Margot update and an artist and maker call out

Margot update and a artist and maker call out on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Back at the beginning of the summer I was sitting at Blogtacular, notebook and pen in hand, ready to listen to Grace Bonney’s keynote speech. The previous 6 months had been busy ones. We were preparing for the summer at Margot, and still establishing what we wanted to do with the beach hut. Personally I was identifying and developing my style as a maker, whilst of course, sewing, designing, and making some stock. Plus I was balancing that alongside blogging, and doing some freelance writing.

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vintage fabric girl’s dress

vintage fabric girls dressThis 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.

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making momentum – vintage dress

making momentum - vintage dress

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?

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what it means to be brave and vulnerable

what it means to be brave and vulnerable

To be brave is such an important part of life. We can not know true love if we are not brave, we can not truly learn and develop if we are not brave enough to try, and then fail. Being brave doesn’t mean that you don’t feel the fear, it means that you do feel it, but you try anyway.

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my dream creative space

CL_RachelleBlondel via Pinterest

I was here earlier in the week telling you all about how March is to be a month of making. I also mentioned that my current workspace and sewing room is a bit of a mess.

Now I am all for a space that you make and create in being a bit messy – it’s a beautiful mess right? It does however have to be balanced with some organisation, otherwise my brain starts to feel a little chaotic, like the space around me.

Well I have been having a think about what my dream workspace would look like, and here are a few things that my ideal sewing room would have….

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