Threads in a KIND of order.
Threads in a KIND of order.

What joy…to breeze between threads, scissors and tape measures without sending out search parties or stumbling over fabric mountains. The aim now is to keep it this way; everything returned to it’s proper venue after use, all tools home after every assignment.

This is actually ordered. You should have seen it yesterday!
This is actually ordered. You should have seen it yesterday!

How long can it last I ask myself?…probably about as long as my fingernails (eaten)!

So today was actually quite productive. Ruben cycled heroically through the rain at the break of dawn toward the Oban ferry and work experience at the vets. Tom cycled to Carnie cottage where all cousins and sisters (mine) have descended for October break/chaos. So I was able to work unhindered and unfettered by distraction.

First assignment…a window panel kind of thing for a customer who wants to dress the window but no point in a blind because it would always be up. So we have devised a shallow felt panel with a slot at the back for the pole. Interesting!

I think it worked out well, hope she likes it.

Then on to etsy orders, one of which was Lobelia Campbell. I thought I would document her birthing process for you as I find it very entertaining and maybe you will too.

I can see the head but I think the shoulders are stuck
I can see the head but I think the shoulders are stuck
Puuuuush!
Puuuuush!
It's a ... Oooo what is it?
It's a ...Ooooo what is it??
It's a hare!! Is it alive...Quick, resusitate!
It's a rabbit thing. Is it alive? Quick, resusitate!
It's Lobelia Campbell the highland hare!
It's Lobelia the Highland Hare

OK…maybe I should get out more.

Then I made a little sparrow on a branch brooch and a Cluck and Pecker cushion for Etsy buyers.

Machine embroidering swallow.
Machine embroidering swallow.
Hens pinned and legless.
Hens pinned and legless.

and began the next big job of cushions, lamps, tea cosies and other things for a soon to be online shop called eco motives. I am designing a totaly new range for this shop so as not to step on the toes of my other eco client. Berries have been requested in the design so this afternoon was about finding a Mogwaiiish way to do berries. Still working at it and havn’t quite clinched it, but I have a cunning plan. All will/may be revealed tomorrow.

Photos were taken of berries
Photos were taken of berries
A bit of sketching ideas
A bit of sketching ideas
and more importantly, trying out different ideas on fabric
and more importantly, trying out different ideas on fabric
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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

5 replies on “Everything in it’s rightful place.

  1. Congratulations again on a clean studio! I love the bunny birthing, hilarious! And that felt panel looks really really nice. Love the simple lines and the teeny little nests. Can’t wait to see your berries! They are a nice seasonal image. And smell. Mmmmmm.

  2. Berries are a great subject. Such simple shapes and beautiful colours. I’m sure you’ll have fun with it, I love your ideas… can’t wait to hear about your new eco range.

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