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Monday, 30 April 2012

Round and Round the Garden

My latest Sew Weekly creation.  You can see full details here.  I had a lot of fun getting this fabric to match up and am convinced it's genuinely 'old', though I may be very wrong .....  Anyway, I like it and thats all that matters!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Another Day in London

This time, for the Fotofringe event at the new exhibition venue, King's Place, just round the corner from King's Cross on York Way.  A couple of posts ago, I was lamenting the lack of rain, but I got my wish today.  I would have preferred it not to rain on one of my only days out to London ...

It reminds me of one of those Impressionist paintings...Post Office Tower looming in the distance

This is King's Place, a new arts venue for exhibitions and trade fairs.  I went to a Picture Library show to find some new suppliers.  On the same block is a just opened branch of the London Graphics Centre and I stocked up on drawing inks and a packet of sheets of felt at a really reasonable price.  Made my day!  Particularly the really helpful girl in the shop who knew loads about the products.  She said this branch had opened in addition to the Covent Garden one to catch trade from the new arts centre.

King's Place - I was lucky to get the 'Union Jack' taxi in!

During lunch, I popped over to Camden Passage in Islington - a favourite of mine, particularly as 'Loop' knitfing shop has now relocated there.  You can also find vintage clothing stores and antiques.  It was a bit quiet on the day I went but I've also been there when it's heaving with crowds.

'Loop' knitting store - look at the owl!  Fab!

Retro clothing store

World famous 'Annies'

Royal Memorabilia
Great way to use old pairs of jeans!

The departures hall at King's Cross station is quite stunning now, definitely worth all the upheaval.  Look at that ceiling!

A grand day out ...

Friday, 20 April 2012

Colours ...

I see this door on my way to work every morning and today had my camera with me.  Aren't the colours gorgeous?

You might find it hard to believe...

But sometimes, I miss this kind of thing...(great for the complexion and for lovely shiny hair!)  A different kind of city altogether...

Photo is from Manchesterdailyphoto.com, credited to @hiya bo

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Tale of Two Cities

I so enjoyed every aspect of this dress.  I happened to be on leave for a week at home for Easter and did just a little bit each day ... sleeves one day, neckline the next, lining etc, etc ...  all while I was watching comedy films on TV!  Then I had a lovely dress to wear on my return to work.  I had fun getting the photos together during my lunchbreak and then using my new-found editing skills to finish my posting here at Sew Weekly.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Beach Huts, Dreaming of Summer

I've made this little collage of gouache and torn papers.  It's going in an exhibition over the May Bank Holiday here in the UK at Grimston Celebration of Art 2012.  The show will be in a church on the edge of the Sandringham Estate.  It's a lovely atmosphere there, with musicians and tea and cake.   I've exhibited before, along with a hundred or so other pictures by East Anglian artists.   

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Fell off the yarn wagon ...

I was invited to a yarn 'Suitcase Sale' last week ... fatal ... this is what I came away with.

I'm going to make a special pair of socks for the top one and I'm not sure about the bottom one - just loved the colours - it's very fine.