31.1.12

Hands up...

A couple of days ago this...















...appeared in a window across the yard...















...then, an hour later...















...and the next day...















...by then even the birds stared...















...meanwhile, at the Gerdiary sweatshop...


28.1.12

Dyeing reloaded

As you may have noticed, there hasn´t been much
dyeing here for a while...
Didn´t feel like it, with that scaff*** hassle...














But now I´ve been busy for days, mostly with
stuff from the kitchen to start with...















Yesterday in the mail: some previously unexplored
substances I ordered, to experiment with till
dyestuffs can be found outside again...















Fabrics waiting in soymilk...















Just started, and there already are pinks, again.
Can´t help it, it seems...

As you might have noticed, too, the link to my
Bigcartel shop has vanished from the sidebar.
For a while I thought I might prefer to offer
fabrics and my textile/mixed-media work separately
- but then didn´t see the point of it any more
(and can´t effort two shops anyways...).

So - the new fabrics will be on Etsy, too.
Several packs/selections of beige/browns (with
clamp marks and such) and with a little pink,
and a soft yellows selection will be ready
first and go into the shop in a couple of days...

25.1.12

Writing on the wall...















Here´s a little fabric-and-paper quilt thing I made.
It certainly is pleasant to stitch through paper -
by machine as well as by hand...

P.S. Blue sky today...

23.1.12

Rainy weather and a winner

I´ve been thinking of black and white photography
lately, and how I´d like to do it again - well, neither
time machine nor computer machinations needed for
that today...














Booo...














And the pincushion goes to:














Thanks, everyone...

17.1.12

Good intentions or: a Give-away














I´ve been in a stuffing mood...
Do you remember my "therapeutic" pincushions
of last year?
Here´s a new version: a "good intention" pincushion.
I made 4 different ones - 3 are in the shop -
and one I offer as a give-away...














The winner´ll get this pincushion, together with
a small bundle of hand dyed fabrics - so, if you´d
like to have it, please leave a comment here till
Monday (Jan. 23), sharing a good intention or two...

9.1.12

New fabric companions

Meet Scorsese...














...and Coppola














They´re in the shop.

6.1.12

Almost...















Hello to the new year.
Feels like March though. Almost.
Still possible, I heard on the radio, for a
"last minute winter" to come.
Even for me, a capricorn, a first minute spring
seems preferable to a bargain winter...