I’m sorry I’ve been quiet for so long, summer holidays and then straight into preparations for the Renegade craft show. I wasn’t going to go this year as funds were so low but I had a lovely offer from Camilla of Butterscotch and Beesting to share a stall so we would love to see you there if you are anywhere near Brick Lane next weekend. I’ve got to get back to work now, so much to do!! I’ll try to post some pictures of new dolls soon.
I have done a lot of drawing over the last week or so, my energy levels are very low as we approach the end of the six-week summer holiday. The children and I have muddled through ok with no real holiday and an awful lot of rain. I’ve tailored my work around them being home so less doll making and more drawing and planning. I’m continuing to develop the hand drawn china and really want to get started on t-shirts that I sampled earlier in the summer, these needed more testing and sampling but I think I’m nearly ready to produce them once the kids are back at school. These alphabet drawings are something that has been in the pipeline for a while, I’ve got lots of little sketches that I started developing yesterday, may add a little colour, not sure yet. Have a lovely Sunday.
Coming to my shop soon, hand knitted cups or mugs!! there is also a little patchwork cup perched on the top. I wanted to bring a reference to my textile work onto the china and whilst looking through my many knitting books it occurred to me my love of all the different stitches would be a good starting point for these mugs. Slightly smaller than my picture mugs like the example below which shows one of my ‘Good Morning Handsome’ mugs.
A group of hand drawn cloth dolls, I imagine these as a little gang of spooky trick or treat kids. I was sketching lots of ideas this weekend and decided to transfer some of them directly on to cloth. I like the rawness of these dolls, ink on cloth sewn into simple shapes and finished with contrasting embroidery threads to give a Frankenstein finish!