I did have my mind set on making and  posting off all etsy plus NOTHS  orders plus making a present for Lewis’s fourth birthday plus 27 cushions. Do you think I might have been a little over optimistic? Well, I did manage the first bit, and the second but fell far short of any cushion activity.

Colette, bless her soul, dutifully ironed seams and even cut two egg cosies and a hen while I made a truck bag for Lewis’s birthday. Lunch (her payment) fell far short of minimum wage with a couple of stale oat cakes, a paltry slice of mild cheddar and a smear of mayonnaise. Will she ever return I wonder?

The egg cosies and Dierdre the hen were whipped into shape in a pedal push and a needle jab and a Moss nest sewn and packaged in a whirlwind of motion.

Dierdre MacColl Caught with her legs in the air!
Dierdre MacColl Caught with her legs in the air!
Moss nest, ready to go
Moss nest, ready to go

And then I looked at my watch. Bum…3.30 and we were supposed to be at Lewis’s party half an hour ago.

Och well. I’ll just make the 27 cushions tomorrow… Yeh right!

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

2 replies on “Worked to distraction!

  1. I had a very unproductive day today. Yours wasn’t unproductive, but you didn’t get as much done as you wanted. I understand. I love your chickens though, but especially your sheep! And your nests!

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