Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
It has been a strange week of mixed emotions. I just want to make things but sometimes other people's needs come first. I can get so wrapped up with creative projects that I think that if I lived alone I would just make things until I lost consciousness!
There are some jolly bluebells in the garden right now. Alas, not the wild native Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta but the Spanish Hyacinthoides hispanica which is threatening to take over our native species. They are pretty all the same and I will pick them later and put into a jam jar.
I hope your Friday is going well and that you have a cheery weekend. If you do decide to make a pincushion from the tutorial above let me know how you got on.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Today I have one of my monkey mind days. Should I embark on some machine sewing, or do some fabric printing or a follow a further painting lesson in my Carrie Schmitt book, or even take another look at the felt animals and see if I can get around the problems I was having making them?
For now I think I will take a deep breath, have some breakfast and see how the mood takes me afterwards. Do you have any advice on how to tame a monkey mind or resist jumping from one project to another? Sometimes I feel quite exhausted!
Have a great day!
Monday, 18 April 2016
Have a great week wherever you are!
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
I had to give up on making the little felt animals. After many failed attempts whatever I was doing wasn't working. Many of the pieces were so tiny to turn inside out and sometimes I was required to machine sew through four layers of felt. I think I will just take inspiration from the book and make my own version of felt animals. The book and its instructions were far too advanced for my skill level.
Anyway, I still felt the urge to make 'something' so I turned to the patterns in one of my 'Tilda' books. I felt much more comfortable in understanding the patterns and instructions.