Posts Tagged ‘Textile Art’

February Review


Another month down, and it’s gone far too quickly, even taking into account the short-change on the days. Writing: 1) Finish SERE first draft by the end of Feb – *almost* done – within 2 scenes of finishing … 8) Complete and post 3 crits per month for Silver Griffin/Manic Medley – didn’t happen for […]

Goals, week 6


A short week this week as we hit the half-term break – school finishes Thursday and we drive to Devon on Thursday night for a long weekend. (Snow permitting – more of the dratted stuff forecast). Writing 1) 5 scenes on SERE (mon/tues) Textile art 1) FINISH the Anthriscus embroidery 2) update Magpies blog 3) […]

Dropped the kids off at school and did a session on the Wii Active … mindful of the fact that I need to have my heartrate between 130 & 150 to burn fat, I upped the difficulty to ‘hard’ and suffered for it, but my heart rate was well up there, so it’s all in a […]

Yesterday was a bit of a blank … took the children to play at a friend’s house, and that wiped out most of the day. Managed some sundry laundry and other housework, and did the final finishing on Honey’s tudor costume for next week (weather permitting 😉 Tired in the evening, so vegetated infront of […]

I posted a patchwork pattern I’d made a couple of days ago, and the sewing is now underway. I like to take ‘in-progress’ pictures as I sew along, and this is where I’m at as of this evening. I’m very much liking the combinations of colours and textures, and I can’t wait to finish it!! […]

I spent some time this evening working out a patchwork pattern & plan for a commission … is there anything more fun you can do with geometry?! 😀 The whole thing is only 45cm x 45 cm and has 68 individual pieces to it. This picture shows the full size template with numbering and markings […]

Immortal Jeans


So, I have these jeans. I love these jeans. They are the best pair of jeans I’ve ever owned. Red Herring, Slim Flare, bootleg, hipsters. The only thing is, they’re getting on a bit, and starting to disintegrate. I can’t allow that to happen. So. The Immortal Jeans Project: I will repair, patch, darn and […]

Children went back to school today, so it was back to work for me, too. All the cutting and piecing of the pattern is done for this patchwork tote bag … using the mineral grey tones of old denim & corduroy as a base, a good black cotton to line it, jewel-like fuschia silk for […]

Again, I couldn’t decide which photo to use today, so I’m posting two. An ‘inside’ day today, sorting through fabrics and trimmings and working out a couple of ‘mood boards’ for the autumn/winter textile pieces. The top picture, ‘forest fantasy’ is a blend of natural green tones that will work well with this seasons pale […]

Progress update for end of Q1 2009 . . . I think it’s overall been a pretty productive one, although as always I find it difficult to recognise my own achievements and focus on where I’m ‘failing’, even though I *always* think I’m going to get more done in a day than I ever do! […]