Happy New Year to you Friends!
So, apparently it’s 2013. Does anyone else think that sounds just too futurama? Like we should at least be getting about on hover craft or something….
I had so many good intentions of sharing the flurry of making and baking that consumed our home over the Christmas celebrations. Somehow though, sleep and eating sugary treats were all I could manage in those fleeting moments of quiet, so I will give you a recap soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Todays chit chat is all about my shiny, all absorbing new love …
The new year has brought with it a burst of intense making. I have delighted in many happy moments at my homemade weaving loom, often with my Little Babe snoozing in the sling while Miss C ‘organises’ my fabric stash…
I have even got my lovely nieces hooked. Miss 5 and Miss 7 were mesmerised by the texture explosion that is my bundle of fabric strips, and we whipped up a couple of simple mini looms for them to experiment with. I managed to keep my inner teacher quiet and refrain from harping on about the importance of alternating the under and overs. Instead, I played with my own weaving alongside them, watching the joy on their faces as they gleefully commentated their fabric choices and creative decisions. Three of us making and learning and loving the textile goodness forming under our fingers.
Some of these makings have even made their way out of the studio and into a wonderful new local gallery – but that’s a story for another post; right now my love is calling me….