Saturday, August 6, 2011
I've been drawing a sweet little babushka. Inspired by our new surroundings, I've picked up the old nib pen and have spent my evenings with curving lines and sweet smiling faces rather than wool felt, needles and thread. It's been a long time since I've drawn and although she's not a very challenging subject some of my motifs of old have found a home with her.
Once I've copied her in black and white for a bit of gocco printing (she's destined to grace a t-shirt or twenty), I'm planning on adding a whole heap of colour. But first Mr. Gocco and I need to get reaquainted. That's if I can find him in the jumble of boxes that are residing in the back shed.
Yep, My life can be found in boxes in the back shed at present. We are house sitting for a very generous and wonderful family who have gone on away on a big adventure. It is an amazing home and staying here has made our transition back home so much easier.
So of course we've been house hunting. Oh dear.....If only we could find something as perfect as this beautiful home. Unfortunately most of the time we have been here one of the kids has been sick. All up we've probably had 5 days without an illness. We've had sticky eyes, followed by tummy bugs and after 5 days grace we now have the big girl down with fever. Poor old warrny is full of bugs after fun 4 kids it seems!
Of course I have also found time to set up a space for me and get sewing. Although I do admit the drawing bug is taking precedence, there's nothing like agreeing to do a market in a couple of months to get you motivated at the sewing machine. Polly and ollie dollies and pixies in various stages are underway. And if i can find my box of fabric there will be more. I just need to find the right boxes...