Monday, 15 September 2014
Miss Belle has a gorgeous - really really - the most beautiful tweed coat ever.
It is mostly green but with flecks of every colour you choose to look for and goes with absolutely everything. This photo is from 2010 and she was reading her ninety year old copy of Hans Anderson - not called Hans Christian Anderson at the time of publication - in front of the Hans Anderson statue in Copenhagen. Unfortunately I kept feeding her and she kept eating!
I couldn't be parted with it, it's such a fabulous piece of work, so I included it in my MA show,
with a few additions.
When I got it there was a hole in the pocket and in the lining I found a brown crayon and
a Noah's Ark stamp which I included.
Betsy drew all girls like this at the time, hand bag and flowers.
This is an earlier Betsy.
Here is Louis' signature style at the time, a T.V. Head.
I did this of Louis when he was about two, it's on the inside of the coat with a load of other stuff and the words...
"One more step along the world I go."
A Louis car and very early Betsy people.
All done in Shetland wool on a wool coat so it could be around considerably longer than any of us.
Posted by sarah moran at 03:20
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Everybody back at school now so down to some serious time in the studio.
Another great fabric from Frumble called 'Bookshop'. I love brown and turquoise, I added a turquoise zip and a light brown felt interior, think I'll keep this one for myself.
Been doing a bit of experimenting with bag shapes and construction.
Zip a dee doo dah.
Posted by sarah moran at 11:30
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
I got this chalk cloth fabric a couple of weeks ago at Frumble
and have been holding back on cutting in to it because it has to be primed first.
Remember 'ye olde' days of blackboards?
My junior School had it's centenary when I was there and it's long since been knocked down but I loved it far more than home. My strongest memory is of the massive hymn sheets/books up in the hall ceiling that had to be lowered on their rope to have the child sized page turned,
I don't often sing hymns but I would just love to have one in my house!
Posted by sarah moran at 09:57
Sunday, 31 August 2014
My Cadet had his fourteenth birthday this week and for a treat we went to Alton Towers.
We stood in the queue to get in for an hour, gave up and went and bought a trampoline instead.
Some fab military plane fabric from Frumble made a last minute pressie.
I've made friends with my overlocker -
it was being very temperamental so I gave it a complete overhaul and it's in a much better mood.
It's been in overdrive whizzing through chunky needlepoint.
These are backed with the massive green cow hide that I got a while back.
A reclaimed bright green wool blanket overlaid with a hand dyed lace.
Always a winner, my favourite Welsh tapestry.
Posted by sarah moran at 11:28
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Posted by sarah moran at 03:26