Thursday, 21 February 2013

shoes and chickens

Evening all.
Don't seem to have got very far this week. This damn end of Summer heat is so draining and awful. There has been rain tonight but it seems to have totally avoided this little inner city area and the plants are screaming for moisture. 
The studio is still foully hot and sweaty but there has been a bit of work done. Not nearly enough. I'm still obsessed with the wax prints and made a few dresses in this fabulous shoe print. These prints make me laugh. I'm working on some 'chicken' chemises at the moment, I had just enough with a bit of jiggery-pokery to make two dresses, two side panels have had to be cut upside down but I don't think it will be too noticeable. 
A friend and I were chatting on the phone last night about how boring retail is this time of year. It's hard to keep energy or motivation up, it's the dregs of Summer wearing us down. I'm waiting for the golden Autumn light to start and then I can get the dye-pots bubbling away with angora gloves and feel a bit more motivated. I have a mountain of emails to compose and need to get my brain fired up, bring on the change of season. 
As you can tell I am devoid of inspiration in my typing tonight. I really am keeping my sentences a bit too short. Thanks for all the new people who have dropped by via Mollie Makes (I really don't mind that you may not have bought the magazine!) and I saw this evening that they have used more of the photos on the cover of the Mollie Makes Home bookzine. Ever so slightly weird. Those photos were done so long ago it is quite disconcerting, the tapestry wall is still up but quite different and you can't see the surface of the table due to numerous piles of boxes and tools and a mountain of folded towels that have been perched on that corner for about 6 months. 
I am not good with sorting and putting things away. 
That's all you really need to know about me.
I hope you continue to visit.


  1. Love the dress, but my eye was drawn to the EXPLOSION of cushions on the floor behind!

    1. those cushions are 'dead stock' LG.... to be either sold in a sale or recycled.... what a mess!


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