Sunday, 21 March 2010
Am off to the UK for a week and am busy trying to organise myself. What to wear seems the biggest problem,will it be warm or will it be cold? I will have some money just for me. I could buy clothes but we are going to an Antiques fair and I know there will be lots of joyous things there I would love to have. I will be searching for vintage material ribbons,lace,anything pretty I can use on my dolls or my other textile things.
Friday, 19 March 2010
I made these two dolls last year before I tried painting faces. I now love painting the faces but it is very difficult to get exactly the right expression. As a result I have boxes of heads that aren't quite right. I can't bare to cut them up, because they seem each to have a personality. Maybe I could make some sort of collage with them?
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Its a Wet and grey start to the day so am going to spend the day in my workroom. I began to make flowers yesterday and was so pleased with them got carried away. Today I am going to make a bag using some of them, then I would like to make a crown covered in them. It would be just decorative I think or maybe I could make some brooches, Its a good feeling to have so many possibilities.
Yesterday I took these photos of our wood and some flowers in a tub in front of the house,my favourite colours. If anyone knows what the strang red fungus is called let me know
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
My daughters sent me this lovely bouquet of flowers . I love the colours so am inspired to make a bag or a cushion center if I can find the right materials in my stash. I do have some fragile antique pieces of silk but not sure if they will be strong enough. Will have to try a tiny piece!
Monday, 15 March 2010
The beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine today have shaken off my winter blues. I suddenly remembered how much I like getting up early and going to vide-greniers or brocantes here in Normandy in the warmer months of the year. Then I thought I would go and wander through our wood,something I haven't done since last year. To my delight there were daffodils and acconites every where, I could see that the primroses are soon to be in flower and birds were beginning to build in the many nesting boxes we have put up. I looked for signs of the water voles building nests but none so far, I hope the recent heavy snow hasn't driven them away .I came back indoors looking forward instead of back.
A wonderful Spring day which lifted my spirits especially as I had just accepted a delivery of the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from England for Mothers Day.
This bag is one of my latest creations, I designed the silk velvet flowers then hand appliqued them to a dark blue woollen weave. Petite but still large enough to hold a purse and mobile phone whilst being perfectly vintage chic.