I kept thinking about Yorick today, working on a roof in Appin poor soul, in the midst of rotten great loaves of grey cloud with all their fat rain and hail. Of course, I meerly looked at them occasionally and took this pic when the sun broke through the cloud in front of the studio. Don’t you just love that gun metal grey and silver thing? It’s just occurred to me, this picture could make a great banner background for the Lismore crafters etsy shop (if ever we get round to doing one)

I also made a hat and two brooches for an etsy client and finally managed to cut all the rectangles for the next project: a loose sofa cover for Mary in that lovely tweed and tartan that I use for the loopy’s. 18 metres of piping done and only another 9 to go! The amount of piping needed for a moderate sofa defies belief. Anyhow, I’ll keep you posted on the process for those of you interested.

Dotty Dome and nest brooch, about to be packed.
Dotty Dome and nest brooch, about to be packed.
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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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