Friday, April 16, 2010

How easily I seem to forget

Tonight I decided to get out some of my old copies of Cloth, paper, scissors which I something I have a habit of doing a couple of times each year. I also like to do this with my art and textile books aswell. It feels very reassuring as I turn the pages and suddenly the memories of what is on the pages flood back and so do the ideas that I often had at the time, plus many new ones. However tonight something new struck me aswell. As I flipped over one of the pages there was an advert for a soldering iron being used to cut felt. As I saw it I suddenly had a memory that in fact I have one fo those and I could have used it really successfully in projects I have been doing lately. How was it I forget I could use it. I am beginning to wonder if I have taught myself too many things to hold in my head at once and maybe I need to think of a way to remind myself of all the techniques I know. Perhaps a sequingirlie version of a sampler or a special book that I could flip through. I am sure I will return to this topic but one thing is for sure, it doesn't make me feel bad when I remember these things, it feels new all over again and in addition it stops me needing to persue a new hobby that requires more equipment and money. I have enough trouble resisting this as it is, how long have I lusted after an embellisher, a screen printing set, to learn how to do fancy icing properly blah blah.
I must mention a book that I really love right now:
Illustration Play
I love the unusual ideas and different takes on working with fabrics.

Getting there

I have been making way on my unfinished projects that I wrote about at the beginning of the year. I thought it was time to share how I am doing. I do wish I was a bit further along however I have been plagued with a series of winter related illnesses for a while.

I just have the buttons to do on the baby girls party dress - I am scared to do these on my sewing machine after the previous stress I had with this.

I have finished the bunting - whooh and it is hanging in her bedroom now

I have finished the commissioned inchies but annoyingly forgot to take a photograph

Almost there with the commissioned landscape - this photograph was near the begin of starting.

The christmas garland is almost there aswell even though I keep getting strange looks when I am stitching christmas trees made of felt in April.

I am pleased to say I have finished the named picture -

I must go now so that I can finish the landscape piece. Happy making.