Wednesday, September 15, 2010
On the sly
I have been doing a bit of making on the sly over last couple of months. 'On the sly' meaning that I haven't shared it with you here yet, and it happened over snatched snippets of time between house photography, house inspections, house reinspections and paper signings... (It feels rather sneaky when you quickly whisk any trace of making and living out of sight before vacating the house yet again). I've been making and squirreling away various things for the upcoming Fine Food and Craft Market hosted by the Free Reformed Church of Southern River. I might pull some things out to photograph and share at some stage, but for now, here's the current project for the market... ...a picnic blanket... Well, five picnic blankets, actually. They are made from a range of upholstery fabrics and other remnants, as well as a selection of screenprinted bits. Do you see that greeny browny florally veloury patterned fabric with the lineny background (how's that for a vaguish description)......that one there... That is the most beautiful piece of fabric I ever had the privilege of owning. You wouldn't believe how many times I pulled it out of the pile of selected fabrics for these blankets and put it back into my own stash, only to find it make its way back into the selection in no time at all... In the end I gave in, with the thought that it adds a nice bit of zing to the quilts, but I shouldn't really have fallen for that argument - that fabric would add a bit of zing to ANY project. Oh, well, I can only hope they don't sell too well so that I can continue to enjoy that fabric.