It is Sunday, September 9th. I am in my studio. It is a magnificently beautiful day today - nice and cool, clear blue sky...... and I just realized that I need to buy more space with Picasa so I can post photos on this blog!
hmmmmmmmm....... upkeep drives me nuts.
I am in the process of cleaning up and throwing out unnecessary things. It feels good, but completely overwhelming! I feel like I just want to make things! And I really NEED to make things today so that I can deliver them for sale.
I have missed blogging the last week, or so. Later on, I will retrieve my "carte de credite" and add some space so I can show off some of the latest.
Hope everyone is happy today - slept well and all that.
Look for posts with pictures soon!
On Sunday morning, we awoke and went down to Verteillac for the Market, which is now just once a month. There was a threat of rain, but it made things even more exciting and we did a little bit of snooping around and bought a few goodies before the skies opened up and we hopped back in the car and toodled home.
a box filled with good stuff
though it was more interesting from afar...
..... not so great up close.
Becky's new hat that was MADE for her!
Isn't it great with what she had on?
...and there is Katie in the background
on her own search for something fab.
Becky's haul, with Oolie's little tin teaset
(see here for some close-ups)
Honestly, though, the blue & white polkadots
Di found a book that I almost tucked into my pocket before she packed it up.
The illustrations are so simple and absolutely delightful.
I did snap a few photos, though, before she hid it from me (ha!)
Oolie wants to stitch them on something....
...but I just want to LOOK at them!
They are just what I would like for my own drawings to look like.
I will need to study them and practice and adopt the style
We sat out and chatted and then Mike had to get back
to the Olympics down at the Maison Maitre.
I wove a nest for Katie from lavender....
..and we all four did some stitching on a linen piece
that Oolie had found somewhere - perfect!
We tucked it in a book of Katie's and she found it accidentally.
It was quite exciting!
above: Becky's plate of delicious delights
next to Di'd donkey and Skating Monkey
below: Di's window and charms and treasures.
Oolie saw the Dutch Bunny (below) that Becky bought
from an artist and shared with us.
She was inspired to create her very own Bunny Doll (above)
The arms and legs are paper clay with papier-mache and
the rest is stitched, stuffed fabric
I feel like I didn't get much done, but had a magnificent time thinking about things to make and the whole process of getting together with others who also enjoy the process.
A few of my creations are below... and I must say that I am pleased with what I made.
On the plane home, I stitched up a few more things that I'll share next time.
I have tried for the past two days to post this and have had a rough time with the computer - grrrrr. I want to hit the button quickly so as not to lost this one again. Best to everyone....
... and exciting news in the next post. xoxo