I have been looking after the shop for my friends at Resurekt this week and it has meant plenty of time to sew in the workroom adjoining the shop.
I started Matthew off on the pear doorstops when the shop first opened and he has made (and sold) quite a few now. He uses scraps from upholstering with reclaimed and re-purposed fabrics and even vinyl scraps for the leaves and "stems".
Claire from Sweet Birdy Love kindly gave me the nod to make some egg cosies from her pattern.
Claire has encouraged me to give free machine sewing a try and I can see how it could become addictive. It's like sketching with thread.
These lead to a pair of .....
which match the .....
kitchen hand towel,
that goes with the ......
apron (on the right).
I also made the apron on the left there and ....
I'm soooo in live with this fabric. It reminds me of the cowboy wallpaper on my cousins bedroom when we were kids and of my brothers' pajamas.
If it doesn't sell in the next week I'm going to bring it home I think.
I know the photography is not fabulous but I left the camera in the car and retrieved it as I was closing up last night so I could take a few shots.
These beautiful windows look across the road to a tranquil and very seasonal park and to the street beyond of federation houses. The area is really quaint and it is a serene backdrop for the shop.
Here are a couple taken with my phone....
Easily the most popular piece in the shop at the moment. Even my 80 year old mother-in-law loves this one.
It's re-purposed fake fur, woolen blankets and fabric with self covered buttons. On these wintry wet days people just want to jump in and curl up away from the world.
Or how about an irreverent touch-up on a 70's print. It's very hard to tell because Mathew has cleverly added the pink parasol reflection to the bottle and it looks original.
This is one of my favourites. This was original one of those cream stoneware/plaster mass produced wall vases but Mathew has applied his trompe l'oeil expertise (I know! He's not just a pretty face) and turned it into a theatre piece. Very glamorous.
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It's been quite a busy but very fulfilling week.