Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Listening & learning

 

I've been musing and mulling over ideas of late.

Taking time to listen, think and notice what's around me.

A friend recently shared the Dalai Lama's words with me and they hit me with their simplicity.

"When we talk, we are only repeating what we already know. But if we listen, we may learn something new."

Window gazing.

Walking from here to there I happened upon this little mouse practising her juggling skills.

I spotted the most exquisite dress in a vintage shop.

Gathering my thoughts together while I look about.

Despite the heavy bank holiday rain the dealers came out to trade and so I went off to see what fabrics and trims might be about.
Slim pickings of some beautiful barkcloth, but great to meet up with friends and chat to other inspiring artisans. More about that on my next post.
The rest of the bank holiday was spent trying out ideas for workshops which involved running up a couple of new tops.
A Red Riding Hood from Burda 7203 found on Treefall blog.
Then followed by this Pussy Bow Blouse in some beautiful lightweight 1940's cotton.
 
There wasn't enough for sleeves so I carefully bound the armholes.

All in an a day. With a bit of cursing too.

I've also been busy gathering fabrics to offer more Happy Shoppers for sale. These have both arrived with their new owners .

Last week a friend texted me to say Milk & Moss Coffee were searching for makers to run creative workshops in their cafe. Rather than think about it I messaged Sophie the owner of the cafe straight away. Usually following your instinct is the best way.
We met up, chatted ideas and that's how I will be running a Felt Floral Brooch workshop there on Thursday 21st between 7 to 9pm. For £30 you'll have one to one tuition, all the materials you'll need plus a hot drink and slice of cake.
Spaces are limited so please get in touch here, by email or via my Instagram page if you fancy coming along. It would be lovely to meet you.