Until we finish with the studio next month, all our Mondays are being spent on boat DIY. Some things that just need doing before winter regardless, and some things that will make my life easier once I have my small selection of 2017 projects stored on the boat. Yesterday, we got the fireplace grouting finished and … Continue reading DIY Mondays
Well well. I've been thinking of my birthday (30th November) as being around the time that our studio lease is up, as I remember getting keys and making announcements and such around that time three years ago when we took up the premises. But I may have remembered that wrong! I'm going to need to … Continue reading Golden mannequins and golden ponies
I've just ordered some mother of pearl for the "year off" corsets. Well, for one or two of them. Excited to do something pale and sparkly. Found some large sew-on Swarovskis that I forgot I had. That said, Holly's just been cutting out two "year off" corsets in a richly gold-green duchess! Very chartreuse, very green fairy, … Continue reading Pewter
A thistledown flew into my boat and landed in my hand. I put it in a glass jar, but it made me sad so I let it go again. I am sat on my boat and can smell fire, so someone must have decided it's chilly enough to light a stove. It's the first day of … Continue reading Thistledown
"[...] nothing that you love is your very own." Epictetus, Discourses III.24. July has been an odd sort of month, in some ways. Progress on the boat, unexpected time to do DIY (I'd forgotten for ages that Holly would be on holiday, so hadn't factored in a couple more free days), a personal health issue (nothing … Continue reading General musings
Some bits and bobs for you. These pictures were all first shared on my Instagram. But I would only recommend following if you don't mind your couture corsetry pictures interspersed with ponies, narrowboats, cats, and my boyfriend!
A condensed, personal, view of 2015. I know it can sound trite, but I am so very very grateful for this year and the people and experiences in it. I don't know how to convey it without falling into clichés, but it's true. Happy New Year everyone.
Well, after a busy and topsy week of boat painting and corsetmaking, things are now somewhat back to normal!Yesterday, we went out to Halesowen to slip the boat back into the water before journeying the 12 miles home. It was cold but didn't rain, which was a mercy. We were late setting off and so … Continue reading
What a topsy turvy week it's been. Last Saturday I was volunteering at a stables just south of the city, as I do every weekend (sadly not yesterday though, due to the rest of the week going slightly bonkers). That was a joy, as ever. Sunday was resting and home stuffs, then Monday was my … Continue reading A week in the life…
Well, I am taking a week's stay-cation...! Time to recharge the batteries and potter around on our narrowboat like the lucky girl I am :-)I will be "out of the studio" until 7th July. Emails, requests and OOAK purchases will be dealt with upon my return.So I thought I would leave you with some beautiful … Continue reading Out of the Studio