Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wonky Infiltration

My home is getting messier daily in preparation for the Sydney Stitches & Craft Show. Every where I look I see piles of fabric waiting to be wonky limbs:

Faces and limbs waiting to be attached to bodies:

Bits of fabric waiting to be limbs:

Bodies with faces waiting for limbs:

But seeing the big pile growing on the couch makes it all worthwhile! Now! Where was I? Oh, thats right, I was stitching.....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Army of Wonkies

I recently committed to participating in the Stitches & Craft Show in Sydney in August. Since making this decision I have been excited, a bit stressed....and BUSY! First task was to get Peta's shop 'Bambinos' stocked up with a stash of Wonkies to keep them going. My sweet mother Mazzy came down for a week to help me stitch! In a very short time she perfected the blanket stitch (for their eyes) and the ladder stitch (to stitch them up)...but she was exhausted by the end of the week! Welcome to my world...the price we pay for the joy of crafting!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Closet Fashion Designer

OK I admit it. I am a fashion designer at heart. Coming from someone pretty clueless about fashion in my teenage years, I realize I am now confident wearing what makes me smile, with no thoughts of what anyone else might think. For me, the ultimate clothing design is art mixed with fashion. The brighter the better. I have become a bit of a scribble addict and my sketchbooks are turning into a kaleidoscope of colour in the form of skirts and tshirts. Given my stitching time is so limited, I have to be quite in love with a design to actually take it to the next level (i.e. make it). And the fabric has to be succulent! Product plug: prismacolor pencils have to be the most exquisite ever created. So soft, easy to blend, and intense pigments in more colours than I thought possible in the world of pencils.