25 12 2016

Christmas top and skirt set

Merry Christmas everyone! This year, there was a Christmas dress-up day at my side job’s office so I made my own outfit. I made use of a Donna Wilson apron given as a gift years ago, which I never use, and a piece of green corduroy fabric, which I bought online years ago and turned out to be too bright and chunky. They are not usually the kind of fabric I would use in my own work but they became handy for this occasion. I’ve used patterns from the Amusing Girl’s look and made the top and skirt slightly longer to make more use of the Donna Wilson pattern. My handmade trapped embroidery resin buttons are used for the gathered skirt.

18 12 2016

stitched flu mask

This was a personal commission from a friend, a Japanese friend obviously, as no one wears flu masks in the UK. The mask is made of calico fabric and has a inner pocket so a piece of fabric with aromatic oil could be inserted. It is stitched with red cotton thread along the top and bottom edges and some text is stitched in the middle. She told me that people ask her if she is okay when she is wearing a flu mask. But in fact, she only wears one to protect herself from other people with flu and not because she is unwell, hence the stitched message “Are you okay? I’m okay.” Don’t worry, I have washed it after modelling it for the photos.

05 12 2016

The Makers’ Fair by Selvedge Magazine

I have exhibited at The Makers’ Fair by Selvedge Magazine last Saturday. It was held at St. Augustine’s Church Hall in Highgate, just near Selvedge shop. Although it was a small fair, it was lovely and pretty lit up with festoon lights. Thank you very much to those who came by my stand. It gives me motivation to create when I get good response from these fairs and I especially feel happy when I’m asked to sign my book! Here are some pictures from the fair if you’ve missed it. Hope to see you at another event.