Sunday, 5 August 2012

Visiting the hut



Cambridge Open Studios 2012 has come to an end. For two weekends I opened the beach hut and garden for the public to visit. Sitting up there in my little wooden shed, making jewellery whilst people drift up the lawn, sometimes pausing to look at the jumble of flowers and then popping in for a chat is one of the highlights of my year. Sometimes groups of people who had never met would stop and talk for a while, shelter from the rain or, in the case of Celia and Val bring portable projects with them and stay for hours, laughing and making. It was bliss.



Here are some of the highlights in pictures:



The first weekend that the studio was open was cold and wet. Slippers were needed.



Lucy's beautiful bag had several visitors of its own!






Despite the unseasonal weather I made some summery designs.



Two of my smaller visitors.



The making area...



...and the waiting area.



Finally, after we had closed at 6, monkey set up her own little millinery studio.

Huge thanks to everyone who visited. It was wonderful.

25 comments:

Sue said...

Love monkey's millinery studio and you two smaller visitors. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

itsjustperi said...

I could do with that 'waiting area' at the minute lol, love your slippers too :-)

marigold jam said...

Wish I lived nearer as I'd have been there for sure. Your studio looks great. and the little summer flowery necklaces and so on too of course! Liked Monkey's handiwork as well.

Rachel said...

They were very jazzy slippers, too..

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Looks and sounds like it was a lot of fun!
Your jewellery is so pretty!!!!
I love monkey's hat. :)
Vivienne x

Toffeeapple said...

So glad that you had a lot of visitors and a good time. Your little ones are so sweet, as are the rest of your pictures. Love the millinery.

Twiggy said...

Lovely photos Emma, glad you had a wonderful time
twiggy x

Bella Bheag said...

I love your workspace. It looks like a very peaceful and tranquil environment in which to dream up new ideas and to work on them.

Did you have to put a time limit on the waiting area? Looks like a great spot to linger at. BB

andamento said...

I have hut envy! Yours is filled with such beautiful things. I love your pottery jugs of flowers too and the monkey's hats are very cute. I hope you had a successful time, if I were closer I'd be visiting!

acornmoon said...

That is some shed you have there! More like a little house.

I love the cheeky monkey too.

Gina said...

It was wonderful... Gill and I thought so!

Julie said...

What a wonderful and pretty place to create in.

jodie said...

love the litle hut. Its a wonder you can ever leave it.

Lori ann said...

what a wonderful day, your sweet cottage, beautiful jewelry, gardens, friends, children and monkeys! i love it all. and your slippers! did you make them?

Not So Granny said...

I wanted to come along but we were both carless and bike-trailerless for July. (Still are) So Open Studios got missed :-(

Pipany said...

It looks so pretty Emma. Glad it went well x

Planet Penny said...

Just as idyllic as I remember it! Sorry not to have managed to get to you this year but I'm glad it was so successful.
Penny x

Ailec said...

Lol! Think I can lay claim to one visitor!

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like it was wonderful Emma! So glad it went well -- even with your little monkey!

TACIStudio said...

What a wonderful studio you have... I love you jewelry it's so beautiful and artistic. :)

Cottage Garden said...

It was great to visit you in your beach-hut studio Emma. I'm loving my driftwood necklace - btw apologies if there were some hiccups in my PayPal payment?!

Love your slippers!

Jeanne
x

Mrs. Micawber said...

I wish I could make hats as pretty as Monkey's....

So many fun and beautiful photos! And what very gorgeous slippers and necklaces.

Rachel Lamb said...

Hi Emma

It was good to meet you in your shed, I'm glad it was a successful month for you.

I'll be in touch soon - necklace idea has evolved! :)

menopausalmusing said...

Oooh those slippers are lovely!!!!!
As is your shed..........
As are those wonderful little hats that Monkey is selling......

Sigh..........

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a lovely place to work....near the sea and umongst the flowers....I wonder if I could ask for more! Love your work. Joan