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.