Wednesday, October 22

On my desk

Boy, these on my desk posts come round quickly don't they?

So today I have a pattern, fabric and notions for some light weight, casual trousers....boring black I'm afraid but as I'm very much the amateur when it comes to making clothes I decided to keep things very simple....if these work out I shall be more adventurous next time. I'm hoping to make a wrap dress to wear with them and I have some lovely fabric for that.

Then, after lunch I may go down to the willows with this....

I'm feeling a little bit artistically inspired today by this....

Beautiful woodblock painting by Cressida Campbell. Not that I'm planning any wood block work, if only I were so talented (and patient). Cressida has just released a book of her work which I would love. I'll have to drop some heavy hints as I have a birthday coming up...and of course there's Christmas too.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Good luck with the pants and wrap dress. I used to sew (many moons ago when I was in high school). A little while ago I got the urge to sew again and started looking at sewing machines etc...luckily the urge passed because I'm sure that sewing machine would have just been sitting here gathering dust :)

Caitlin said...

Hi Cathy, yes I've had the machine for years and really only get it out occasionally but I enjoy it when I do!

Kirsty said...

Eeek - I love the sight of a box of Derwents.

Caitlin said...

Me too Kirsty, just looking at them makes me happy :-)

Dave said...

I'm sure you deserve a book for your birthday. 21st is it?

Caitlin said...

I most certainly do deserve a book, however that particular book is $120. I'd have to be on my very best behaviour to get it and as my birthday is still a month away I don't know if I can maintain best behaviour that long.

Sadly not 21, but only slightly more than that. Ahem.