Yes! I have completed one task and that would be my first attempt at granny square slippers. I had no pattern to follow I just looked at a pair that were given to me many moons ago and it is only recently that I actually realised how they were made. So me being me and loving a challenge I decided 'I can make my own' especially as the lovely slippers I got for Christmas from one of my craft group developed holes form me wearing them all the time. Et voilà my brand new slippers.........
loving the colours and I think they could be the Nike's of the slipper world!
And lastly I finally made a classic on Sunday when I had ants in my pants and could not relax, so I decided to make French onion soup which I ate yesterday with home made croutons and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese (sorry not the classic Gruyère).
This is the last thing I will say! When I have the time I will post the pattern and I am happy to make them for people if you are interested (colours will vary).
The sun was shining when I woke up this morning which put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. I even decided to take a picture of the lovely blue sky from my window
but low and behold the blue skies have now turned that familiar grey we all are accustomed to-roll on spring I say!
Anyway I also decided I must try and finish off the other cardigans I started to customise for my new venture. I already have 7 ready to roll but would be nice to round it up to 10 and then I can get them photographed and put up on some online market place to sell. Must get this ticked off my mental list before spring arrives and I am a year older!
As usual with these projects there are always a few things that you can never quite get into because in some way I am uninspired or have too many ideas so they are near completion but need a eureka moment form Moi!
Even having problems deciding on how to use these lovely pieces of Victorian frogging I purchased from Spitafields market.
Before I sign off I just had to show of my 'Bibles' for craft ideas
These have helped to inspire me over many years for my own projects and for workshop ideas with kids and adults.
I would like to thank my mum and cousin for noticing my interest as a child in all things craft and fashion by letting me collect old creative hands and by giving me the fashion extras book. I can see many trends have made a come back and others that will just stay on the pages of these books.
So yesterday I attended Materials Monday which is hosted by the lovely Andrea and it is part of a programme that I am doing with Cubitt, which is a gallery in North London which runs an education programme for Artists to become educators leading workshops to all age groups.
This was the first Materials Monday for the year and we are beginning to look at colour. One of the group the lovely Ella had brought in some homemade play dough!
We started off with the primary colours and then we proceeded to mix the secondary colours and so on from the colours we made.
Here is my attempt, and I say attempt as by the time I got the hang of it it was time to leave. But believe me when I say I shall be making my own play dough.....watch this space.
New year, more blogging. I have rediscovered my blog. After nearly of two years being sidelined for my website I have decided to try and post more on here,especially as I have seen I have had over a hundred views and all those poor people have had to look at are two lonely videos. well not any more! I am adding another video here today and plenty more bits and bobs that will hopefully keep visitors wanting more. Any way here is a video for KangaROOs (you know, the old school trainers with the pockets) I styled their online campaign for them last year.