Tuesday, July 05, 2011

On fire

Somehow in the last few weeks, I've managed to get organised.
I've managed to go for a walk every weekday morning at 6.45 with my friend Cath...
then come home and meditate for 20 minutes. (No image for that as it would be really boring for you to have to look at the insides of MY eyelids).
I've managed to not spend toooo much time checking my emails and facebook. (No image for that either for much the same reasons).
And, AND....... I've been managing to tie myself down to the sewing machine and make lots of cushions.
I've had quite a few commissions lately. The first, some bolsters for a narrow boat called 'Moonbow'. The leaf printed silk came from a friend in Australia and it's so soft and luxurious.
The next was for a cushion for a girl who teaches yoga (crikey I hope she doesn't read this blog as I've just posted it off to her and I think it's a surprise). Her lovely partner got in touch with me after seeing a cushion that was only on the website for about 2 days. You might recognise the purple and green theme from the tiny Liberty miniatures.

I took photos of the precious pieces I had left that we could use and this one took his fancy. It's ancient and from an altar cloth that had mostly disintegrated.
The last commission was for a tenth wedding anniversary present.
The tenth anniversary is symbolised by tin so we made it from silver silk. I appliqued their initials in gold kid on the sides of the silk.

and I used one of the last pieces of this beautiful embroidered fabric from an "Uchikake" or wedding kimono.
Finally after finishing those pieces, I started to make cushions for an exhibition that I'm having on the weekend of the 15th, 16th, and 17th of July. (If you'd like an invite, email me and I'll let you know where to come ..... exocush@hotmail.com)
More of that stunning pastel embroidery.
so thick you could eat it.


clarissa said...

You are on FIRE lady!! Amazing work in a very short bit of time. The cushions look so stunning. That last one..the embroidery is so dense..amazing. Lovely to be a headless chicken with you today.<3 <3 <3 Clarissa xx

JoeyJoJo said...

What a pair, and more headlessness coming for our weekend of wedding/camping/cooking fun!!!

Lulu LaBonne said...

wowowowow - great fabrics and beautiful cushions, that last is amazing xxx

JoeyJoJo said...

Darling Lulu. I was thinking of you all weekend as I was catering for a wedding in a big top in a natural amphitheater in Worcestershire! All we needed was a few World musicians and it would have rivaled your Womad adventures.
I'm heading over to your blog now for a proper catch up on what you've been up to.