Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Busy as a bee but yet no honey

These dear ladies are the guardians of my work corner.They are supposed to symbolize the changing seasons but to be honest they kind of make me giggle.As you can see they are wading through an ocean of pretty offcuts and this is pretty much how I feel myself as of late.

Do you ever feel weighed down by how much you want to make but simply do not have the hours available to get it done in? I have always been a parallel creator with several makes on the go at once and this approach has always served me well...until now.

I won't bore you with the details but my making time has been halved recently due to other commitments and I have at least twenty unfinished makes sitting patiently on my desk.Each one flirting with me as I pass and sending guilty vibes through the cottage.To make matters worse when I do get a spare moment I start random makes like the knitted offcuts shown above so I can masochistically add another project to the unfinished pile.Anyway,self pitying moan over!

And all these unfinished makes?It is mostly bags and purses that I have been working on and trying to combine all sorts of techniques such as patchwork,leather work,making fabric flowers and more illustration on fabric.

These little illustrations are elements of a collection of patchwork fairytale purses. I've really enjoyed making these but I have added small details with gold embroidery thread which I have a passionately temperamental relationship with.I love the way it looks but hate using it..any helpful tips about using metallic thread would be very welcome! 

Well I better get back to finishing something..anything,lol.I'll of course show you the FINISHED products of my labour very soon I hope,I promise.
Take Care 


Supercutetilly said...

I often feel like you, there really aren't enough hours in the day! So sad that you have less making time as those knitted off cuts look so interesting, I would like to see all these finished. Thank you for your lovely comments and it's so nice to hear that you love Orla Kiely. By the way, have you seen that Citroen C3 she has put her stamp on ?? I don't think I'll be receiving one of those though, lol. Nic (sorry about the long message)xx

lilipopo said...

the bees and hives are looking beautiful and the knitting. I have found no easy way to work with metallic thread it has a tendency to make me snappy but looks so lovely. I find satin thread to be the same. I can't wait to see the fairytale purses
Kate x

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you both for popping by.
@Nic - I haven't seen the Citroen C3 yet..don't know if I dare,lol!
@Kate - nice to hear I'm not the only one who struggles with metallic thread but like you said it does look so pretty.
take care,xx

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Just not enough hours in a day... My Folksy shop has only 1 item listed!
Sweet post...and very pretty pictures (-;

dreamstar said...

Rest assured you are not the only person not having enough hours in the day and lots of unfinished projects.
Lovely post

Millie D said...

I love to see all the works in progress, gorgeous photos,