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







Sunday, January 23, 2011

puffs....

Saturday night, party, party, party.....well to be more precise, fabric, scissors, thread and stuffing. Now that's my kind of party. Look at all the puffs I made!! Can you tell which ones are my favourite. No prizes for guessing because I am soooo predictable.

These little cloth parcels will find their way onto my toe wrap. Some will be added to the surface, others to the edge. I haven't decided yet which way up I will put them but the reverse, the more open side is somehow more appealing, the pleats and gathers are so touchable.
I have big plans for the rest of my sunday. I will be abandoned later so the menfolk can go to the footy....bliss...all afternoon on my own and no cooking!! If they can swan off to the footy I can abdicate responsibility in the kitchen so it's take away!! Why can't there be football every day??? So the unmentionable will receive attention whilst the kettle constantly boils for my coffee and I roam alone in my little dwelling...
hope your sunday will be as wonderful as mine...

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I've got a couple of hours like that too, lol, although I have to cook. It's all prepared and just waiting to go in and be turned on at the appropriate time. Enjoy your afternoon. These puffs look good either way

deanna7trees said...

they are candylicious. my day will be spent with my weavings that i'm doing in jude's class. enjoy.

Elizabeth said...

Just a few hours to oneself can feel like heaven on earth. Enjoy yourself.

umelecky said...

Lucky you! I have to wait for the next fishing adventure for that free time to myself.
Love the puffs!

Suztats said...

Enjoy your Sunday! I'll be having fun working on my white piece. Stitch away!

jennyflower said...

I hope your afternoon has shaped up exactly as you wished- loving the puffs-enjoy the take out. xx

Tammie Lee said...

yea, so many sweet puffy balls
and a home to yourself, I do hope you have had a lovely day~

Lois Evensen said...

Ah, I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Such fun.

Madame Samm said...

Hi Karen, your work is exquisite...would you like to be a guest blogger on Stash Manicure..we have a pretty large gathering of sewers and quilters...122,000 + per month in fact...Would love for you to do a post on making our quilts as lovely as you depict here...lovely indeed..

Johoanna Boykin said...

The puffs are wonderful. I like the open side too. So touchable.

Jill said...

Ha ha, yes I am just the same when my DH says he is off out for an hour of two - "don't rush back dear, take your time". Love the little bundles.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

aaah - the total bliss of having a house to yourself! Doesn't happen around here very often so I really treasure those times. Enjoy your coffee and your stitching!

Patchwork Linda said...

You mustn't forget to make the men feel guilty about their footie trips,mean I know, but makes the sewing even more pleasurable.From Vintagerockchicks little sister

Rachel said...

Sounds like a blissfully creative afternoon. Hope you had fun!