Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Off Piste as usual

I’ve taken up a new project called STITCH A WEEK put together by LEAH HALLIDAY

Week one is running stitch.
It’s the only running you’ll see me do.

I can’t help it but I never seem to stick to the script.
The aim is to build up a sampler of 50 stitches over the weeks but as usual I’ve gone off piste and will be presenting my stitches in a different form each week, starting with a cut up pair of children’s denims I got for 10p in the charity shop.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Boots and Basket at the ready

I can’t put it off a moment longer

The cupboard is bare and there’s a hungry 
wandering welder to feed later

So Red Riding Hood boots and basket at
the ready it’s time to brave the chilly wind and rain here in the north west of  England 

I’ve donned a charity shop find Crochet top over a vintage summer frock that I picked up in London a couple of years ago and underneath I’m wearing a M&S thermal long sleeve vest that cost more than the frock.  The petticoat was originally a skirt but I didn’t like the top layer so I did a mad axeman job on it and turned it into a lacy petticoat 

A friend made me this lovely brooch, which I wear a lot.
Now is there just time for one last cuppa before I go.
Yep looks like it.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Gently does it

Crikey it’s cold out there.  The days are calling for thick tights and winter coats and boots.

Gently moving into 2018 with a bit of sketching and a bit of stitching 

Inspired by mixed media artist 
books and cards

And what better than an afternoon tea with a lovely friend to warm the cockles of our hearts during the wintry days of January 

Monday, 8 January 2018

A bag a book and Barnum

I kicked the week off by finishing this tote bag that I’ve made from an old tapestry,
a piece of hessian, some blue gingham and a bookmark.
Yes, the flap to hold the bag closed is a fabric bookmark with a heavy button to weigh it down.

This book is fascinating.... it’s the history of  where and how each colour got its name.  Who knew that whitewash was used on walls as a disinfectant during  a wave of flu & typhus in 1848. It was also used to obscure images and writings on walls that were thought to be offensive or untrue.  
That’s how we must get the saying 
“A load of old whitewash “

Went to the cinema to see “The Greatest Showman” the story of Barnum.
It was fabulous, lots of great music and dancing and some very bizarre looking people.
I’m into my second year of two for one tickets via Compare the Meerkat insurance.
You can buy a one day travel insurance for a couple of pounds and you’ll get a reward
of two-for-one tickets for a year.  Go on give it a go.

See you soon 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Love, laughter and adventure

Happy 2018

I’m filling my year with laughter and adventures 

With beautiful things 

With things to do and workshops to look forward to.

And sharing it all with friends old and new 

See you soon 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Normal service will be resumed asap

Sometimes in life we have to step back for a while
Hide away, hibernate

Refresh ourselves

Normal service will be resumed asap