So I’ve become obsessed with Peacocks, since I made that peacock for my swap partner, and I was reading the Meet Me At Mikes book, which had a project by Kristen Doran in it. Kristen was one of my Totem artists, so I popped along to her blog to see what she was up to. From that I wandered over to her shop blog to see what she had on offer and right up the top, the very first item I saw, was an embroidery pattern for two peacocks. So I bought one.
It arrived yesterday in the post. God bless the internet for first taking away the need to send letters and then giving us so many more reasons to post things around the country and indeed the world.
At the top is the pattern, and since I’d had a chat to her over email about the aforementioned peacock obsession, she popped in a fat quarter of peacocks in gardens too. How nice was that? I’m so happy, I can’t wait to start it. As soon as I finish moving and finish all the other half done projects I’m currently mired in. I see it as a late night telly in front of the heater kind of project. Thanks so much Kristen!
The other thing I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the CWA. I’ve read the 50 years book and asking around, I’ve got this idea that I’m currently thinking a lot about. I was in a retro shop yesterday and on top of a pile of folded teatowels i saw this
So I opened it up curiously and found this
I didn’t buy it, but it made me think of Curlypops and her beautiful aprons made out of retro teatowels. What could be cooler than an apron made out of a CWA tea towel?
Which jsut all goes to prove that if you’re thinking really hard about something, it usually turns up in some form or another…
In totally other news, I sent my contrubution off to A Book About Death. It’s now on the website, with heaps of other entries. If you’re not going to be in New York over Sept/Oct, go check it out online!