Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Thursday, 28 February 2013
I stuck it up on Sophie's wall, but I don't consider it finished yet. I would like to keep going with a cushion top perhaps, or something else. I had to stop yesterday to do the school run (or walk, as we do!), so it was a swift tidy up. It was such a lovely afternoon though - some self-imposed creativity to have a break from the list of 100 million things to do!
PS Walking in to Sophie's room this morning, I found this piece upside down - she knows it's not facing the right way, but hasn't worked out the image is reversed rather facing up rather than down... I will have to explain it when she gets home!
Sunday, 17 February 2013
In a kind of spirally, clockwise direction from top left:
- Thrifted floral pillowcase (this and the white sheet are the only machine made items on the bed)
- Orange and pink stripe and patchwork cushion with Gocco printed grasses (me)
- Pink Ken Done doona cover (mum - which was made for me when I was about 14!)
- Strip sewn quilt (me)
- Cream and pink crochet rug (unknown maker, bought by a family friend from a market)
- Hand printed quilt with fruit trees and more (Kate - made as a present for Sophie)
- Sleeping girl cushion (me)
- Thrifted white sheet with hot pink flowers (unknown maker)
All so delicious it makes me want to curl up in there and have a nap!
See you later!
PS I had to edit this to add in a couple of things I forgot - that's what you get for listening to someone doing their school reading at the same time... must not multi-task, it is very over-rated!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
In 2008 I entered the world of blogging, one I had observed from afar for a couple of years before I entered the fray. I loved making things but I wasn't sure I had the confidence to share my creative life with the world. I tentatively took the step - and jumped straight in! It was a time of immense creativity in which I handcrafted wares and set out to live a creative life. I sold cards to a couple of local shops and started a Madeit Store - neither of which would make me rich any time soon!
It was great fun though - I indulged my love of photography and bought a Nikon D80 digital SLR (which I have never regretted - it takes beautiful images), fed the graphic designer's soul with an Imac computer (later purchasing Adobe InDesign - fantastic for work and home) and bought a Print Gocco for home screen printing.
These sweet images of Sophie were made then - I traced over a photo of her, created a screen and printed a run in red and then yellow. When we are in our new house I will frame some for her room - she wants to use them in her crafting and I keep having to say no - they are just too precious! It was a very rare, still moment in a busy toddler's life - it reminds me how like Jono is to Sophie, always going at 100 miles an hour.Greedy for Colour, started her blog at the same time and it was a terrific way for us to keep in touch with what we were doing. Instead of just emailing photos between ourselves, we were sharing them with everyone else! It made living in separate countries just that little bit easier.