Saturday, 8 October 2011

We're back once more

When Chris and I first decided to go into business I don't think we fully appreciated how much of our time Decima Designs would take up.  The days, weeks and months seem to whizz by in a flurry of teaching and making, and before we know it we are back on our way to Christmas!!!  I think we would both agree though, that we would rather be doing this than anything else in the world.  We are both passionate about what we do and enjoy every minute of it.

Decima Designs has once again moved premises, this time to a purpose built art studio in Drayton, Nr Portsmouth, Hants.  Although the area we have is slightly smaller than that of our last studio in Droxford, the whole ambience is much more suited to what we do.  We share the studio with Wildlife Artist Alan Longmore, whose work is absolutely incredible.  We hold our glass classes in this studio, and our pottery course is still run out of Making Space in Havant.

Anyway, things are moving forward for us. We are busy at the moment making leaded glass pieces for some Garden Shows we are going to next year, as well as trying to keep on top of the Christmas making and commissions that have come in.  We have had to condense our classes from 5 to 4 weekly to free up more making time.  The classes we are running are full at the moment, so we must be doing something right. LOL!

Arron & Sarah
This year has been particularly busy for me in a personal capacity.  My son Arron married his fiancee Sarah in May, and my daughter Jodie married her fiance Dave in August.  We handmade all the invitations and other stationary for both weddings, and I also made 2 bridesmaids dresses and 8 leaded glass table decorations for Jodie and Dave's wedding, as well as drying hundreds of rose petals to use as confetti at the August wedding.  I must say though, that I could not have been more proud or happy at both the weddings, Arron asked Jodie to be his best person at his wedding, and then he gave Jodie away at hers.  To see both of my children so close to each other, and so happy on their respective wedding days was a sight to behold.
Jodie & Dave

So I think that after 2011, the year of 2012 might be a bit tame!

Leaded Glass table decoration
The Bridesmaids

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