Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pipe stems and pom poms

One of our favorite things to do in London is go mudlarking on the Thames. It's pretty easy to find these clay pipe stems. They are the remains of one-use tobacco pipes. The smaller beads are from Miss Lear's pottery class, umpteen years ago. And the pom poms are made with remnants of Rowan's kid silk haze. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Zozo eye pillow

We are still in a heavy crafting mode. The Zozo eye pillow from For the Makers is filled with rice and lavender. The beautiful bitty pom pom fringe is hidden somewhere in this mess. I used their Adrinko Eye template for the embroidery. My next eye pillow will have more rice, and different eyes. I love these.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Afternoons

We started these embroidery projects last Summer and now they've come round again. Why do dancing dishes crack me up? My Mom had a book of red work embroideries and there are some examples copied from newspaper ads. I should do a series of tea towels using logos and cartoons from the paper.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Some items for a Summer to do list

This sweater by The Elder Statesman in Vogue is calling out to me. I'd like to make it in blue out of a cotton blend or a linen like Quince's Kestrel.

We just returned from two weeks in England and Scotland. We went mudlarking in London one night. I want to make a wonderful necklace from all the pipe stems. I have been experimenting with pom poms out of leftover kidsilk haze, maybe this is where I will use them.

I have so many photos of Roman pottery! Greek and Roman perfume bottles! Tiles! I need to create a pottery studio this Summer and make Roman teacups.