I could not be more excited right now to announce....
That noise you just heard? it was me shouting it out to the world.
My next collection is called 'Enchant' it's still about 6 months away from arriving in stores but I have been given the green light to share my excitement and can now begin showing you more of what is to come.
Little Red Riding Hood by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs just arrived in my studio and I LOVE, love, love it - it's due to arrive in stores around March. Yes, you need some.
The emerald green is the icing on the cake, it's perfect
.....better than perfect, because I have been stitching in the evening when the house is at peace and it's all about green.
I love how these two play together, it's COSMO 273 if you wish to race out and grab some. I think it could become my most favorite green ever I love it that much.
I have also continued with my sketch a day project and I love what comes into my mind each day - thank you for the blog comments and direct messages via email, Facebook and Instagram (#cinderberries) after the last post. I am thrilled to hear you enjoy seeing what Stanley might get up to next - so I have decided to show you the next two sketches in my journal.
The more I draw the more I love the process and direction, yes they are coming alive.
They make me smile, laugh, imagine.
But where has Stanley been these few days?
I will let the sketch answer your questions.......
3/365 'Two's Company'
I love the matching stripe leg warmers and long lashes.
But, you know what they say about rabbits.....STANLEY!
4/365 'Oops' three boys and a girl.
Eeeeeep! cutie patooties all wrapped up.
Everytime I look at these guys I think of the old Bigpond TV add the Great Wall of China and the 100 questions my daughter asks.
I have decided to sketch more, scribble everyday and let my imagination run. Just a quick sketch is all I am planning, 365 drawings in one little book, a way of getting back to what I love - just pencil & paper.
I see -
365 blank pages
365 pictures in HB
365 ways to enjoy what I love
365 ways to grow beyond
A wise person would have begun this on the 1st January. But I am not wise.
Here are the first few sketches to fill the white space......his name is Stanley.
I love his whiskers.
and then he decided to make a spectacle of himself.
'Stanley's spectacles are superb' 2/326
For now his home is inside my 'Sketch a Day' journal - one day he might be stitched, coloured or even appear on fabric, his future is bright, he just needs to rest a while before he gets into greater mischief.
It's now time for me to complete a little scribble for Day #3 - I am guessing I won't come back here every day to share my 365 sketches but I will keep you posted from time to time.
I am armed with blank paper and a pencil, and I have a spare 5 minutes.
The best kind of sewing days are the ones that make little one's smile a little bigger - where the little one chooses from Mummy's fabric selection and wonders what Mummy is going to whip together while she watches.
Learning, dreaming, watching, making, creating something from nothing.
and then I tell her I am making a little something for her dolly, and she looks at me like this and giggles, with wonder in her eyes and a smile that could get her nearly anything (shhh... don't tell her that).
then she gets to help, learning, dreaming, watching, making, stuffing
and just like that, in a space of an hour you can show a four year old that something can always be made from nothing,
and that makes me smile.
Oh - have you noticed, I'm loving taking photos with my phone at the moment they are the images I would never normally take, it's within reach and captures the day just as it is with no frills and whistles. They are not perfect images, sometimes blurry, low quality, taken one handed on the run, nothing like what I adore from my SLR - but it's just everyday life with a bit of crazy thrown in for good measure and the best camera is the one that's in your hands.