I haven’t been able to come to this little space as often as I would have liked lately. November has been very busy so far and there doesn’t seem to be a moment to catch your breath. But it is, what it is.
In the quiet moments that I have been stealing away, I have been working on sewing up two little dolls for two very special people. These will soon be nestled in tissue paper, tied up with a satin bow and will be winging their way into the arms of two people who bring me endless joy and love.
I’m starting a new project today and I just love this fabric! It’s cool and overcast and the perfect day to sit at my dollhouse sized sewing machine and watch it hum away while I piece my project together.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, wherever you may be. xx
The weather has been a bit erratic today. We’ve had overcast skies, moving toward sunshine. Hail and rain and then back to sunshine again. So, it was the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon indoors at my sewing machine. I fell in love with this pattern. There is such a great 60’s/70’s mood to it. It was turned into a lovey for a little gal with a vintage vibe and is now fresh from the dryer and sitting on my ironing board awaiting it’s final press, before it gets sent to a special little someone…
I’m starting work on two projects today. This is the fabric for one of them. It’s a Japanese fabric made by Kokka and it is so buttery soft. I always hate making the first cut in a piece of fabric that I have fallen in love with. So, I’m just gonna have to be brave and do it. Once that initial cut is over, I’m always alright. It really is just the sweetest fabric!
I love starting on a new project. That is what I began this morning. I sketched out my pattern yesterday and inked it on to my cloth. This morning, over a cup of tea, I began to put my first stitches in. This will be the first of some special things that I’m making for a new little person that will soon be welcomed into our big family.
P.S. I know it’s been quiet around here as of late, but I’ve been very busy enjoying our beloved Denmark and drinking lots of hot chocolate for breakfast. I will have lots to share soon! xx
Well, I glued them on to ring bases, covered them in extra sparkly green glitter and gave them to my printmaking class as a Christmas surprise. I was really pleased with how they turned out. Nothing like a little Christmas bling to get you ready for the holidays!
Here are all my finished pieces. At least the ones I decided to keep. I practiced my turning technique on pieces I wasn’t too crazy about. Above is what I have to show for a week’s worth of work, a lot more ended up in the reclaim pile.
They will now dry out for about a week, then get bisque fired and then I will return to glaze them. So stay tuned, I’ll let you know how everything turns out.
Here are just a few of my pieces, I thought I would share with you. I made a small vase this morning “off the hump”, just to get warmed up. My tutor showed me how to make plates and bowls today, she makes it look wonderfully seamless as her hands move in, out, across and around. It doesn’t always look like that when I try, However, this afternoon, I made the perfect bowl.
The stars aligned, the sun shone from the heavens, the angels were singing, because everything went just right! I pulled the clay up perfectly with no issues and used my metal kidney to slowly start to form a bowl and little by little the shape took form. Once, I was happy, I called it a day, because you don’t want to mess with a good thing. The bowl I attempted to make after that, turned out fat and slightly off, but who cares? I got one right and it felt so good.
Tomorrow, I’m turning all my pieces out and glazing till my heart’s content.