Mug Rugs!!! I love them, so much better than a boring coaster and they also soak up any spills or condensation. These rainbow strips I got as samples from a long shut down website/ shop – Strawberry Fayre. I had to do something with these strip how ever small. I was not precious so just sewed them together really quick (had to be a colour gradient) not even fussing about even rows and then grab batting, backing and bias binding from the stash of leftovers. In total about an hour was spent on the two and it got me back into sewing and a mental break after the baby.
I really enjoy life drawing! Not men so much but I do love the curves and lines of women’s bodies. At school I did a couple of art trips to St.Ives and had my first taste then, an embarrassed teen. Once I got to looking past the nakedness and looked just seeing shapes it all came together.
These two charcoal sketches were done in St Ives all those many years ago. During many of my ruthless throw-outs I couldn’t bear to part with them as I think I’m very proud of them and it reminds me that I can produce good things if I work at something. They have now found a place out of a portfolio in the loft. Each is pride of place in a bathroom and when I look at them they make me smile.
Couple of years ago I did an adult education stained glass course. Can’t remember if it was 6 or 8 weeks, but I did start and finish this panel. I designed the template based on art deco rose (this is full size as you cut the glass on top of it) and each week did a bit.
It was so nice to spend a couple of hours out the house making when the hubby was out too and first daughter (second was still tbc) sleeping over at grandparents. I would come home from work, eat and then go out.. it was like I had a life!!
The soldered joints are looking very silver. I remember at the time we were suppose to scrub the whole lot with a brush to finish which I think I did but maybe not enough!!! I should really research this and pluck up the guts to solder on some rings so I can hang it.
Overall I am very proud of my efforts and original design. When I have more time probably when both girls are at school I will dig the stuff out and do some more.. Something like a rainbow Tiffany lampshade.
I am going to try and post every Thursday a couple of shots of something I created before starting blogging. Really for my own record to remind me all of the amazing things I have actually already made or done!
First is this quilt I made 2 years ago now. Its the quilt i am most proud of as its as close to perfect I have got. I trimmed all the squares, chain pieced and ironed all by the book (well mostly). It started with a charm pack which was … surprise surprise … a colour gradient in solids. I raided my stash for as many other fabrics which would go. I had to go with my favourite shape ‘a square’ and thought I wanted to make a play mat…. baby girl might of been a twinkle in my eye… even then!
And here she is now enjoying it… not being sick on it as I only let her lay on it for as long as the photo took!