Have woken up in a super-grumpy mood this morning and for no good reason! Had a mammoth lie-in, probably just stayed in bed too long to be fair. Spring is definitely here. And we never even really had much of a Winter. Glorious sunshine and wind at the stables on Thursday, intense showers this morning. Spring. Mum … Continue reading Paper and gold lacquer
I'm surprised to realise that I haven't written here since 15th December. That's an unheard of amount of time. Things were busy before christmas, obviously, and they will continue to be busy for a little while longer. My aim to finish another corset or two whilst at home didn't work out due to a horrid chest … Continue reading Structural anatomy geek-out: BODYWORLDS
When I had my unexpected but lovely little ride on Wednesday, I had a moment of strong visceral memory in which I felt all fizzy as though I were a teenager galloping alongside Hadrian's Wall again. We weren't galloping on Wednesday, we weren't even hacking, and our little canter was rather lazy... but the memory … Continue reading When your personal symbolism is embarrassingly obvious…
...that's how I feel! A big old tired mix of things. I'm shattered from this month. But invigorated too. Though I adore making things I don't adore being stuck at my sewing machine for 12 hours a day, and my body didn't adore it either. Pain, numbness, general drop in wellness, stomach sickness... But at the … Continue reading Ruined… and elated…
At home and cosy on the boat. John's cooking a three bean chilli and I've brought a small bit of hand-sewing home with me, nice vibes. Shattered though. Have just updated my notes, thinking about time available. I reckon the 2017 corsets require another five solid (long) days of work to get to where I want … Continue reading Timeline
What a week. Great start to November. In addition to selling some old patterns and revealing the book project, this week has also been really good for actual corsetmaking. Many samples finished and posted, others finished and listed for sale, progress on orders, and I used a chunk of extra time over the past two days … Continue reading Silks…
Why do we love stationary so much? Just love boxes and notebooks and brown paper. Popped into town today. Bought various glass jars to continue sorting out my work area on the narrowboat for 2017. Ooh, it's good fun sorting sparkly things into jars and boxes... And it's good to remember some of the bits and … Continue reading The boat is wren-ready.
What a good week so far. DIY on Monday, loads of corsetmaking progress on Tuesday, photos for stables yesterday, and another productive studio day today. I shall confess though, by the time I was walking home today I had lost a touch of my chill! I've done a rough To Do schedule for the first … Continue reading Lion-hearted pony
Shirty letter from my studio landlords. "Your payment is late!" Nope, 'tisn't. Speak to one man on the phone who can't find the transactions, then get put through to a woman who finds them within 30 seconds. So that's a few minutes of mild stress for no good reason. Then a shirty letter from HMRC demanding … Continue reading Cloning?
Whilst finishing up orders and RTW designs, we're also doing the following: Considering shelving ideas for the few work bits and bobs that I'll be needing during 2017. Off to B&Q this afternoon, our Monday's are all about boat DIY at the moment. #narrowboatmakeover #sparklewrensyearoff selling/storing our equipment, fabrics, furniture, and antiques. creating storage/shelving on my boat for … Continue reading Boat progress