Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hanging with Amy Butler

While I sneak off for a long (and much needed) weekend at sewjourn, I thought I would leave you with a pretty picture.bag

This is the bag I designed for Homespun magazine, using Amy Butler’s Lark range of fabrics. It has a back pocket and magnetic clasp and the front flap is covered with PVC.

My lack of organisation is freaking me out a little bit, I am usually packing coordinating threads into carefully sealed project specific zip lock bags for weeks before a trip to sewjourn.

This morning it looks like I have simply thrown the whole sewing room into the car.

If I were not stopping in at a few shops along the way, I could very well be tempted to travel in my dressing gown.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I hope you don’t think I am flogging a dead horse

But I just can’t seem to finish with the robots:
Message bots
Disco Bots
staying alive
and my newest little family of robots made for the Daylesford Craft Experience.
robotsThese guys are made with delicious 100% wool felt and are possible the easiest ever toy to make.
I can’t wait to see what people think of them in real life. I am quite unnaturally attached to some of my creations as you know.
If you are coming along to the Daylesford Craft Experience you will get the pattern for these guys (as well as my other two projects ) in your goody bag.
and looking at these pictures I can’t help but wonder about a robot dog…I mean it seems obvious no?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

An impossibility

I may have mentioned before, my love of the collective noun

An array of hedgehog !hedgiering

See that little fellow in the bottom right, with a kind a bent nose and completely askew pink hat?

That’s me folks, a little bent out of shape and perfecting the dragged-through-a-hedge-backwards look.

I am the mother of a 21 year old…

and I have learnt nothing

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I am here

and all over the place at the same time. I have spent the whole weekend ripping up old lino and carpet. (and I wished the lino layers had been hopeless just-glue-around-the-edges kinda guys but they were hard working glue that lino down to within an inch of its life kinda guys). Picture screwdrivers and paint scrapers and swearing and blisters and the odd throwing of implements. Imagine aching knees and worn elbows and fractious temperaments.

So right now I am feeling pretty ragged, that creeping around on the knees for hours is not fun. My camera which has floor photos (very dull) and dog photos (quite nice) and softie photos on it, is approximately 3 metres away in another room. It may as well be on Mars. I love you, you know that, all you bloggy folks but I am not getting up from this chair until I go to bed.

In the mean time I can tell you that the hedgie pattern is finally released.hedgiesps2

and called Hedgehog Circus. Thanks to everyone who tried to help me name these guys. In the end I just had to randomly pick a winner.

Fiona of Bubz rugz

I can tell you that I have missed blogging lately and just have not been able to get my act together enough to manage it but I am hoping to do better. I could also tell you I have a little newsletter sign up box up there in the right hand corner. I was thinking it might be good for shop type folk or other people who quite like to hear about my new patterns etc. but don’t necessarily want to follow along with the everyday blog dribble. So far 7 people are in ! (Actually it is only five cause I signed up twice myself so I don’t miss anything)

I hope you guys are all going off like a frog in a sock and I promise to get my frog and my sock back in action any day now.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

yibbedy yibbeda

That’s kind of it folks – a crazy soup of not enough time and tiredness,
I know that you all know it well. No sympathy required-but if you have a few hours to spare, I’d gladly take them off your hands.