A trip to Joannes to buy thread. Yes, I have a billion spools of thread, but of course, none the right colour. And then, a date with the sewing machine. Two flowers down. Five to go. See you on the other side. –
Month: September 2013
The top is done eth …
Well it’s all in place except for one or two final touches which I will do later. Also it’s without its border, but, apart from that, the top is definitely, almost, just has to be sewn together, done eth. Be sure to shield your eyes. It’s blinding! So, with sunglasses on, I peeled all the […]
And what exactly happened here?
You went into the quilt shop for white background fabric, and? So you’re trying to tell me that tangerine is the new white? O.K. I’ll buy that. – Amazingly tidy quilt table. Look at it now, because it won’t last long. – First cup of tea. (Actually my third. I’d already had two before I […]
So I never promised you a rose garden.
But who cares when you can have these instead. Although you could probably get lockjaw from both. I wonder. Would it smell as sweet? Would it matter? – –
Why is it that all of my animals are exhausted?
You remember Willow who was simply shattered after a hard day of doing absolutely nothing to help with cleaning out the studio. Well it looks as though Wally has caught the all tuckered out bug now. And don’t even get me started on Sophie! I’m sure Spencer and Pickles are off somewhere being more discreet about […]
The line up – revealed.
But first. Today’s cup of tea. Well, one of them. I’m usually a four cup a day girl. So, Here are the five great, Hope’s Quilt, bonanza flowers that have made the final cut. Except maybe this green one. Which might need a little something more. See, compared to the others, it’s a little too […]
So if you promise not to tell anyone …
I cheat when it comes to making my quilts. BUT, Really, what’s cheating anyway? It’s not like I’m taking an exam or anything. My problem is, I’ve too many quilt designs inside of me, and not enough years in my life to get them all out. I’ve made loads the conventional way, and now I […]
Now we get to the part of the programme called, Tell me again. How exactly do you work like that?
(Or, Don’t worry E, I’ve started it now). – Since May I had decided to make Hope, my 5-year-old niece, a quilt, and, although I had started doodling ideas I never really got any further with it. Well, as E pointed out, it needs to seriously get started if it’s going to get to Hope […]
1.5″ lengths of 18 gauge fine silver wire. Wrap around a mandrel as below. Join together Ball up the ends with your torch. Fuzzy photographs. Sorry. Give it a friend. Repeat Repeat again. Until desired length. As this is fine silver the ends ball up perfectly, but the links are very soft. So, tumble to […]
And now for something completely different …
O.K. Perhaps not that different. Click on the image if you really need to know what’s going on here. Remember, you can never undo what you’ve seen once you’ve seen it. Otherwise scroll down to see what magic is going on in the studio this time. – O.K. So you bought this piece of amethyst a long […]
It’s going to be a good day …
I’m gradually putting some new things up on Etsy. I always balk at doing this as it seems to take so long to list everything, but the stuff is beginning to pile up and it’s all getting a bit overwhelming now. I’m still working on my own website but, again, it’s taking its own sweet […]
I’m gonna have to get me some new pixies.
I’m in the process of changing around my studio. The jewelry and painting have been nagging me for a bigger space as they’ve decided to sprawl and now take up every available inch of the back room. I love the ceramics and it’s always there waiting for me, but I think it can manage the […]
Chasing and Repousse
For my first attempt I went with a simple shape. I’m not really a heart person so I don’t really know what went on here, but it is a simple shape – I guess. And I worked it until I got to this. Very, very simple, but it was good to get the feel […]
Why jewelry making (for me) should perhaps be a spectator sport.
This is what happens when your mind wanders for just one nano second while you’re using the buffing wheel. So take heed new jewelry making people. This little beauty. Can do this. Soon I will make a booklet of all my jewelry injuries so that you can avoid them. It should sell for millions. I can’t give […]