Monday, 5 March 2012

Studio and sewing

A few days ago on Facebook, Anna asked to see some photos of the new sewing corner Alice and Hebe have included in the studio.

As you can see through the window, the woodstore has no more logs in view on that side - we've burned most of our winter stash now.

Hebe made that toasting fork hanging up.  It's really handy because it has those delicate tines.  

At the moment the sewing corner still looks very tidy! I wonder how long that will last?

In case you’re wondering what the things on the window sill are, one is a statue of St Francis that came to us when my Mama moved to an apartment with no garden.

The other is a small figure of Venus made by Alice as part of a series of figures inspired by netsuke.

The rest of the studio is not so tidy but very interesting.

This is Hebe’s banker for standing the stones on for letter-cutting.  The Badger made it for her.

This is a monstrance base she’s been making for a Catholic priest.

And her preliminary drawing.

I like the studio.  It’s full of interesting things Hebe and Alice have made.

There’s a fab new glass panel, but I must ask Alice’s permission to show you I think, as it’s a commission.

Oh - and the kitchen is coming on!


365 366 Day 65 Monday March 5th     
(if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see here) 

The Wretched Wretch is growing up!  He drinks from a proper cup now, and has no truck with such as these!



Maria said...

Oh my friend...your kitchen is looking so nice :)

And that studio - I will get lost there with so much fun things to see...


Ember said...


Ember said...

:0) x

Buzzfloyd said...

:-D So exciting! I want to come and do sewing too.

Ember said...

Yes, it will be really good to have the sewing machine right there to hand!

Buzzfloyd said...

By the way, why did you post two smiley responses to only one comment? Have you accidentally deleted one?

Ember said...

Aagh! Why did I do that, Buzz?

Ember said...

Aha! I know why! Tracked it down! Because I couldn't get into Google the night before, I published two days' blog posts at the same time, and my friend Maria commented on both. I found both comments in my email inbox at the same time, and responded to both, but got in a muddle and put both responses on the same comment thread.
I must say, you make a very good mother!

Deborah said...

How do you sew in such a small space??

Ember said...

Now you have me worried, Debs. When I sew, I sit quietly at the table, feeding fabric through the machine, or holding it in my lap with the good light from the window shining on it so I can see what I'm about. What to you do?!?

Deborah said...

I spread all over my workroom! I have the ironing board at a 90 degree angle to my table (which is 180cm in length) so that I can iron whilst I'm sewing without having to move too far! The other things I need like fabric/ribbon boxes and my thread box are close at hand either on the table or the floor. I like the space to push the sewing machine back so I can cut fabric on my cutting mat without getting up.

If I'm hand sewing I sit on my bed :-)

Ember said...