Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
My afternoons endeavor has been towards the latest of my embroidery hoop pieces, these teeny tiny crocheted flowers! Just to give an idea of scale, this embroidery hoop is 5", so the flowers are really quite small. I have a busy week ahead, hopefully full of making lots of pretty things, and spending a little bit of time drinking tea with my lovely friends. But for now, I'm considering seconds of the very tasty spiced parsnip cake that my hubby whipped up this evening, and possibly a good film before bed. Lovely.
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Tea Cup Fabric Collage Brooch by tailormade
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
So the purpose of all the teacups that I've been accumulating lately is this;
I have a whole window ledge full of teacup planters - at the moment I've got basil, coriander and culinary lavender all planted up. We've been pretty busy in the garden too, planting up peas, broad and runner beans, rhubarb and cauliflower, as well as the painful job of pruning back the raspberries and blackberries, and tidying up the herb patch. It's been pleasant to have a break and take some time away from uni work, and I feel excited about the week ahead!
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Saturday, 13 March 2010
Hydrangea Bloom Block Printed Pin Cushion by chetanddot
Bohemian Poppies Fabric Bin In Cream Recycled Felt Fabric With Flowers Grande by sewingmomma
Friday, 12 March 2010
"I have always loved to make, from when I was a little girl when I made jelly fish with tissue paper, right through to now, where craft is my whole world. I love you create, to enjoy the process and feel proud when it’s done – the feeling of bringing to life something that has rolled around inside your head and it be better than you imagined it could be, and planning what you can do next. It’s always a challenge, and so satisfying”
Thursday, 11 March 2010
This is just an extension of what I was working on yesterday, with the addition of the vintage linen backing. I need to look at how the back of this piece works, as yet it is open onto the sewing, but my brain is quite frazzled enough for one day. Having worked through lunch I am planning to go downstairs and get something yummy to eat and enjoy a quiet work-free evening. The new office really is quite lovely, I think there are lots more sunny and productive days to come in here!
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
The little embroidered piece is something I've been thinking about for this range, and I've been trying to get the wording right. I think it's pretty, I've always liked the idea that birds are chatting away to each other as they fly around. Tomorrow I will be working in my lovely new space, and trying to get through my lovely long "to do" list. For now I am thinking about what the little birds could be chatting about...
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The next stages are working on the scale of the design, along with getting the colours right, and my favourite bit; fabric samples! I'm really enjoying this year, I lost my groove a little bit after my dissertation was handed in, but I feel like I'm getting back on track now!
Sunday, 7 March 2010
I went to Wolverhampton yesterday. I spent some time wandering around the shops, and drinking lots of tea! I found these little sweeties in Oxfam, they are fab! I think there's a new collection starting to emerge here!
(Donuts, Coffee cups & Comics (1962) by Jann Haworth. Image © Lee Allen, taken from http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/)
Fabric tea cups, with fabric tea, and fabric newspapers, and fabric doughnuts! It really is quite something! I will definitely be popping back for another look at some point soon!
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Saturday, 6 March 2010
Marguerite, Soft Cover Journal, Notebook by Kreativlink
Lots of pretty things, I love the idea of opening letters covered with maps whilst jotting in a gorgeous fabric book, preferably whilst drinking Lady Grey tea!
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Thursday, 4 March 2010
Got my desk all laid out with my knitting needles and crochet hooks, some interiors magazines waiting to be cut up for inspiration, and the frame where I am popping things that relate to current projects. On the bottom shelf if where all my sketchbooks will live, as well as relevant text books and some bits and bobs that I've made. The other shelves are full of toys and random figures that I've collected over the years. I really do love to be surrounded by colour!
So that's where it will all be happening from now on! For more spaces head on over to kootoyoo!