Monday, 17 December 2012

Weirdest Christmas wreath

Can you work out which shop window this is in?

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Pillowcase by Whippet Good
Pillowcase, a photo by Whippet Good on Flickr.
Just another for some very very lucky person for Christmas - I'm on a roll - nobody stop me!

Oakshotts Improv

Oakshots Improv by Whippet Good
Oakshots Improv, a photo by Whippet Good on Flickr.
Progress so far - didn't like the mishmash of randomness - do like the more structured placement - not too structured - blended merging of deep sky to blue sky to sunset oranges and reds to earthy browns to greens of grassland and cool rivers.

Still have some interesting things to do with it - got to be a bit secret squirrel on this one though!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

some things ticked off

It's amazing what clearing your sewing table does for your psyche!

Some annoying little things that keep hanging around like a buzzy mozzie - Look at me, fix me, finish ME!

Okay!! Sheeesh! I can now that I have some semblance of a working table.

The ollllld pair of flanny pjs that were so torn and shredded - now a summer pair of pj shorts!

The self-made printed linen piece now hemmed into a tea-towel!

A very quick and quite nice if I do say so myself pillowcase - made using this great tute for a 15 min pillowcase with French seams - oolala
this will be a Chrissy present for some very lucky person in my family - I have ideas for more super lucky people to receive my heart's labour of love (cough, splutter, grin)

Must only use super soft fabric like Art Gallery and possibly some double gauze Heather Ross I have - oh definitely some old but treasured silky smooth HR poplin

Treasured cheeks need to rest on treasured fabric!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Bright Shiny

  by Whippet Good
, a photo by Whippet Good on Flickr.

Love the glint on my beautiful copper cutters- I made the ginger cookies really really tasty - I love Christmas food smells - dried fruit and cinnamon and fresh pine trees - oh that's not food, but I enjoyed the smell of the fresh Christmas trees for sale outside the scout hall I was boxing in this morning - nice change to whiffy boxers! People, not undies!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Playing with colours

I have been doing a little bit of sewing, just a little....

these are the Oakshotts - I'm thinking..trees, wavy seaweeds....something organic, earthy, tangible, eclectic - my first truly improv project............I like it!!