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, November 18, 2009

Time's up

Well that's it I can do no more. I put these buttons and brooches together at the weekend and saved the pictures so I could post tonight. I have made more things but unfortunately haven't been able to get any images so I will have to rectify that by taking lots of photos of my stand. Tonight I have the mundane to do, price tags, packing up and finishing some puffs I damp stretched last night.






I am being positive, things can only get better, honestly, things had better get better. I am not going to cry or rant about the fact that last night I left the door to my freezer open and everything has defrosted. I am not going to beat myself up because today I found out that I had booked my lodgings for Sparkle for the 19th-22nd December instead of November and that because they are fully booked I nearly had nowhere to sleep. No I am not going to loose the serene fragrance I have been clinging on to for so long. Instead I am going to enjoy the experience, good and bad, learn from it, return home and chill for a while, visit lots of you and relax for a few days.
See you next week. x

16 comments:

Ingrid said...

O my.....lucky you found somewere to sleep.Hope you have the best time at Sparkle!You have made so many stunning pieces, your stand will be a success!

Miss 376 said...

Oh Karen. I've had that happen with bookings before. My sis in law booked it and we didn't find out until we arrived.
Just think, all the things have gone wrong now, it will all be plain sailing now. Go and have a great time, and enjoy yourself

sparkle jars said...

These are AMAZING!!!

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness! Where are you going to stay?
There's always our car..once we empty it...
At this point I ask myself is it worth it?

Aida Costa said...

As Miss376 said, the bad stuff is out of the way now, so just go and enjoy yourself at Sparkle. It'll be great :)

Gina said...

Hope the weekend goes well Karen.

Jacky said...

Have a wonderful weekend Karen...I'm sure Sparkle will be amazing!
Look forward to hearing all of your news next week!

Jacky xox

méri said...

Enjoy these days, Karen!
Have a great, wonderful and precious weekend! you deserve

leilani said...

Can you just feel all the good thoughts wending their way to you from California? Hope so because they are being sent in abudance!

Marty52 said...

Good luck!

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy yourself big time!!!

See you soon.

jennyflower said...

Oh Karen, Good Luck, I will be keeping everything crossed for a fantastic weekend for you. xxx

Chrissie said...

Have a wonderfully successful weekend and come back and tell us all about it! x

changelingthings said...

Oh...I hope you get to chill out. I did, looking at your gorgeous buttons. Beautiful, as always. Glad you did actually find accomodation!

mansuetude said...

stunningly beautiful. What detail! agghhh!

i was thinking it was like candy on a wedding cake and i could eat it.
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i have been so "out there tired" i have put the ice cream in the microwave, or the milk... be careful when you get that way; careful with yourself.

Amelia said...

Hi Karen,

Lovely to meet you at sparkle. I love the gorgeous hand-crafted brooch I bought (my mum and I came at the end and you showed me how to thread the silk beads?!) and will put it in pride of place in my cabinet of goodies to look at and inspire me!

Hope it went well and I'm glad I found your blog! I'm discovering a whole new world!

Do pop over at: www.101birdtales.blogspot.com and also: www.ameliacritchlow.co.uk

Cheers,

Amelia.x