This year I'm loving having my own workspace- thank you husband and Dad for creating my refuge where I can stitch and create and make a mess without disrupting the household!
|Blanket zip purse, upcycled vintage blanket, doily and fabric|
|Bunting made from fabric pieces from the stash.|
So here is a condensed update on whats been happening this January.
|Tanners Point, low tide.|
Its also been school holidays which means a little less productive "work" time but I have managed to sketch down lots of ideas for new products I want to create once we get back into the swing of school next week.
Last week I had a film crew visit for some filming in the studio. I tidied up because they were coming, and then the first thing they did was "untidy" as they wanted to show how I used vintage and surplus textiles to create my products. He he I should have realised my creative "mess" was actually of interest! I'll keep everyone posted with when my little spot will be on the telly.
Its Wedding season , and I have been busy with wonderful commissions for Weddings, some zip flower button holes for groomsmen, a few zip floral headpieces, and some custom blanket mice for table settings at a Alice in wonderland wedding reception. I love knowing something I made is part of someones very special day.
I also managed to find a little time to restore my vintage sewing work box. Its a rather wonderful useful contraption, the top layers open and extend out to house all my threads, and the bottom has drawers that I store my sewing tools in. When I found it the little wooden pieces that allow the tops to open and extend were broken, so I posted a few down to my Dad and he made up the replacement ones for me. It has squeaky caster wheels on the bottom so I can move it around the studio to where I'm working. I love it so much I bought another smaller one to store my buttons in, and to my delight when I opened it up I found lots of wooden reels of thread and some old lightening zips! Seems like it was meant to be!
|the "before shot" of my sewing cabinet.|