Sunday, 29 April 2012

Matryoshkas and Mothers

Not sure how it got to be the end of April. Only about 2 months behind on the businesss plan and product release timetable... and 5 months behind on custom orders. Never seem to be enough hours in the day. Thank goodess for coffee.

Somehow the bustle of Easter turned into the mad rush to be ready for the first market of the year. It is deeply touching how many familiar faces turn up, smiling and supportive. Spurs me on to more creative heights. Now, stitching like mad to be ready for the first trip up north to The Apron Market, Seaport. Not sure how the northern crowd will react to my humble offerings.... have to wait and see.

Just say, 'break an leg" and not tempt fate.... please

These little lady pendants will be heading up. Had to sew their tiny faces with a beading needle to get the detail right. NOT recommended at 2am. Threading is such a .. challenge.

The Matryoshka above is a free standing art doll, heading north too. Not taking orders for Mother's Day, unless you are hoping for a 2013 delivery. Sorry.

Due to such high demand locally, the etsy store is on hold for the next two weeks. Will Facebook and blog as soon as there are some more goodies available. Nice to be busy.

For now, I am back to the stitching.


Monday, 9 April 2012

All the latest

Hmmm. Starting to suspect I might be more suited to Facebook, than blogging..... I kind of like saying as much as possible in as few words. Like internet Haiku. Many years ago, when I fancied myself as a writer - somewhere between being captain of a starship and a vet, my grandmother said, 'imagine you have to pay for every word you write and choose wisely'. For now I shall stick to the stitching. There's enough ideas in my head to keep me going for a little while to come.

Must be all the solar flare activity, because I keep seeing the world around me in whole new ways. Suddenly it makes perfect sense to turn that raindrop into a piece of embroidery, or the clouds part at the right moment to reveal a perfect moon that seems to be weeping silver tears. Dandelions in the lawn are no longer weeds, but chime the last hours of summer that has been .

           There is such loveliness all around us, can we find a moment to stop and treasure it?
                                                               Wish more wishes

                                                      Be in the right place at the right time

Imagine to create whimsy,

And when all is said and done, maybe catch some sleep!

Getting ready for the first market of the year, 2 April... so perhaps not just

SQ x