Friday, 27 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
This is some of the stuff I've got ready for my exhibition. As well as bags I've got quilts, lavender hearts, rice/lavender heat bags with cotton covers, little felt brooches, bunting, tea and egg cosies, etc. It's all adding to my stock but I can't sew fast enough!
Friday, 20 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
The rules: I answer 6 questions about myself. At the end of the post, I tag 6 people and post their names. I then go to their blogs and leave them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog. Finally, I let the person who tagged me know when I’ve posted my answers.
What was I doing ten years ago-1998?
I was working in a Prison (as a Governor) which I loved, and suffering at the same from empty nest syndrome as my youngest was in her second year at University. She went to North Carolina for 6 months on an exchange and I really missed her. Craft wise I was sewing clothes which I mostly don't do now, and keeping chickens (well it's a kind of craft!)
5 things on my to do list for today
1. Take Jessie the wonder sewing dog for a walk
2. Start photographing the stock I've made for my exhibition
3. Fill the hearts I've made with lavendar
4. Phone each of my children (I do this most days)
5. Make some chicken wire covers for my budding plants to keep the rabbits off
Things that I would do if I was a billionaire
Although I live in the UK, I originate from Australia and my Twiggy Twin sister still lives there. So I would fly over and see her more often but go first class! For a 23 hour flight it would be sooo much better!
I would buy Winston Churchill's House Chartwell from the National Trust and live in it. It is a wonderful place with a fantastic story and a truly amazing previous owner.
I would take personal lessons from people like Amy Butler and Lisa Lam.
Places I have lived
I lived in and around Melboune, Victoria until i came to the UK 23 years ago. Since then I have lived in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Canterbury and Pluckley. Pluckley is a little village in the middle of the Kent countryside. For anyone from the UK it's where they filmed the "Darling Buds of May".
Snacks I like
Licorice, olives, fruit especially pineapple, mango, red berries, Vegemite on toast. This is an Australian acquired taste mentioned in the Men at Work song Do you come from the land downunder? as in "..she just smiled and gave me a Vegemite Sandwich..."
6 people I want to know more about
Like Jo says this is a bit of a challenge because so many people have already done this. Still here are my picks:
Sunday, 8 June 2008
I get my frames from Lisa of uhandbag. She also has a tutorial on making these types of bags which is easy to follow. My first one was the hardest but once you get the hang of making the bag bit and then the hang of stuffing it into the frame the rest is easy!
I'm having a new giveaway and as usual I am going to get you to leave a comment. I would appreciate your coments to include suggestions for items other than bags/purses/wallets for my upcoming exhibition. I will be drawing the winner on the 23rd of June so check back to see if you've won. Instead of giving away something I have made I am giving away a little pile of craftiness. This includes pieces of fabric, grossgrain ribbon, buttons, a pair of bag handles and a vintage style brooch