Friday, 22 July 2011
I've finally got around to doing the ironing .... scarves, that is. Once the scarves come out of the dye pot they are hung out to dry then, usually because it is raining and they are on the garden line, they are scooped up in a bundle and taken back into my studio to finish drying on the airer. Why I don't just bypass the angst and put them on the airer I'll never know, but I like to see colourful scarves blosing in the breeze. Velvet is very forgiving, after all this rough treatment it gets to lie down on an ironing board whilst I gently caress it to the right size and press out any creases. It then returns my tender touch by looking its shimmering best for me.
I've had a couple of weeks of running on the spot and still falling behind, the list of things I need to do grows, yet I seem only to add to it despite not having a spare minute from busily making. I'd procrastinate, but I haven't the time.
So now, a few new scarves, added to my Etsy, Artfire and Folksy shops. Click on the hyperlinks to go there and see what pretty things are on offer.
This pretty bracelet and earrings have been made by Jean, using my handmade lampwork beads. I think they are so pretty and I'm delighted to have seen what Jean has made.
Jean sells her work through her Etsy shop and through her website. Her work is beautiful, do take a look.
I'm always delighted when customers show me their creations from my own work. If you're one of my customers and would love to show me what you've made made, please send me some photos.