Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Day with Julie Arkell


Finally, the day was here. Talented Folk Artist Julie Arkell came to Hope and Elvis.

But until she arrived from London, we were given a little task to create our name badges by Louise Presley. She also gave us all goody bags!

We were very happy to receive that Louise, but what about you? Hope you were happy too. Anyway, thank you so much for our goodies, and making that extra effort of stitching all the lovely little bags!

My name badge was done.

Ah! Julie's creatures. Don't we all love them?

And these flowers...

Just the wait was for Julie Arkell to come now.

Yes!!! There she was. Thank you Miss Debs, for picking her up from the train station. We were so happy to see Miss Debs with Julie Arkell.

What a relief Louise thought.

Just catching up girls.

Julie started showing her war time inspired brooch technique, to those who wanted to start making them.

These flowers were her new collection. the petals were stuffed on the top left flower brooch. 

Her Tick - Tock watches... Never gain or loose a minute.

These were called shape brooches. New to her collection.

Aren't they so cute?

Lots of bunnies were made.

 Did you notice Julie's earrings by the way? I think I won't mind a pair of those myself.

How much I love bunnies. And therefore it was decided for me - a bunny it had to be!

Rachel worked really hard

So she deserved to rest.


Is that Viv from Hens Teeth?

Yes! I was so pleased to see her again. What a lovely and beautiful lady she is.

I have done it, yes! my bunny is also almost done. Yuppy!

At the end of the day we put all our Julie Arkell makes on the table.
Lots of bunnies were created. My bunny had some bling.

Flowers and butterfly's!

More bunnies and war inspired brooches...

Look at this, the colours and fabric chosen was perfect for this little bunch!

Thank you for the lovely lunch, and most importantly a wonderful day Louise! And finally my dream to meet Julie Arkell came true. I never loose my Hope to meet talented artists at Hope and Elvis, I am never disappointed.

So, when am I going there again? Well, I know I wont have to wait a long time.


  1. Looks so good!
    I'm so pleased you had a great time, julie Arkell is so talented.
    Will see you soon at Hope and Elvis! X

  2. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day with us, love your pics and your bunny. x

  3. Thank you Mrs B, I did enjoy my day. Moreover I was so pleased to have finally met Julie Arkell. See you soon. Take care. xx

  4. Thank you Jan for reading and commenting on my post. Wonder if you spotted something on the pics to buy for yourself from Julie Arkell. Look forward to seeing you soon. Take care. xx

  5. Love the watches and especially "Humpty Dumpty" so cute, might have to treat myself. Thanks again Su x

  6. Ah! I can't wait to see you wearing that humpty dumpty watch on the next workshop at H and E. I will keep checking time on your watch if you dont mind Jan. xx