Thursday, 10 July 2008

The final round of the International Round Robin with Natasha, Heather, Holly and Me

Well Holly, Heather and Natasha I can't believe that this has come to an end, I have finished and posted off the last of the round robin books.

This lovely project started a whole year ago with an idea from Heather

The story started HERE and pics from all the books on flickr.

An International round robin that would travel 3 continents - well we did it and the added bonus I have 3 best friends too (sisters really - me the oldest).

The first 4 pages here are for Holly's book ~ we start with ~

A New Queen for the People of France

Page 2 ~ Rumours and lies

Page 3 ~ misunderstandings lead to loss of faith in Marie Antoinette ~

No one to protect her

4th Page ~
Memorial Garden for Marie Antoinette

And now Heathers Pages
We start with

The Gallery ~ A Portrait of Marie Antoinette the Last Queen of France ~ cost ~ priceless!

The 2nd page ~misunderstandings ~

Don't eat the Cake ~ have an Ice Cream!

The ice cream was made with real silk cocoon waste, with pink dyed silk cap winding across the front, and then sprinkled with glass glitter and beads.

3rd Page ~ Dangerous Liaisons in the shadow of night.

I have created a boned corset, covered in lace and blue velvet ribbon corseting against hand dyed blue velvet ~ you can't actually see the varying colours in this picture of the background velvet but it is a gorgeous blue.

And the final page ~ requested by Heather ~ a Memorial wreath, which has a little crown to show the position Marie had in the court of Versailles, a ribbon with the writing ~ mon amie for my friend Heather and also for Marie who regarded her people as her friends. A butterfly ~ new life (life goes on), and dangling below, stripped fabrics depicting what was left of the lavish lifestyle she had, a diamond ring for the marriage into the family of Louis XVI of France, a heart for the love she had for her family and her people and then of course the monogram MA in gold depicting the royal status ~

Marie Antoinette Queen of France

Well that is it, and I have to say a wonderful experience for all of us and when we eventually receive all our books we can enjoy each othes art for years to come.

and a message to my girls Holly, Heather and Natasha

Love Ginny x