Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas from The Little White Studio

Karen and I would like to wish all Little White Studio clients a Very Merry Christmas!!  We thank you for your custom since we opened our doors in the Autumn of this year, and we very much look forward to welcoming you to our exciting workshops in 2013! Check out the sidebar for details.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Altered Book Workshop

 Would you like to turn an old, unused book into a work of Art?
Then join us for two morning workshops on 1st & 8th March
For more information or to book your place email us at:

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Set Up Day... We're Ready for You!!

The Little White Studio Mini Christmas Fayre is now all set up and waiting to open it's doors at 9am tomorrow... The Fairy Folk have dusted off their wings, ready to greet you!
Just to recap, we will be open from 9am until 2pm and then again from 7pm until 9pm, Thursday 6th December.  There will be lots of lovely handmade goods to purchase to include Jewellery, Altered Art, Home Decor items, Christmas Stockings & Wreaths, Gift Tags and Cards.  Also wonderful Sweet Trees and Cupcakes as well as Jams and Preserves.
During your visit you can sample one of the lovely Cupcakes from Samantha's Cupcake Kitchen and wash it down with a cuppa or mulled wine, and if you would be kind enough to make a small donation for this to our chosen Charity; Macmillan Cancer Research, that would be wonderful.

You are also invited to take a look around The Little White Studio, and learn about the Workshop we are holding in early 2013, as well as talk to Karen & Amanda, the workshops tutors about our courses.
We very much look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to our Fayre (all the address details can be found in the previous posts), and if you are new to The Little White Studio, you will find Balloons hanging outside the venue, and if it's not raining a sign to locate where we are.
See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Few Sweet Treats to Tempt You!

Well, if these wont tempt you along to our Christmas Fayre this Thursday, then nothing will!!  These are the glorious "Sweet Trees" by Samantha's Cupcake Kitchen.  Sam will be on hand during the day and evening to present her Trees for sale, as well as her scrumptious cupcakes.  There will also be Cupcakes to sample along with a tea, coffee or mulled wine and any donation for these would be greatly received for Macmillan Cancer Research.
There are many other versions of the "Sweet Tree" on offer at our Fayre, to include Jelly Baby Trees, and Mini Marshmallow Trees, as well as Cone Shape "Jelly Star" Trees.

If you would prefer to purchase something that will be a little less damaging in the Weight Gain Department, then why not come along and take a look at the little Pine Cone Chocolate Delicacies we will have for sale, they make fantastic little gifts for School Teachers... very unusual and will be much appreciated I'm sure!
So have we tempted you???  Our Sweet Trees are now all wrapped up and waiting for YOU!  So make sure you stop by before they are all gone... I can't guarantee how long these glorious sweet treats will be around for!!!

Keep checking back for more posts on this event, it is "Set Up" day for us tomorrow so they'll be lots more photos to come! Back Soon!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Christmas Open Studio - More Exhibitors Announced!

Its just a week now till our Christmas Open Studio and we've some more Stall Holders to announce for you!  So to recap we are opening the Studio Doors on Thursday 6th December firstly in the morning from 9am to 2pm and then again in the evening from 7pm to 9pm.  This event will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support helping families affected by cancer.  So please join us for coffee, tea or some Christmas Punch, mince pies and deliciously flavoured cupcakes. 
You will have the opportunity to check out our Studio where we will be holding some very varied and interesting workshops and classes in the new year, and chat to Karen and I about the workshops for 2013.  You can also browse handmade items to purchase from Amanda Howard of Maygreen Fairies: Quirky and whimsical cards, tags, home decor and Jewellery.
Amanda also offers gorgeous Christmas Decor and Packaging items such as these lovely Gift Pouches, above and Christmas Fabric Garlands below.
Jewellery by Frances & Grace; gorgeous bracelets and earrings, packaged beautifully for the perfect Gift. They use lovely findings and semi precious stones in their unique handmade designs.

And new to the line up.... Handmade Christmas Garlands, Hearts, and Door Wreaths with twinkly lights from The Floral Collection

Unique Glass Angels by Paula Quelch and Homemade Jams, Marmalades, Relishes, Pickles and Lemon Curds by Wish End Farm.

Of course Sam's Cupcake Kitchen will be supplying the Cupcakes on the day, but she will also have fabulous Sweet Trees available to buy as gifts.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Open Studio

It's a busy time at the moment for Karen and I... Karen is working hard on commission work and I have a packed diary of Christmas Fair Events.  If you wish to visit any of the events I am working at then please see the right had side of this blog for details of some of the Fairs.  Talking of Fairs!  Due to the popularity of our Open Studio Event earlier this month, we are holding a second Event on 6th December.  On this occassion it is a Mini Christmas Fair with handmade Gifts from Maygreen Fairies, Jewellery from Frances & Grace and wonderful Cupcakes and Sweet Trees from Samantha's Cupcake Kitchen.  Whilst you are here you can also check out the Studio and see Workshop information for 2013.
So if you want to do some last minute Christmas Shopping then why not join us for coffee, tea or some Christmas punch, mince pies & Samantha’s deliciously flavoured cupcakes. Our event is in support of Macmillan Cancer Support helping families affected by cancer.  Thursday 6th December 9am - 2pm  or  7pm to 9pm at:  The Little White Studio, Evergreen, Chiddingly Road, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0JH.

Friday, 2 November 2012

A Fabulous Open Morning!

Wow! What a great morning... Thank you to all the ladies that turned out to the first morning of our two day Open Studio Event, it was lovely to meet and chat with you all.  The Gift Displays looked fab, with lots of handmade goodies to browse through, plenty of Art on display too and samples of Magazine and Book Publications that our Art has featured in.
Karen's beautiful water colours were also on display, plenty of inspiration was at every corner.  Frances & Grace Jewellery was a popular stall with lots of eager shoppers looking for Christmas Gifts!
The Maygreen Fairies Stall was full of handmade cushions, greetings cards, gift tags, jewellery and lots more, plenty of unusual Gift ideas.....

Once visitors had browsed the goodies on offer they then made their way outside to The Little White Studio where they could view previous Students Artwork and chat with myself and Karen about the future workshops on offer.

And then to finish off, back to the main house for some handmade cupcakes by Samantha and a warm mug of tea or coffee!
Fancy coming along tomorrow!!! We'd love to see you, all details are in the post below....

Thursday, 1 November 2012

We are Opening Our Doors! Come & Visit!!

The Little White Studio's "Open Studio Event" starts tomorrow, Friday 2nd November 10am to 12 noon and again on Saturday 3rd November, 10am to 12 noon.  We would love to welcome you to this fabulous event where you will have the opportunity to visit the Studio and view Artwork from students who have attended classes this Autumn as well as Artwork from Karen and myself.  We will be carrying out Demonstrations throughout the morning and if you wish you can try your hand at some of the artplay we will be doing.
In addition there will be lots of goodies to browse through for sale, from Maygreen Fairies and also beautiful jewellery from Frances & Grace.  Some of the one of a kind artworks from myself and Karen will also be for sale.
We will have details for you to take away on forth coming workshops for 2012/13 as well as leaflets on the many Christmas Fairs in the Kent & Sussex area that are happening this November.
And to finish off your visit enjoy a cuppa and cake!!  We hope to see you there, we're looking forward to meeting you!  The Little White Studio is at Evergreen, Chiddingly Road, Horam, E.Sussex, TN21 0JH

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Mixed Media Fun!

It's been a busy few weeks at The Little White Studio, Karen and I are eagerly preparing for our Open Studio Event this coming Friday & Saturday, as well as having another One to One Tuition Session (photos to follow in a later post), and also this morning, a fun Mixed Media Workshop with some young ladies from the local Community College.
Creating a collage on Canvas we prepared the background layers with ephemera and lots of glorious colourful acrylic paints, Indian inks and plenty of sparkle thrown in for good measure!
The girls selected a quirky image, butterfly wings and a slogan and then set about positioning them on their canvas, adding vintage lace and buttons for accent pieces.
Flourishes and notions were then stamped on the canvas for more texture, and then finishing off by painting the edges and adding their own signatures.
It was a fun, colourful workshop, which is reflected in their finished pieces, as you will see!  If you are interested in attending a similar Collage & Paint Workshop please contact Karen or I by email to discuss further, we will be holding more of this type of workshop in early January 2013.
Above are the girls with their finished work, and below are a close up of some of the finished designs... all very individual as you will see...
The first one above is what I worked on as I taught the workshop, to give the Students a theme to follow and help them interpret it into their own work, below are some of the Students finished pieces... gorgeous aren't they!!

Seeing each Students finished work is always so exciting and such an enjoyable part of the workshops for Karen and I.  Don't forget, we are having an Open Studio this coming week; Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November from 10am till 12noon, (see our post below from 20th September for all Open Studio details, we'd love to see you there and show you around!