Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
On Sunday we went to Wolverhampton to see the Editors...not so keen, but Paul enjoyed it! On Monday we had a mad drive to get some jesmonite, which is a resin, to make bracelets, and then onto a charity shop hunt, where I got wool, fabric, a mitten and glove knitting book, a teeny purse for my sewing stuff, and some vintage buttons, and hook and eye fasteners. It was fab! Then I went to Knit and Natter with all my lovely friends and started a new scarf. Yesterday was a bit of a mish-mash day, I got a desk for my workshop, so I spent some time getting organised.I did a bunch of work in the evening, contacted some more potential stockists, and suppliers of materials and equipment, it's all getting very serious now! Today we went to meet my lovely friend Ruth, and I got 3 pairs of fantastic coloured vintage knitting needles and a needlecraft book. This afternoon I did some jesmonite samples with different herbs and spices, some more successful than others! Tonight we're having a lovely winter veg stew, and I'm going to carry on with my scarf! Good times!
Friday, 23 October 2009
I'm pretty pleased with it, I love the fabric, and the over sized button.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Bought these lovely books for inspiration - "Bend the Rules with Fabric" was waiting for me when I got home on Friday, and I picked up "Sew!" from the town's new bookshop Booka yesterday. I also got this very fab kitsch sewing box from one of the charity shops...It's a little bit over-loved on the inside, it needs a tiny repair, but otherwise a lovely thing!
Thursday, 15 October 2009
That's where I'm up to so far, feels like I've been stitching away for ages!
More creative spaces here!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The resin is in the two left hand rows, not the clearest of photos!
I've also been stitching onto acetate sheet, which has led me onto a pretty sweet little design, which will be tried out as soon as the resin is set! I have a bunch more ideas which need jotting down, but I'm starting to run out of energy so I possibly just need to make a list! I've just made myself a cranberry tea, so I think it may be time to call it a night.
I have a meeting this afternoon, which is pretty scary, it's to try and arrange a grant towards a laser cutter, and is a fairly big deal. I've got a nice notebook and a file, some nice clothes picked out, and my super cute Mary-Janes all ready, just need to do a bit of preparation this morning. I'm sure it's going to be an exciting day!
Winter's definitely on it's way; this was the sight that greeted me after Knit and Natter last!
Beautiful, the nights are coming in so early now! Anyway, best get myself ready!
Sunday, 11 October 2009
I've put in paint-brushes and make-up brushes, thought they'd make nice Christmas presents. I'm hoping that they'll be popular, I really enjoy making them!
Relaxing around the house...
and in extreme close up!
Gotta love kitties!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
It's a bit shaky but I'm sure it's not bad for a first attempt!
As usual, spread out on the floor, the living room table is all covered in boring old paperwork! I'm making lots of positive steps, my business is my main focus at the moment, and I look forward to the days when I can wake up and just start making! Going to test the market with some of my fabric wraps next I think, I enjoy making them and have had lots of people saying I should be selling them...I'm also going to be making some bangles, as well as more flowers and scarves. Might get some stock done this afternoon!
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Monday, 5 October 2009
Not my usual positive self, but some stuff that I feel better for getting off my chest. Normal services will resume tomorrow.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Right hand window with my scarves, and some of my brooches!
And my brooches in the left hand window!
I've been emailing this morning, following up some leads on a second stockist, as well as some materials, and the possibility of doing a stall. Next is some actual design work on floral patterns which should lead onto my own designs. No rest for the wicked...
But, here's a sneaky preview of all the lovely fabric I picked up yesterday, so gorgeous that I hardly want to use it, just look at it and coo!
And some close ups of the loveliness!
Back to work for now...