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, June 3, 2009

Beads, puffs, things to come....and where is everyone!!??

Proof that production for the Makey Do continues! It seems like ages since I posted, this week so far has been way too hectic and monday and tuesday I was wiped out after the intense heat. I don't want to put a dampner on anyones summer but that was just way too hot when you are stuck in a classroom! Thankfully we are cooler now, still sunny but cooler. I have been making loads of these, I really haven't got a clue how much stuff will be too much or not enough so I figure, just keep making and see what happens.
So we have ten of these,

ten of these,

and twenty of these, with around another fifty varied ones almost finished. As I sell these in packets of ten it doesn't amount to a lot of display items, I think there is still a long way to go to get a decently stocked stall!!

I also found a piece of crazy patchwork hiding behind some stuff I have hanging up, result! It isn't finished, backed or edged but will make some glorious cushions with half the work done already and then it inspired me to want to make a crazy patchwork doll, so it's all systems go, a little panic going on too about still maybe not having enough stuff......... One can but try.
I noticed this week that my stats have dropped drastically...help!!! Have I upset everyone? Is everyone on holiday? Is everyone out sunbathing? What's going on? I'm worried! Right, I'm off, with my fingers crossed that someone is actually going to read this!

25 comments:

jennyflower said...

Watching and drooling! xx

Jackie said...

Yes we're reading. Stop worrying.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Out of lurkdom to say I'm reading and loving your creativity!

Marty52 said...

Still here... wouldn't miss your posts for anything. Spring and summer (at least in the northern hemisphere) has everyone outside, I imagine.

Ulla said...

I'm here too! Isn't it great to find something half done and inspiring and useful?

Guzzisue said...

Hi, still here, I've noticed the same with my stats-puttting it down to everyone being outside and enjoying themselves :-)

meplusmolly said...

Blimey I have no idea about stats to my blog, really must sort that!

Can't wait to see all your beautiful work in the flesh so to speak.
And less is more as the say, a stall filled to overflowing is just as bad as you don't know where to start looking at things!

Your stall will be lovely, I'm sure ;0 x

Threadspider said...

Out in the sunshine, communing with strawberries! But when I am in, I'm still a very loyal reader.

méri said...

Don't worry!!!
We are here!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Been away on vacation....then suby with unvacationing...but have checked in....
Gorgeous stuff...as usual =-) Wouldn't miss any of your posts...

Joei Rhode Island said...

Sorry...hit 'enter' before I checked my typing...Busy...I meant busy....

antsje said...

it's just the sun.... don't worry :)

julielea said...

Like the embroidered 'confections'... they'd look good on the high table at a wedding... O and I can't wait to see your doll, have fun making it.
Julie x

Elizabeth said...

Still here, but working hard on my own embroidery piece. Yours look lovely, that will be a stall filled with some REALLY gorgeous stuff.

Miss 376 said...

Can't get rid of me that easily, lol. The patchwork doll sounds fantastic

marie said...

sorry! have been looking in but i knew you were probably busy. will return on a regular basis : )
as always your work is beautiful.

rose deniz said...

Still here! Maybe people are more lazy about reading blogs as summer comes... beautiful work you have going on right now.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello From Michigan,

Yesterday I discovered your lovely blog through Art4Sol's blog. I think you embroidery is truly unique and very beautiful. I especially love your embroidery plantation doll.

Infact, I sooo impressed with your dolls I have ordered one. I look forward to receiving her. I am also going to add your blog to my list soooo I can visit often. Hugs Judy from sunny Michigan.

Jude said...

Gorgeous, I'm here!!
Wish I had as many supporters...

elizabeth said...

Discovered you via SharonB's PinTangle -- what incredible work you do, so imaginative and personal. Thank you for sharing it in this blog.

Anonymous said...

looking and drewling,gorgeus work as always.have a lovely weekend/Ingrid

Jacky said...

I cant wait to see this crazy patchwork doll you are working on...I know it will be beautiful.

Lovely stitching as always, those little puffs are gorgeous.

Jacky xox

Diane said...

I have been terrible about my blog reading lately. I have close to 400 unread posts in my reader! I'm afraid I have my hands in too many pots and going a little crazy over here! Looks like you are well on your way to filling your shop up. I wouldnt worry toomuch...except maybe about selling out :p

Miriam said...

Still readin', still amazed!
Not so good on commenting though, I'll get better!:D

Victoria said...

Still here, and still drooling all over my keyboard every time I see your lovely work!