stitches, swatches and wonky geometry

March 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve been making patchwork today, by hand, like our great-grandmas did it. I am in awe of them, to be honest. Needle-poked iron-singed cramped-up fingers, and a head full of frustration because it it So Slow. There is such satisfaction in the obsessive laborious things though; why is that?

Anyway, there are no photos because the camera has temporarily died, but here are some pretty things…




Top to bottom, they are

  • beautiful patchworky drawings by Catherine Campbell (who is, by the way, one of my favourite illustrators)
  • loud, brash, cheerful cotton print by Blue Hill fabrics
  • quirky, chintzy, girly cotton print by Moda

happy wednesday

March 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today I got tickets to see Radiohead. Later today the insurance company replaced our stolen laptop that we thought we weren’t going to be able to claim for. I have spent the entire day crawling around making stop-motion animations with college students and being paid for the pleasure. It is a good, good day.

In honour of my life’s-looking-up mood, here is a lovely illustration by the marvellous Rob Ryan.


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