25.3.10

Creatures, cuffs, conditionality...

Last week I had some pain in my wrist, and remembered
the "Hold on to nothing too long" cuff I made a while
back - which did me a lot of good...













Look at those age spots... wow













So I made some more cuffs (two of them are in the
shop
already)...













And the Creatures... ? Well, that therapy doesn´t work
all too well this time - I thought I´d be in the mood,
but obviously I´m not (even dismissed one today - if
they don´t speak to me, it´s no fun...)
But since I had one more face ready, I made another Bunny
Creature to replace No. 1, which has been adopted right
away - to Australia, thank you...!
No. 2 wears a pearl necklace, a pleated mini skirt...













plus...













And I made this couple of eggheads, to keep my word...













One more Creature to come, no matter what condition
my condition is in - so stay tuned...

23.3.10

Lilac or: Yesterday´s clown

A bit of spring lilac...













A patch of light on the WAY long cloth...
























And yesterday´s Creature...













He´s a rather melancholy clown-penguin...

21.3.10

Creature week

I think it´s about time for another "a creature
a day" therapy - so I intend to make one every
day till friday...
To start with, here´s a seasonal one...













And, to make space for the newcomers, some of the
ones that have been in Cloth Paper Scissors are in
the shop, too...

20.3.10

Silently growing...




























































































It´s in the shop...

18.3.10

Greenish...

Here´s what happened since monday with that piece
woven á la Spiritcloth...




































I had a good time with it so far - and it´s a good
way to use most of that greenish dyed fabric...
(I like the somewhat broken spring feeling it
suggests - can´t remember how I´ve done it, though,
- one more reason to admire proper and beautiful
book-keeping like this...)


"The artist brings something into the world that
didn't exist before and he does it without destroying
something else."

(John Updike, born March 18, 1932)

16.3.10

Crazy...

Last week I saw "Crazy Heart" -
Kitsch, but good...
Inspired me to make myself a crazy heart...













Oh, still crazy...













... after all these years...













The letters I printed with my new vintage alphabet
stamp set...

15.3.10

Of course I had to try it...


























































Watch this, everyone who can hold a needle - if you
haven´t already...

14.3.10

When the postwoman rings twice...

I´ve been thinking for a while about adding
tassels to Hands of Time - and got (together
with a charming pink heart) just the right
thing this week, all the way from Australia,
from Denise...













Taking a long time does a cloth a lot of good,
as anybody knows - one of the many advantages being
that by and by some souvenirs will find their way
into it...
The shell in the lace I got from Susan, and the fabric
at the top came from Jude...
























Boi-oi, doesn´t that look princely...

12.3.10

Weekiversary and Old lace

May I invite you to a rare glimpse into a
breakfast scenario at the Gerdiary dwellings...













Let´s get a bit closer to see what´s on that
armrest...













A bit of letter stitching...













A bit of cross covering a patch...













And two vintage doilies I found last week (for 2 €
each...)













One is made completely of single strips of fabric,
sewn together into an intricate flowery spiderweb
construction...













For the other one someone has cut at least 150
little holes into a piece of cotton, securing and
adorning them with tiny patient stitches...













It´s been a week now since I opened the shop -
and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who
visited there, who sent cheering comments, and
of course to those who purchased something...!

I offered 3 Virtual Vouchers (10 € each) for the
shop - and the winners are:

Jackie at Stitchworks
Jacky at Art4moi
and
Robin at Rough Around the Edges...

Please let me say it here again: there´s no hurry
at all for using them - they´re valid forever and
a day...

10.3.10

Beckchen, Schattenzart, sentiments...

Meet members No.4 and No.5 of the Wassermann gang
- Beckchen and Schattenzart...




































Looks like they could be mother and child, but
they´re not (as far as I know...) - just two individuals
of different size...

The two new Creatures from last week are in the
shop now... It will be rather sad to part with them,
to tell you the truth - and if they have to separate,
it might as well break their hearts (and mine...) -
so, in case someone might be willing to adopt them
both, there´s a special Two Creatures offer...