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Thursday, 27 September 2012

it's a funny thing...

this link between what I see and what I feel and how that directs what I want to make and what kind of fabrics I will use or what kind of textile work will result...as this month of September slips slowly into autumn and I want to spend more time indoors in the evenings...happy to stop work and head back to the house for a cosy night in...warm in the kitchen with smells of cooking and daughter mine doing homework at the big kitchen table and husband of patience making custard... yes its custard time again folks! 

We slip easily from one way of doing to another...habits we have made over the years...memories of autumns gone with chutneys,jams and fruit crumbles made...hedgerows laden with fruit to pick...brambling in sunshine with my grandmother...and colour colour colour...the strange mix of fruitfulness and abundance and crumbling decay...before the sombre stark winter greys and browns emerge once more...





so making with tweed and wool once more fits the season








...and since my new friend Sharon the photographer came round to photograph my work and her creativity started me off on playing even more with my camera...not really what I was supposed to be doing...but it's such fun playing...and who knows where it will take me?






and so to this month's autumnal and inspiring Mollie Makes...couldn't resist a little addition...yes those are real leaves...


lovely crocheted leaves and cosy blanket...


and a tantalising taste of Jane Brocket's new book The Gentle Art of Stitching...mm I have a birthday coming up soon...may have to drop a hint to husband of patience...


and as always a delightful free gift..so useful...a tiny pair of snippy scissors...thanks MM!!


here's to a great weekend to all my readers...see you on Sunday at the lovely vintage and craft fair Vintage on The Bay at Arnside if you're there...xx



2 comments:

Down by the sea said...

I love your post celebrating Autumn and the inspiration it has given you to produce such lovely pieces. All the colours are magnificent. Hope you have a great day out tomorrow.
Sarah x

Emmie and Emma said...

thanks Sarah, just recovering! it was a very autumnal day with wind and rain but we were safe indoors!