Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Out of sorts

I have been feeling out of sorts lately.
Quite a few of my friend have been in hospital or unwell.
Too many of you! But cheerio!

Have you been checking in to see what I'm up to?

Not much.
(say hello to Smokey)

I baked for my class but I am lacking motivation this week.
And I swapped this

for this after my "open studio"

A bit of "steampunk"
I made the pendant. I have wanted one of the for quite a while.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Not just about me



While lots of people came to my "open studio"

I had to thank the mountain climber for these photos.

He is largely responsible for our beautiful garden and it could not have looked better.




Sunday, October 20, 2013

I am so sorry

I am so sorry if you didn't make it here this weekend.
Don't worry.
I understand.

At least you could visit me here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

3 sleeps


Just doing a few finishing stitches now before my open studio.

This one isn't really part of the "theme" for the weekend

But I am finishing it anyway.

Hope you all can come by....

I'm thinking a slide show.....


Monday, October 14, 2013

5 sleeps

 There are only 5 sleeps to go until my open studio.
 If you are in the area I hope you can visit a few of us.

Friday, October 11, 2013

close up?

A close up did you say?
The is a very large pure wool shawl that could cover a single bed 
but squash into a small chocolate box.
Good for that next big trip....
I am very new to this "eco" dyeing: can you see the imprint of the eucalypt leaves?
The piece was folded and folded again and tied "shibori" style between 2 blocks of wood.
The pale stripes are because I tied with narrow tape intead of string.
I also have some dyed tape as well now.
It's on the little necklaces below.

Why make just one?
This was one small piece of silk form an old kimono which also went into the dyepot last week.
I am thinking a tiny sewing kit?

Monday, October 7, 2013

small things

 I am loving this little thing
( I am going to wear this as a pendant).
 I dyed and stitched last week
this huge shawl.
You will be able to see them here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Making things










I have been away at "tafta".

I have been having so much fun learning Eco-dyeing and stamping and printing....

just look at my shawl!

Time to put my feet up now.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


 I am trying some small applique now
Why make just one?
Here is three laid out but maybe they need a bit of tweaking.
A three-some?