Friday, 7 May 2010

First kufi hat

Unfinished, but here it is.



Sunday, 28 February 2010

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Basic compositions

Once I have combined fabric by colour and texture, I roughly plan out my basic composition and cut the fabric if it's too large. I make lots of rough compositions at this stage because pulling out all my fabrics, really invades my living space and I can't do it too often! This way, I can now put most the remaining fabric back in the cupboard and continue to work with my selections, which are neatly grouped and piled.

This time, I didn't continue, so they were all put in the fabric bags box, which lives on one of the shelves in my workspace. I'm excited to open it up again soon and reveal all the little combinations I put away almost a year ago! Each one will continue to change individually, a background will be added and it will be turned in to a unique Lasidi bag or who knows what.
I'll show you when I get round to it!

Friday, 26 February 2010

Fabric combinations

When I have all the fabrics at sight, I can choose my favourite combinations for colour and texture and put them together. This is when the colour organization really starts to rebel!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Fabrics

My fabrics live in their own cupboard, dedicated to materials. They come from many places and have been collected during most my life. Lots of them have a story of their own before arriving in my hands. Some are inherited from my granny, some come from clothing or upholstery, some have been found rummaging in exotic boxes in second hand stores, some just come to me because people know I'll like them and some I buy because of their beauty or strength. I try and keep them organized by colours but sometimes they try and rebel.

When I'm going to make new compositions, they all come out of the cupboard and here you can see them on my table.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

One year ago!

I was sorting out my process pictures and I found some from the last time I sat down to make fabric bags. They are from March 2009! I only made a couple of new ones but what I did do is finish all those ones that were half made, and prepare for the next time. Who would know nearly a whole year would go by! As soon as I'm polymer clay finished, I will get to it again so in the mean time I'll try and post about the preparations I made and I'll also show you my favourite finished bags from the past, as I have just realized I've never yet posted about bags on this blog.

A picture of my table in March 2009, just about to pull everything out and begin working.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

I never showed you these..

I'm finishing a new batch of jewellery and I realized I never showed you these pieces from the last batch. I really don't like the pink background but I cannot reshoot, so here you are.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

Beads in process

I've got to make some more polymer clay jewellery. It's very slowly on the way. Here are some beads for earrings that just came out the oven.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Buttons

I've been out of buttons for a long time now. I've nearly finished a new little batch but waiting for some sun to get nicer pictures. Here you can see a few of them just after being cured.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Winter days

I've never seen it rain so much and for so long here. I'm not used to the cold, short, grey and wet winter days. I'm longing for the sun again.

This is the view from my window. Last week we even got some snow! That was a nice change.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy new year

My best wishes to all people for this new year.
Peace be upon us all and peace for all that have left us along the way.


May we all be blessed, protected and guided,
may we all be conscious and grateful,
may we understand ourselves and what surrounds us
a bit more each day,

may we stop the fighting from within,
may our hearts be respectful and strong,
may we live to love,
may we see and share the beauty in all things
and in that which we cannot see.