Today was one of the damp types… very damp. Especially my bike seat which has a hole in the cover meaning that when I sit on it the water that has seeped in to the sponge then seeps in to my trousers, my pants and my coat, leaving an embarrasing wet patch all about the wrong area. Still, I felt better for having cycled to the studio even though my face was speckled with brown mud spots from the puddle spray. I only noticed late afternoon when I looked in a mirror. God knows what Dave the courier must have thought.

And then carrying on with the green felt cushions. I’ve sneeked some vivid pink in to the embroidered butterfly and the butterfly strip to add a bit more zing. I hope the client will be OK with this. The muted greys  and creams work well with the green but it’s just asking for a colour just as vibrant and spicy to dual with. I think colours have personalities…there’s a blog for another day!

hand drawing the butterfly
hand drawing the butterfly
Cushion fronts waiting for backs
Cushion fronts waiting for backs

I thought I’d take a couple of pics of the friends I pass on my daily commute. Rarely interested in anything other than eating but they occassionaly say hello.

Boris and Gwen and Ruby's back side
Harriet
Harriet
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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