Just returned from a mid field, blizzard buffeted hoof clinic. Hands now mottled with iodine yellow and blue from the cold, but at least Ruby’s painful foot has been trimmed and dosed and will revert to smelling earthy and normal again rather than like halitosis.

I must tell you about my new toy, on loan from Inga. We call it “Leila the Lamborghini”. It is a spinning wheel with GEARS!! It is sitting proud in my studio in front of “Old Dear” (inherited from Mum, made in the 70’s and warped from too many years in a damp shed.) Spinning on Leila is an absolute delight and can lead to many hours ignoring what actually needs to be done. Look – I am making leg warmers (above) and chai!

The rest of the time i am obsessing over politics on both sides of the atlantic and run up fabric samples for potential commissions in Ardnamurchan.

 

 

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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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