Monday, 16 February 2009

This and That

Hi, hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was very quiet, I sewed, watched bad television, and on Saturday night the boy & I watched a lovely film called "The Straight Story" about an old man who rides across America on a lawnmower to visit his ill brother. It was amazing.

This coming weekend is going to be a lot busier, as on Saturday I am off to Cambridge with some great poster artists, to a great poster exhibition, which is going to be a lot of fun. I believe there is also a gig happening on the Sunday evening! Exciting stuff :)

I've been making a very big mess of late (scraps of felt are becoming very familiar features on my carpet) and the other night I couldn't stop sewing and gave myself a headache. But it was a productive headache, at least. Here is the army of badges as it appears at the moment.

There are also a few ideas for projects in the near future. I won't talk about them just yet though, in case they do not work out. But suffice to say, I am excited.

Here is where I have been working, with aforementioned mess. I am hoping to buy an old desk or table from the big charity shop near my house soon, which I can put beside my window. I need good light for sewing, otherwise it makes my eyes go all funny.

I've been reading a fair bit of the Handmade Nation book which I got for Christmas lately, it's really interesting and today a friend recommended My Paper Crane to me, which I then realised is one of the featured artists in the book. The website is full of lovely stuff and I spent ages looking at all of it. There is a really lovely heart embroidery project, which has made me really want to try my hand at something similar. Check it out if you have a few minutes!

Oh and I had the most amazing thing on Friday: a hot chocolate made out of an actual chocolate bar. Dreamy. I have been constantly craving them ever since.


  1. hello there! im really glad you are excited about the poster roast!! i cant wait either..i think its going to be a whole bunch of fun..see you saturday!! p.s your little badges are very lovely!x

  2. Yeah, see you Saturday :) And thank you! x