April 28, 2008

New wips...


I have been working on another one of these bags, just got to add the rest of the decoration.  This one is a slightly different shape to the first, curved at the bottom, mainly because I was running out of the felted wool, which is a shame as I do like the mottled background with the burgundy and green flowers and leaves.

Next, will be some stock for the Etsy shop 'Pink' range, which I've started playing around with some ideas for already.  The two little green owls were given to me by my mother-in-law, sweet aren't they?

We had a great trip down to London, although it did make me realise that the last 3 years of being a stay at home mum have left me feeling a bit out of touch.  I came to two decisions on the train on my way home,

1.  I need to subscribe to Selvedge magazine to get up to speed with what's going on in textiles these days, and...
2.  I need to go clothes shopping, there are so many fashion trends that seem to have passed me by!

Thank you for all the get well wishes, they are much appreciated and I am feeling much better I'm pleased to say.  Plus, how fantastic is this?!  A lady called EmilyT left a comment on the eye patch tutorial post...

"You're going to be famous in Cuba!  In a couple weeks I'm going down with our church group, and I had been asked to bring the stick-on patches for four kids in their neighborhood. I hated to bring something that could only be used once and thrown away.

So I took your wonderful directions, translated them into Spanish, added the photos (which are really helpful) and will bring them, together with an assortment of felt and decorations. Folks can make many many of their own.  Thanks, see how your goodness spreads all over!"

Emily, if you see this (unfortunately, blogger has given me no way of contacting you), I am so pleased!, I'd love it if you were able to send me some photographs.

Right, decision time, mop kitchen floor or sew, while Luke is still asleep..., what would you do?!

9 comments:

quiltdude said...

Definately sew!

Love your felted bags. Great news about the eye patches too, I really loved them.

Clare

quiltdude said...

Definately sew!

Love your felted bags. Great news about the eye patches too, I really loved them.

Clare

Laura B said...

Sew, sew, sew, sew, sew. The floor will still need mopped tomorrow and something else will crop up to, make the most of these quiet moments! Congratulations on your Cuban craft spread, it is wonderful how your ideas are born here and spread through out the world :)

Ali said...

Hope you sewed. And that's so lovely about the eye patches - knew the idea was a great one!

Blossom said...

WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
famous in Cuba!!!!!!

Love the bag too. :)

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Great WIPs! Can't wait to see them finished.

What a lovely comment from the lady in Cuba - must give you a warm fuzzy feeling!

Suzie Sews said...

Well you know the answer...as for the pink's...lovely. A trip to the city, yes sure way to make you feel out of touch, although with the fashions the rule of thumb I use is if I wore it twenty years ago is now in fashion!!!
As for the subscription, its a great magazine and so much to use for inspiration and they are llike little books, which is good enough for me to renew a subscription...

Monkee Maker said...

Hmmm ... mop the kitchen floor or sew ... mop the kitchen floor or sew ... tough choice ...

Your felted bags are so sew pretty! (but please show more of it next time!) and many congrats on the excellent eye-patch news.

:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your felt bags. I have been inspired and felted my first jumper yesterday - this could be the start of something....

How amazing that your Eye patch tute is being adopted in Cuba!