For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I have been doing more of this...




making these for the christmas fair. Now I have a dilemma, I sold some of these in the shop last week, so do I put these in there??? I did think that I could put everything I make in the shop, then come the fair just empty the shop and take it all with me, what do you think?? I do after all need to eat between now and christmas.
I would also like your thoughts on this background, not sure if it's a bit much. That's probably because up until recently my world has been white, colour can sometimes be a bit of a shock!





Only a quick post today, sorry, lots of domestic goddess tasks to perform, I will leave you with these lovely pictures of where I spent ALL DAY last friday.








8 comments:

Jackie said...

you can temporarily de activate things (if its etsy you are talking about) so you can list them then just de activate when you do the fair.

jude said...

gosh, they are like candy!

Victoria said...

Magnificent. Utterly magnificent.
As for the shop question, by all means put them in, (as long as you feel comfortable making more should they sell before your show.)

Sara Lechner said...

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Needles said...

I'm here, just swampe. the ladies at the store have been busy with a fibre festival, packing, planning, going, and cioming home. I've been filling in most of their days, so it was back to full time for the last few weeks. Just leaves no time for anything. Darn work.

But it was yarny work, so it was all fun. I hope to get back to normal reading shortly.

Hens teeth said...

Portobello heaven!

We don't half have some dilemmas to deal with at times....this making and selling thing is not easy.

Thank you for telling me about Mosaic monday with Novembermoon.

Ruby said...

i just found your blog, oh my your embroidery is so gorgeous, i love it.

Jacky said...

I'm so envious... would love to take a walk down Portobello Road!

Plus, love the colour. Good idea to put things in your shop, get some pin money before Christmas!!!