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Pasties from the West Country…

23 Feb

It was my friend’s hen weekend last week and I thought I’d make her these pasties/nipple tassels and garter as a little pre-wedding gift:

I have never made anything like this before and it was really fun just making it up as I went along! The pasties are made from sequins sewn onto felt and then I sewed on a backing of craft foam. I wasn’t sure quite what to use for this bit as I thought it would be a bit weird trying to put sticky stuff onto the felt itself. I got her a load of toupee tape – so hopefully this combined with the foam should do the trick!!

She liked them so much, she said she is going to wear them under her dress on her wedding day – hurrah!!


A New Work Space

15 Jan

I think it would be fair to describe me as “well nosy”.

I have a bit of a thing for looking up other designer and illustrator’s work spaces on the internet. I think this developed through me spending hours and hours sat on my own in my house all day drawing patterns, imagining other people sat in their houses alone all day drawing patterns. Surely there are others, no?

When you have a bit of a hunt around, you can find loads of pics of where independent designers work. I think it’s really interesting, especially when you compare it with the kind of work they do…

When I left my full time job six months ago, in an effort to make my fortune whilst sitting around in my pyjamas at home all day, the only place in our little house that seemed a practical space for me to work in was our spare room. This room was previously painted a curious shade of dark brown from before we moved in. We have since given the entire room a well deserved re-vamp with new built in cupboards and all sorts. It is about a million times better now – thank goodness!!

Here’s some pics as pay back for all the other photos I have been pouring over:

This shot is from my pin board (which is still pretty sparse at the moment as I like the fabric so much, I never want to cover it up!) – I made this from cork floor tiles, wood and fabric. It fits into the little alcove by my desk perfectly – hurrah!!

Some little friends to keep me company on the mantlepiece:

That’s it. Bit of a random post I know, but I thought you might appreciate it if you are as nosy inquisitive as I am!

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