Wednesday, 12 September 2012

normal service is resumed

lovely schooley school is back and all the small people are fully occupied,
.I had a lot of fun in the hols, even did some sewing
above is a piece of batik fabric that I did at Angela's summer school, we had a lot of fun playing with messy paints and dyes and I came home with enough altered cloth to last me all year,
below is a book cover in progress, its a vintage doily that's been space dyed the white embroidery took the dye really well.

I have had great fun this summer, ,    I
took a break from blogging just to give my brain a rest[ its old, it gets tired]been to the woods, and parks and the seaside a lot
,I even camped at a hippy festival- wow the most fun Iv had in years, it was soo cool. hippys everywhere and lots of sitting on the grass doing handicrafts, and listening to great music, I even had a lesson in bollywood dancing to banghra, I used to be a hippy and it was all soo nostalgic , already looking forward to next year....
above is a standy  upee concertina folding christmas book  stroke ornament that I taught the ladies at academy to make this week, no doubt, as usual, they will return next month with at least three examples each, all better than mine and they will have thought of a better more interesting way to do it, they are very talented ladies,

And here's a second one I made, more stitchy.
certain people keep laughing at my loosness and raw edges and general untidiness[ you know who you are] so I am trying to be much more tidy and neat, I have to say its killing me, I practically feel like a grown up.

 I do hope, dear reader, that you are all very impressed with my calm thought fullness and neat edges,  grrr.
here is a nearly finished postcard, just needs a bit more stitching,its my entry for a masking tape challenge, it came along just at the right time, as I had just seen, fallen  in love with and purchased a big beautiful tube of the orangiest orange acrylic paint Iv ever seen, so I had a lovely afternoon smearing paint over about a yard of calico, so there will be more of this in the future. 
and now for something differant, my youngest filly is making a little folding bird book, well suposed to be, so we are slowly making pages based on birds or feathers.

last night, I grabbed some scraps and a thick felt chicken thingy and just stitched a birdie for her.


and after....
 One last thing, the top picture? I sewed that on tuesday night whilst gazing at Martin  Shaw on the telly, phwoar, be still my beating heart...

and one more last thing, found a new blogger today   hoolatallulah    a gal after my own heart, worth a visit.

am I all caught up?  yes? then good night, my needles calling me...


  1. Fantastibulous to have you back! :-) I love the stitchy books you showed us Monday night, just need to make mine now! sorry I can't do the circles thing tomorrow but I'll be up for the next one. I shall now go and visit hoola-thingy. See you soon-ish.

  2. Once a hippy always a hippy! I am loving your standy uppy thing (and your perfect description there of) and that dry english wit, I knew as soon as I read you comment you were a brit, hurrah for britishness and standy upy things, and higgledy piggledy sewing (though I dare say yours is most spectacular). I am actually a bit drunk right now, but all the same, jolly fucking hockey sticks, I rather like you!

  3. once a hippy ...always a hippy I say too ...lovely fun work ........x

  4. Oh good stuff all around. Love your stitchy chickens and all your stitchy goodness. Hippy away! xox

  5. Welcome back, it's great to see what you've been up to and I don't think you should fight against your inner looseness, if you know what I mean, I am referring to your textiles :-)
    Where was the hippy festival? Sounds great!


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