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Behind The Scenes: Painting and pottering

Hello Friends.

It’s all go here at AVS Headquarters, with a lovely new product coming together just in time for bestowing on lucky loved ones for Christmas (sneak peak coming soon….).

Amidst the plotting, planning and cutting, I have also had the screen printing paint out; Miss C took one look at the pots of bright colour and declared she must help!

Time to get messy…

{As you can see, the paintbrushes in the first photo were quickly abandoned for the thrill of cold, sloppy paint squishing through little fingers}.

I dug out a piece of white fabric from the depths of ‘The Stash’, and wrapped it around some cardboard. We decided that once it was painted, we could sew it into a “special resting pillow for resting”. There followed much happy chatting about the process – Miss C gave an excited running commentary on the way the colours were blending together, and I focused on not caring that the colours were all blending together…

So much fun was had that it was time to move onto some potato stamping.

I carved some shapes into some teeny potatoes that had seen better days, but were just the right size for little hands. After a rather epic cleanup, we re-loaded the palette and Miss C set about trying them all out. After the wild abandon of the finger painting, I think this proved to be rather dull, and after a couple of goes each it was “time to pack up Mummy”. I think my little girl is a chip off my block – we both seem to be happiest with spontaneous creativity over lots of rules.

No doubt my right hand girl will lead us off on another adventure to share soon. After a weekend full of sunshine, friends and some decadent pizza-devouring, it’s time to knuckle down and get making.

Happy Monday!

Megan.

Miss Edith makes her debut…

Hello Friends.

Meet Miss Edith.

I have been just a little swept away with weaving here of late, and Edith is the result of lots of gleeful pottering around with twigs and lace and favourite fabric scraps.

There is just something so lovely about building up a tiny little tapestry of treasured textures and colours, unsure how it will all hang together until the last little piece has nestled in with the rest.  I will admit to some child-like hand clapping after the last bit of tricky knotting and weaving in of warp threads, and wrestling disobedient twigs into place… I feel a new obsession may have taken hold!

We have big plans, Miss Edith and I, but for now you can find her in blush or blue  having cups of tea and cake with her friend E for Ethel.

 

Happy Monday!

Megan.