Sunday, October 30, 2011

The last page . . . and a new beginning

In February last year, I embarked on Sharon Boggan's Studio Journal Course with great hopes, of course, for the wonderful work that I was going to produce. And, naturally, things didn't go to plan - my workload increased dramatically and I was too tired in the evenings or on weekends to tackle anything creative. However, I've returned to my journal and course notes from time to time and today I finally finished the book I started more than a year and a half ago.

This is the last page, trying out stamps I purchased relatively recently from Hot Potatoes.

I then found a book for the next instalment.

When I opened it, I found that I'd already made some entries in it, with one page dated 2005. Obviously, I've been trying to get a studio journal going for some time. The first entry related to a crazy patchwork quilt, which I made as a housewarming present for a friend, and which has been hanging in her lounge room for several years now.

I wonder how long it will take me to finish this book.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pretty in pink

I was given some yarns recently, including a football-sized ball of pink acrylic. The band around the yarn had a pattern for this pretty jumper. Emma likes pink as well as purple and I was looking for another knitting project, so I made it up for her. She was happy to model it but, now that we are enjoying pleasant spring weather, I don't think she will use it much until next winter.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Purple & white

Emma moved into another bedroom on her birthday and was allowed to choose the colour scheme. And, of course, my job was to make the quilt. Each block in this quilt consists of 17 separate pieces of fabric and there are 54 blocks - 918 separate pieces of fabric.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Party time

Emma celebrated her third birthday recently and she loved the dress I made for her. Her favourite colour is purple and the party had a circle theme.

Here's a back view.