I guess you realise I have been chained to the sewing machine this past week, I could think of worse places to be. Day's roll into one and before you know it a week has flown past, somedays I can't even remember what day it is. If you told me today was Friday I would believe you, I am quite serious.
Time never went this fast when I was a kid.
I need to slow down and smell the fabric flowers.
It is true, I have been at the sewing machine more this week than in the last three months combined although you will not hear me complain, I know I am lucky. I am sewing with the fabric I designed, and loving it more than you could ever believe.
This week in the studio I pinned my selvage to the inspiration board - my computer free version of pinterest. In fact, I urge you to begin one yourself, why should your computer have all the fun and pretties tucked away in a file?
Get them out, look at them everyday - they will inspire & make you happy.
So there it is, selvage stuck. Sharing space with love notes, and things I can't possibly put away in a drawer. I also LOVE that my 9 year old niece adores her Derwents as much as I do (we sat together last night to smell the newly opened tin and inhale all that imagination waiting to be found). I promised her I would stick her art in my studio, this is where it will stay.
"Hello, Selvage & love notes?"
I know, all you really want to see is THE fabric and the next few posts will be devoted to Woodland, promise.
Yes, you will see more of this...
most definately this in my future....
Now I hope you can understand my absence.
By now you know I have been 'preoccupied' with a lot of cotton lovey-ness but I believe it is time for some competition house keeping. Thank you for waiting for me to get my act together - it is hard to tip-tap on the laptop when Woodland is calling my name....I hope you understand.
The two winners -
Meg Howie: Hi Nat, I love your new design plus your new pattern setting. I'm going to make 2 for my girls for their DSI's - what a great present idea. I'm also going to make one for me - enlarging to put my Ipad2 into. Welldone again. I Look forward to your posts. xx (date: 05/09 4.13pm)
Helen Summers: Just love the new design, have a dear friend and I could make her a case for her Kindle which she takes everywhere,also one for my grandaughter for her small sketch book and pencils. (date: 06/09 6.44pm)
Thanks so much Helen and Meg, I will send you both an email and have the patterns sent to you. I loved reading all the comments and ideas for how you would use your flip case, it makes me want to whip a few more up in varying sizes!
Promise to share more next time.