Saturday, July 08, 2006

A work in prgress thing, going to be a floor-cushion for my neice. I've got 2 to make so will post a picture when both are finished.

Friday, July 07, 2006

We are going over to my sister's on Sunday for dinner, I've made her this paintbrush holder. Made with irish linen, lovely to work with. I rarely make patterns for straight up and down jobs, just measure up, cut then sew away, I finished this at the edges with blanket stich. I've always found genuine comfort in both doing and looking at blanket stitch.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I found this brilliant little book today: Dorothy Aldis' "looking in and other poems" so sweet!Printed in 1956. I have typed out my favourite - called Daddy! Love the last line!!

I don't think the text is readable so here is Daddy:

Our Daddy reaches up so high

We stand on chairs to say good-bye.

Every day he shaves his face

Excpet for the bristly place.

At breakfast time he eats two eggs,

He wears long trousers on his legs.

He tightens screews when they unscrew

And does things that we tell him to.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Below are some images from books that I used to make, 'old time blogging'!! The oldest one (with mona lisa on cover) was started 19 years ago.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I found this 1940's neelde book at the local OS - the good news is the needles are indeed rustproof. I love the domestic scene created in this picture - young girls learning to sew, everyone happy and smiling at the thought of that massive roast slow cooking in the oven. All in a days work! I must get off my arse and get some house work done today!