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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ring ring

These are a new whimsy of mine to try to capture some of the summer market. It gets very hard to sell wool here in the summer as people don't even want to touch it much. Too hot. I rely on those with forward thinking, or tourists heading home to cooler climbs. The colours of the first photo are not very accurate as I took it inside with a flash but you get the idea.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New babies

I am involved with the craft group at my son's school and we make some beautiful things. I love the communally made items the best. The things that are passed on and each person adds another part. They mermaid with the felted tail was one such project. I made the tail and another mum made the doll. We named her Shellshine. The other mermaid (Celeste) was made by another mum. She has a spare outfit as her tail comes off and she can party on land too! I made the spring fairy (flora belle), She has a bag of fairy dust and pink suede shoes! . It is just delightful to watch the children come in and "ooh" and "ahh" over them. They are desperate to see the new dolls and animals each fair.
We had a great fair today. We all worked very hard and I think I will sleep very hard tonight as well.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ethel's Locks

I went on search at the Bendigo wool show for a sheep with some long curly locks. I have some ideas for collars, cuffs etc I wanted to play with. Well my son was the one who actually found the sheep as I was busy at the stall all the time. The sheep was an English Leicester and the farmer's name is Ethel. She looks like she's been farming all her life and she has such a beautiful, genuine affection for her animals. She lets a handful of babies grow their locks. They are such beautiful animals. Ethel was quite excited at the prospect of the locks going into a felt piece. She sent me a sample and I made these two wraps to test out my ideas. They worked perfectly so I look forward to making the next pieces

Monday, September 7, 2009

Homebirth Rally - Canberra

Well I'm back from the homebirth rally and very glad I went. it was great to show some solidarity around this event. Nicola Roxon declined to talk to us but many others did. The rain was persistent which was a shame and we did get very wet.
There has been a stay of execution for two years. There is still no indemnity insurance for midwives however. So the fight must go on. I urge all Australians who care about democratic rights of choice to write to all tiers of government about this issue.
You can see my sign in this video but it is sideways so you can't read it. It said
Kinda catchy I thought!


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