In which I talk about the joys of painting, drawing, knitting, cats, music, living in London, and whatever else takes my fancy.

Monday, March 31, 2008

new spring wardrobe day 9

Here is my final addition to my fantasy new spring wardrobe: a highly essential hooded mac for the showery days! I'd love a grey blue coat, with pink lining, fish tail hem, and a dragonfly embroidered on it : )

I've already thought of a fab new blog project for April.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New spring wardrobe days 6, 7 and 8!

I had a lovely and exhausting weekend away over easter - seeing lots of my family, age ranges 5 to 80! It was fun seeing them, but the travelling was a nightmare, thanks to engineering works. Anyway, it has taken me a few days to recover, so that although I started painting the lovely pink cardigan on Tuesday, twas only completed today. In fact, this is an example of wanting to have exactly the same thing again: my beloved pink cardigan is rapidly wearing out - I keep finding new holes in it! The jacket is soft, dusky blue cotton, with more of that wonderful hearts print cotton for lining - and it is fully lined with this - none of the awful shiny polyester they seem to use for sleeve lining these days! The pretty skirt would ideally be silk crepe de chine, proper 1930s style : )

Friday, March 21, 2008

New spring wardrobe day 5

Here is my new denim skirt! Lovely soft denim, with a large scalloped hem, bottom 3 " lined with the same pretty and soft pink dotted cotton as the waist band!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New spring wardrobe day 4

The rock chick side of me wants a new U2 t-shirt: one that is navy blue, with a scoop neck line, instead of the throttling high ones customary on band t - shirts! Organic, fair trade cotton, of course..

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New spring wardrobe day 3

A new t shirt! Lovely seagreen organic and fair trade cotton, with delicate silk chiffon cap sleeves and edging : )

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New spring wardrobe day 2

Today I decided on some lovely silky mid-blue stockings; a pair of soft grey knee length socks with sea-green dragonflies on them; and some snuggly pink cotton socks with a crochet top for those evenings when I am at home and it is too chilly to go bare foot!

Friday, March 14, 2008

New spring wardrobe day 1

Here are first items: new underwear! The pattern on the cotton fabric of the "dotty" set would be tiny hearts - see the bottom corner. This set of undies is girly days. The other set - blue'grey denim type - is for "rock chick" days : )

Thursday, March 13, 2008

here is the missing address

Both blogger and Firefox are giving me grief, so the link to Catherine's blog got missed out of previous post today:

13th March 2008

I've decided on a theme for a mini-series until the end of March: with spring coming, I want a whole new wardrobe! A virtual one will have several advantages: I can choose exactly what I like, regardless of whether it is available in the shops this year; I won't need to worry about whether it fits (especially an issue in the case of shoes for me); plus of course, a fantasy wardrobe will cost a lot less. So watch this space..

Thanks for all the lovely comments about "sleeping beauty"!

Here is one of my favourite blogs:

I love the things Catherine makes, and am already the proud owner of a fab blue bag : )

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New project

Well, I have been feeling that something is missing from my life since I completed "sleeping beauty", and am looking for a new story to tell here - maybe Sinbad the Sailor, if I can work out a picture sequence. In the meantime, I have begun a new project of painting 100 ethnic kids. Here are the first five: