Archive for October, 2012
Why is sewing Cub badges (and school name tags) on such a chore when I can quite happily sit and sew anything else for hours on end? Also, mending fallen hems- I don’t like doing that. And I’m not mad about replacing buttons either.
the other day I sat down at my sewing machine and these two faces appeared. I don’t give myself time to simply play often enough- I always feel I should be making something ‘proper’. Which is daft. Because what’s ‘un-proper’ about these faces? :: I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead, so won’t be here […]
inspired by a ship in a bottle and wanting to make something similar for my book ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ I came up with this modest solution: take a jam jar, take a pen and draw a ship. Funnily enough, whilst all the quilts and other projects are just tucked away in the studio, this is […]
(adj) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one. Hand knitted dish cloths: mundane but lovely.
Would you look at that. Glorious sunshine, big wide sky, the boys playing with Betty and the place practically to ourselves (because it’s the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning…)
playing with my hair, my button box and my hot glue gun My Granny used to wear her hair in a roll right round her head. I must have watched her put it up hundreds of times.
Anne Enright is marvelous.
made for me from an old blanket using this Martha Stewart pattern and then I made some in flannel for my friend’s birthday- I’m pretty certain that she knows her left and right but I just couldn’t help myself!
when I was little I used to help my Granny clean her brass knick-knacks and now I can’t smell Brasso without thinking of her.
made from thrifted fabric and no pattern so it is almost entirely shapeless but very comfortable. I made pockets in the side seams which I am quite proud of! The pockets are yellow- because I felt like it. I’ve been wearing the dress with an old leather belt, which I now have to wear two […]