but things have been a bit busy around here, so not much creative has been happening, apart from a commission.
I don’t usually take commissions – I haven’t got the bottle to charge a realistic price, and I don’t like the pressure of working in a less slapdash manner than I usually do, to a deadline – but this was different. The commission is for a shopping bag for Babybel, so when she helps her mummy and daddy with the shopping she has a Babybel sized bag instead of a mummy and daddy sized one. [Sounds like a new version of ‘The Three Bears’.]
So I started a doggy bag- it’s not quite finished and it’s really a doggy and teddy bag, because I didn’t have enough dog fabric.
It is based on this pattern, except that it is smaller, I didn’t have the same fabric, and it will be an across-the-body bag. I have included the crayon pocket, as I thought that would make it dual purpose as Babybel loves to draw.
Not sure what to charge, but I think some kisses and cuddles might be about right …
We did manage a Tuesday trip today, to the Hillier Gardens again. I like the gardens in the winter, because you can see the underlying shapes of the plants so well at this time of year. Very inspirational.
I also took charge of this – a kind gift from an internet acquaintance. In case you haven’t an inkling, it’s an Inkle loom [sorry] – so now I have another learning opportunity coming up. No, I don’t need another textile activity – but I thought I could use some of my redundant knitting yarns on it. Of course I don’t know what I’ll do with the bits of weaving when they are woven – that’s Plan B.
Last time I posted I asked if anyone could guess what I had printed this with. No-ne risked a guess – which means either that I stumped you – or that there is no-one out there …
The answer is - half a small onion.
We’re off on a college trip tomorrow – if it doesn’t snow. [It has snowed every Tuesday night this year.] We are going to this – so if you are in Southampton Art Gallery tomorrow and see a bunch of noisy students – that’ll be us. Hodgkin is one of my favourite artists, so I'm looking forward to it.