Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Magic crossed fingers

Wow, thanks for crossing your digits! So our big news is that we are on the move. Leaving sunny Kent and heading home to Dorset. I haven't really got my head around it all to be honest- glimpses of heady delight nestled amongst sleepless night type terror. There is much to do and lord knows if any City and Guilds progress will be made over the next couple of months....but it is a bit of a dream come true. I am a Dorset girl, it's where I belong.

Pictured is my sample of contemporary insertion stitch. I think I have been influenced by the fabulous burlesque show which we recently saw! x

Saturday, 19 May 2012

She's got form

ticked off too. Yep this week has been a humdinger for the ol' City and Guilds. My 'form' design unit has been signed off, as has colour, machine quilting, machine drawn/pulled work and insertion stitches; Go Me! 

Form was a really interesting module, the top picture shows my resolved piece which was a kind of paper/straw/elastic sculpture affair. There were plenty of exercises about taking a shape from 2D to 3D and back again. These patterns and designs come from one of these.

I do like a nice collage, I think it's the excuse to browse all Simon's old National Geographic's.

All in all this has been my most successful design unit yet. I just have 'Shape' to complete and that will be the whole design section done. The drive to get this finished comes ever stronger as exciting changes are afoot and with any luck we are headed for a busy few months, please cross your fingers, thank you. x

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Look what I got!

So it's official- my new title. I am loving it, though I wonder if they'll be able to fit it on all my documents. The humble peasant here is Trash. The whole idea of the kitsch swap was to go nuts with the silly. I knew I could rely on Trash.

This fabulous Dorset jigsaw has a hidden message on the back- I'm not showing you- it's secret! 

There was loads of treasure- all wrapped and captioned/illustrated (seriously!). Those puppies are ready to protect me from splashes and spills in the kitchen- a puppy pinny- to protect my puppies- how cool? I also have a new notebook, with guards, some shiny cocktail umbrellas, a pretty wooden heart, a frog shower cap, some Dorset soap and fairy scissors- for trimming fairies.

Look at these hand made lovelies. You know when you see something hand made and it makes you almost weep? 'Live well, craft often'- yep that's a motto I can live by.

This fabric is FanTabulous. I'd like a nightie in this, that should repel unwelcome advances and allow me more crafting time.
Thanks Trash, really thanks a million- minion!