The weather has continued to thwart my plans for photographing my stock. There was snow in our garden this morning so definitely not a go-er for messing about out there setting everything up. I have progressed though and if there is a nice morning next week I will do a quick shoot. I have continued to work on another project and today finished a set of four place mats to use next Christmas time. The paisley fabric has holly on it and each mat is slightly different, I really liked making these and was planning a set for each season until I showed the first one to be finished to Simon. He raised his eyebrows and asked if I was joking. Apparently as our idea of laying the table involves throwing a random assortment of cutlery onto it Simon doubts that we will ever bother with place mats. Maybe he has a point (she said sulkily) but I refuse to give up on the idea that there might come a day when we have nice things that stay nice.
Next weeks project is 'minerals. I have a bag full of fabrics and threads in mineral colours and a gorgeous coffee table book from the library so am thinking this may be a mini series of bits and bobs. Firstly I am hoping to work on this base of sculpted felt, I have some space dyed grey scrim to be added next and then lots of crystal organzas to make the glinty bits- (sorry to any geologists!) I am looking forward to getting on with this, who knows next week I may have my list down to fourteen!
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