28/03/2010

moving

We just moved house. It's nothing like this darling one, this was made by elukka, but it is nearly as cute.

The best bit about unpacking is arranging your sewing things ....


Then you can make something nice for your new place. Especially if the couch is less than impressive!


Then you can put your feet up, have a cup of tea and look at your sewing machine from a completely new perspective.

06/03/2010

in print

Work recently asked me to sew a small quilt for a Times article, 'Make your own Emin cat quilt', to promote the upcoming V&A exhibition, Quilts 1700 - 2010. I was asked to use squares of V&A Fabrics mixed with plain colours of my own and Tracy Emin's cat motif appliqué to illustrate the instructions provided.

Seeing this in the paper reminds me of when I was about 10, I was at my friends house and her mum was looking at the local paper. She said 'oh look there is a girl on a pony!' I looked at the picture and it was me! (I had won a Rosette in a fancy dress gymkhana). As 10 year olds we found this hilariously funny. How I wish I had kept that clipping too.