Monday, 18 March 2013

Weekend art and a peek at a sewing project


Whale Shark, 'Sculpture by the sea', Cottesloe 2012

My weekend began on Friday with a delightful trip to Cottesloe beach with my parents for the annual 'Sculpture by the sea' exhibition.

'Sculpture by the sea', Cottesloe 2012 
Crows made by some kind of knitting, 'Sculpture by the sea', Cottesloe 2012
Men being squashed by a giant rolling pin, 'Sculpture by the sea', Cottesloe 2012
 It was very enjoyable wandering through the sculptures marvelling at some and trying to understand others. Afterwards we had a lovely lunch at a beachside cafe. Ahh, Perth at it's best.


After this relaxing start, the weekend got much busier. We are having new carpet this week so we were lugging furniture out of the bedrooms and madly touching up paint before the new carpet goes in. My bathroom is now so full of stuff it looks like an episode of 'Hoarders'! Actually, that's a bit like my sewing room all the time - oops.


Still, we managed to fit in a couple of local fairs where the boys got to skateboard...

...and, more importantly, I snatched some moments to work on my latest sewing project.


This is quite a change from what I usually make (it has a zip for a start!). It has many little steps and is fitted and lined. Yes, just a bit different from my usual knit fabric casuals - but exciting and a little bit sexy!

I hope to have it finished soon and to take some photos this week. Can't wait to show you :)

14 comments:

  1. Sounds good, we had a sculpture by the sea down here a couple of weeks ago and it was really great. Very cool felted wool swing chair (?!) and a very cool rug and big pot made from rope collected from the beach.

    Looking forward to seeing what you are making. Thanks for your comment on my shorts they were from a burda style pattern, Pleated shorts feb 13. Here's the link. http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/pleated-shorts-022013.

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    1. Sounds great, you are lucky to live there. Thanks for the link :)

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  2. Lovely snaps - you and your Mum could be sisters! And of course, can't wait to see what you're stitching up!

    Coco

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    1. Thank you. Would you believe she's 70 this year!?? I think you might just have an inkling what this could be!

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  3. The new project looks lovely! It's not "Lily" is it (the lining suggests it's not, but you'd find it easy to adapt)?

    Yes, I too have thought my corner looks "hoarder" (I'll tidy up/reduce when I'm ready, alright?!).

    Lovely to "meet" your parents :-)

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    1. No, not 'Lily'. I agree, I cluttered space equals a creative mind - right??

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  4. That sounds like a weekend relaxing and full of fun .... contradictory, right?? Love your sewing project, looking forward to see more of it ....

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to finish it but there are fiddly bits right to the end....slowly getting there :)

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  5. I just discovered your blog via Pinterest, and I'm instantly hooked! You are one talented/creative lady! :)
    I'm especially loving your refashions, as I'm really into refashioning!
    ~Jen

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    1. Wow, thank you for the lovely comment :) I've just checked out some of your refashions - great ideas!

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  6. Mmm. What's your sewing project???

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