Dot dot dot

Sometimes we use code to communicate. We use familiar shorthand and we can miss details as a result. I have recently started a Visual Communications MA course at the University of Stitchopolishire so expect to hear my garbled thoughts on the subject in the future. I am intersted in this idea of lost information and…

Conkers

Well, it’s the end of the summer holidays, my boys are back at school on Monday. We schlepped home up the motorway dragging the detritus of beach living, sandy shoes, smelly towels. My arms are tanned, my feet sandal-striped. My boys are back in the town they have grown up in, the sea gulls far…

Map 1

well, I start my Fine Art MA next week…so I went to the previous years’ Final Show today and had the chance to see what type of work is being done by the current graduating class. I came away with spaghetti brain….ideas spilling out of my head. I do like a shove in the right…

Sketchy thoughts

Some ideas for future projects scribbled down while waiting for the train home tonight. Plus a quick way to jazz a chair a little. Hey, I never said I was a professional. Having said that, I have just done this to a chair in Little One’s room and it looks quite nice in a rumpled…

Hang out the washing… Christmas

Right, this year, I’m going to get organised about Christmas. I’ve spent some of this afternoon having some ideas about what I can make friends, presents for teacher, and how to use my stash up to make some interesting Christmas ideas for my Etsy shop. All I need to do now is sketch the work,…

Mix it up

So, where to start then? I’ve been ruminating on the juxtaposition of all the new, shiny technology out there and the ahem, traditional Arts of the Stitch. Isn’t it great that they can lie next to each other, happy and comfortable? Well, they do in my house. So, what are my experiences so far and…

All fired up

We were chatting on the Mumsnet bloggers forum the other day when the idea  of inspiration sources came up. When you dream up a new idea, design or any general crafty lovely where does that initial spark come from? Here’s my litany. Books, Blogs and magazines Pretty blardy obvious but not just craft books and…