was a busy one. Which is not unusual. Unusual were two things.
Dress. I spent my working hours felting ‘from rugs to richies’ dress, the first time I covered not ontly the top part but the whole area of the dress. At times it seemed a bigger project than I can logistically handle since I don’t have a studio and occupy either kitchen or the floor of the living room so I try to fit my felting in those hours when everyone else is out of the house…. At the start I wanted to reuse different set of fabrics but did not have enough, however my evergrowing stash had something else to offer, a wide cotton voile tunic and other bits and pieces. As I was trying to find some pleasing way of arranging fabrics and fibres I was not sure if the project is worth the effort. I decided to finish what I started though, sometimes one can abondon a path only after walking on it a little further. I like the finished dress (pictures to follow) and might freely continue this series in the future but for now I would like not to be restricted by the lengh/color/patterns of fabrics I have and go back to what had been drawing my attention before I was asked to make the orange ‘patchwork’ top. Note to myself: don’t buy if you don’t need it right now (but how will I resist those silk scarves in charity shops? I don’t know). I have noticed I too often think along the line ‘I should make this and this so that I reduce my stash…’, but that might not be what I really wanted to explore…
Another unusual thing was meeting Doda from Doda’s Creative Wanderings. She lives few miles away, but we have first met on-line good few years ago. And although we had planned on meeting each other long time ago it only worked out last Friday. Doda is a children’s poet and illustrator and a busy mum of three. I could see in person the pieces of furniture and the rooms in the house she has breathed a new life into. Hat off to her, I still remember how I struggled when decorating some walls in our house.
She also does polymere clay and paper craft and shares tips on her blog on remaking/reusing/recycling. I especially like her tip on reusing milk bottle lids and have started collecting them too for one specific felting project I have in mind.