now - that is/was a fabulous class. Hugs.

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

What great swaps! You've made lovely projects. Can you send me a link to where you find these swaps? I'd like to participate in one later.
erica@zunkychic.com

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love the tables and cake plates. Such a lovely design.
karen

Margaret said...

oh, oh and more oh-ing, the cakes are adorable, I love the textures and the gentle colours you've used, so pretty. Mx

natalea said...

Everything looks gorgeous Jeanne! your new year seems to be off to a perfect start! Love those lace cakes!!
xo natalea

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Those little lace cakes are adorable. What a great idea. Your colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year
Kitty

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