Roof of the 'broken church'. A million tiny amazing tiles - simply breathtaking. The church was bombed during the war but was one of the few still standing. They haven't restored it but allowed it to remain as a relic.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Hi all! Sorry for lack of updates! Am in berlin now after spending 2 days in london then a ferry from dover to calais and then a bus through belgium to amsterdam. Amsterdam was ok- wasn't a massive fan of the main town but the canals were very nice. Voldendam in holland was Gorgeous-just like what you expect 'holland' to be like with windmills and quaint little houses. Love to you all- will try for more updates (jen- I might need a raise to pay for my roaming charges!!)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
So to hopefully inspire you my dear readers, I just had to share with you the work of Emily Martin. Most of you are probably already familiar with her work as “The Black Apple” – she even appeared on Martha a while ago.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hands up who likes 'travelling crafts'?
I do- I love them! Something you can just whack into your handbag and take it with you anywhere. And when you have a spare minute you can just whip it out and stitch away! (this post was also done on the run via my mobile)
This week MyCreative Space is my travelling case where I am working on another hexy baby quilt-from gorgeous Beatrix Potter fabric.
I bought this great carry-all at the Craft Fair and its perfect for travelling as it keeps everything neat and tidy and very safe.
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EDIT: A few of you have asked about my "traveller" case. I bought it at the Sydney Craft Fair at Darling Harbour this year. It's made by a company called Yazzii and details can be found here.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The Good: The Business Shirt for Mr Honi that I’ve been working on. From a distance – it looks REAL good (unless you’re a tailor and you’ll probably be able to pick up the MASSIVE mistake pretty quickly) This is the first pattern I MADE MYSELF – so am super proud of that. This is a Good.
The collar is also Good as I managed to make those little holes where the bits of plastic slide in to make the collar sit nicely.
The Bad: My Sewing machine decided to have a little ‘spack attack’ and I was left with nasty loopy thread all of the cuff.
The Ugly: The interfacing on the cuff bubbled and warped dreadfully. Like when you’d put contact on your school books and if you rushed it – you’d have nasty bubbles everywhere. Luckily this was on the inside, but it still looks just awful.
And MOST Ugly – 2 MAJOR flaws with my pattern making.
2. MAKE YOUR NOTHCES people!! I didn’t and hence the lovely French Cuff Sleeve now sits toward the front of the shirt, rather than the side.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
My Creative space this week is my stable table on the lounge in front of the heater. Too cold to sew-my fingers don't move properly in this cold!! So, I decided to do a little painting (also part of my fortnightly 'cos we can' art project)
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