Sunday, April 17, 2011

A friendship - with benefits

I guess that cliche can sound a bit tawdry, but in my case I am blessed with friendships that benefit me greatly in so many good ways. My friends support me when I am struggling, they laugh when it's not that funny, they set me right when I am being a nuisance and most of all, they think of me, no matter where they are in the world whenever they ever see any kind of fabric or fibre art.

I love my friends! Here is a beautiful piece of hand painted fibre art given to me by my friend Lori recently. She found this treasure on her latest hot holiday and thought of me. So very sweet!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dr. Seuss

I realized recently that my son has the impression that I can create anything with fabric like magic. I'd like to think I could agree with him, but not every project turns out as lovely as expected. The good side though, is that some of my most prized creations came about from a fabric that was an up-cycled disaster. Anyways, I was tucking him in after his story that day and he said, "Oh yah Mom, I have to wear a hat tomorrow that is from a character in a book."

I grumbled a bit about the last minute request and suggested a baseball cap or something and he said, "No, that's like Caillou and that's a baby show. I have decided I'm going to wear a Dr. Seuss hat."

I said, "where are you going to get a Dr. Seuss hat at this time of night?"

He said, "I know you can make me one. You made Oliver a dog halloween costume."

Needless to say, if my heart really does have strings, he was tugging at them and I was up until 2:00 a.m. fumbling together a fanciful hat.