Friday, 19 December 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
the fantastic colours that autumn brings.
Monday, 27 October 2008
5 weeks on Merryn has doubled in size and has unscrumpled to this beautiful like bud, who will grow into a gorgeous little flower of a girl before I know it.
After overcoming the sleep issues that new life brings I was ready to get sewing again. In spite of the tiredness I am determined to put my thoughts into crafty reality.
My brain has been bursting with ideas many of which I'm sure wont see the light of day, but Merryn has brought out the girly side in me. Thoughts of my fashion degree have spurred me on to design little dresses for her and although its just a start I know there will be many more were this came from.
I also tried a few patterns from an old toy book I won on ebay
(Pamela Peakes, creative soft toy making ) and after a bit of modernising, some added rattles and that crispy stuff babies go crazy for in the ears, I had two cute baby toy dogs. Bones and Bramble.
There are two other patterns I have got to try next; a really funky puffin, and a mother & infant anteater. I'm sure I can revamp them. I'll post the results.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Although I don't recognise it.
Finley was thrilled at first but a few weeks in and he said he wants her back in my belly.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
started frantically trying to preserve some of my
how excited i am, the belly now has a name (Merryn) as we have
Sunday, 10 August 2008
chutney stock also progressing, Although our home grown chili stock was a bit disappointing this year with all the rain so we had to top up our supplies with a few extra shop brought chillies too.
Friday, 18 July 2008
Today I had a rummage in my messy work room at old sketch books and fabric experiments but I think the mess in the room is a reflection of my brain at the mo.
I am thinking along the lines of home dyed and printed fabric, bags, toys and cards.
On the toy front Finley apart from developing green fingers ( or should that be brown ) has turned out to be a fab business partner.
Friday, 11 July 2008
It started with this toy elephant for my friend Jen who has just had a new baby girl, Lucy. Then I just got a bit carried away
I'm going baby mad at the moment and my baby nesting has kicked in.
As well as finishing the new room for Fin and baby I have gone crafty crazy.
The cot is out the loft and in place, and as I finished the last bit of paint work on the mural I can move on to other projects I have been itching to do.
I have discovered a new talent for knitted baby shoes and interactive baby toys with rattles inside and crispy fabric and texture bits.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Its amazing what you can do with just circles and squares. I hope to move on to more complicated techniques later.