Did some charity/ thrift shopping this weekend and found this lovely, wool, check jacket. It looked a little old-fashioned long, so I chopped the bottom off and added some red buttons to pick out the red in the check.
Since embroidering some pictures recently, I've seen a lot of embroidered one-liners on Etsy and thought I might create some witty stitches of my own. If anyone has any suggestions/ good websites for witty quotes, please let me know. So far, these are appealing:
A lovely friend of mine gave me a contact at The Oak Studio in Hampstead and I contacted her on the off-chance she might want a textiles teacher. She did and it looks like I might be running a couple of weekend workshops! Yay! I am going to send off some samples (which will be used in a window display) and costings and will keep you posted of dates (likely to be March/ April).
Here is my very simple retro apron complete with heart-shaped pocket:
I have loved this style for ages and finally plucked up the courage to tie a ribbon around my neck! Sounds pathetic, I know, but I teach in a small, country town where minds are not as open as in the Big Smoke... However, my sixth-form students loved my outfit! I don't make a habit of posting photos of myself (particularly with my head attached), because I am so not photogenic, but this is a one-off. I'm not about to start a daily outfit blog, don't worry!!
Don't you just love Jim in the background?!! Haha!!
Found this great little tattoo shop in Pokesdown, which also doubles as an American-style diner. Only had a latte this afternoon, but might be heading back for a tat with my coffee next time! There are some great vintage/ secondhand shops in this area too.
I was really inspired by Garment House's star cushion and decided to make my own version using utilitarian/ repro feedsack prints. I love the juxtaposition of gingham, chambray and floral. This is a hand-pieced patchwork- so therapeutic after a chaotic day at school... Think I will eventually applique it onto white cotton/ linen to make a cushion cover.