Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Finally, a place to call my own!

There have been a few changes around here lately, all of which I will share with you at some point or other. One major change, and one that I am so thrilled about, is that after so many years of working at the dining room table, I now have my own 'studio'! Come and have a look around! (Apologies for the dark photos, once again it's peeing down outside and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon...)

This room used to be the boys' toyroom (there are still reminders of that, but I kinda like them.)

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is not to have to pack everything away every time we have a meal! Or hoover all my bits up before you-know-who*comes back from work! Or have to get my sewing machine out of the cupboard all the time: now it is plugged in, on the table and ready to go!!

I know exactly where everything is!!

And I've got somewhere to display my ever-expanding fabric collection!

It's a little bare still - I'm sure it will evolve over time and look like more like a workspace.
This part of a wall is completely blank - the birdcage is waiting to be shipped off to a customer, but I have ordered something scrummy to hang there - I'll share a pic when it arrives!

Of course it doesn't always look like this! I tidied up before I took the photos, but whadya think? I'm still hankering after a summerhouse studio in the garden, but this will do me nicely for now!

*Partner with OCD tendencies (who is equally chuffed with the new 'arrangement'!)

BTW, my latest batch of Moo postcards arrived this morning - I'm dead chuffed with them, the St Ives collage reproduced beautifully!
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Something a bit different

I was commissioned recently to do a collage for a friend of a friend of a friend. Nice to put the sewing machine/drill to one side for a while! I worked in this style when I was at art school (a long time ago although it feels like only yesterday!) It's basically made up from layers of torn bits of paper.

Here are a few details... can you tell where it is?

This might give it away (especially to any local Cornish maids!)

Give up?
Here's the whole picture!

That's right, it's St Ives! I wish the weather was like this right now, me and the boys are starting to get cabin fever with all this rain!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Homespun Fair

I've had a fab time today - Homespun was another great success! It was lovely to see old and new faces - and meeting fellow bloggers was one of the highlights! So nice to put faces to names!
Anyway, I managed to take a few snaps before it all started so I'll give you a little tour!

Many of you will be familiar with the gorgeous creations by Viv (Hen's Teeth). I love the brooches above and these charming purses...

Look at these great notebooks by Jane...

Wonderful goodies from Michelle (Cowboys and Custard)... check out that Codeg phone!

...and beautiful buttons...

This photo just doesn't do Treutmade's stand justice....sorry Gertie!

I was lucky enough to be sharing the stage space with Amanda (Shabby Chick) and her mum...

and Jenny, whose delightful creations (each with it's own personality) raised many a smile!

So here's my stand - remembered to take a photo this time!

Next time I'll make more lavender fish - I sold out in the first 2 hours! Any items that didn't go will be in my Folksy shop in the next few days.
So, all in all, a fantastic day was had - and look at this shirt I found for Steve!

A bargain at £3! And it fits him perfectly!
Shame... I could have made something really pretty from that!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A sneak preview!

Thought I'd tease you with a few photos of what I'll be selling at the Homespun Fair on Sunday...

I'm quite pleased with this: won't be too disappointed if no-one buys it - I kinda like it around our house for now!

Lighthouse detail

Driftwood boats

New collages

Hope you can make it! There will be plenty of cake!!