What a couple of weeks! I haven’t visited London for ages, and last week saw me going up three times. On Wednesday I went to a couple of press days and for lunch with some blogging friends, old and new. Thursday saw the final of the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (more on that later), and Friday was the start of a whole weekend of everything blog-shaped at Blogtacular (more on this later too). It makes me feel a bit tired just listing it here, and it was a week of go, go, go. I had to work really hard to find any pauses for thought and any moments of stillness.
It just happened to be a week where lots of lovely opportunities came clumped together, and I just tried my best to roll with it. More and more I am learning that there is something beneficial about riding with the momentum, and trusting it’s going to take you somewhere good. Read More
Last week Geoffrey & Grace and the other makers at Margot got some very exciting news…
Margot has been shortlisted for a Mollie Makes Handmade Award!
When I received the email to tell me, I was cooking Bailey’s dinner and I jumped around the kitchen giggling in disbelief. I had to read the email another three times for the news to properly sink in.
This vintage fabric girl’s dress is one of my latest makes. I have been working on several things for Margot and have been using the Worthing Art Trail as a bit of a deadline to work towards.
Made from a thrifted vintage pillowcase, it is a one off, as I now only have the cutting scraps left. I just love the beautiful open flower print, and the soft pink / brown tones of the fabric.
It’s great to be able to finally finish a few pieces off. I get such enjoyment from having a play like this, and taking some photos of what I have made. For me this is just as much fun as the making itself.
Thought I’d stop by with a little making update. Since my pledge back in March for it to be a month of making, I wanted to let you know how I am getting on. Well it’s May if you can believe it, so I have had two months to make my little socks off… how much do you think I’ve done?
I love taking pictures, ever since I got my first Canon SLR back in my early twenties. There is something about looking at stuff through a lens, that makes you notice things differently. When I take pictures it transports me to a happy place, my breath slows down, and I find my mind comes into focus, like the camera lens itself.