Thursday, 23 December 2010

more presents...cushions.

Busy making secrets...

don't tell the family; list of presents made and wrapped...
for Lucy: a full size hot water bottle cover (as requested), a personalised cushion - rectangular, a collaged canvas.

for Laura: a full size hot water bottle cover (as requested), a bird cushion - square, blues
(as requested), a collaged canvas (as requested) please note; twins have to have the same amount!
for my mother: a triplet bird cushion - red, square, natural irish linen and a hot water bottle cover (as requested)
for my sister: a glass lens collage (requested)

don't ask don't get!
shy bairns and all that...
cushions will be available online from in the New Year and mini hot water bottles with covers too, also from

if you can't wait that long please e-mail me! cosy...

Christmas Newsletter from Designed and Made

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010


Dear Line Dry Aficionado

I wish you all a very merry season with much goodwill and all that goes with it!

Thank you for your interest in my company and continued custom, I appreciate you all!

There is news afoot;

New Year = new idea’s, new rearrangements, new products and new resolve.

I shall be combining/condensing/spring cleaning all my sites in some way, shape or form in the new year,

I am continuing designing and hopefully shall be introducing a garment or two to line dry very soon; no. 1: the prototype is made albeit a little on the large size, fashion dictates it should be a size 6 (!) and now all there is to do is refine the surface design and get the embroidery done! No.2 is on the drawing board is awaiting my pattern cutter to get back from France, this piece shall be unadorned but will work quite nicely with garment No. 1. Also in the pipeline are some leather patches; medal-ly and military, motifs to be exact, don’t ask how they came about, it was a matter of unexpected development. I am not quite sure what I shall be doing with these at the moment, although one feels one should be working with Comme des Garçons in reality.

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

how do I draw?

I observe
I rummage
I fiddle
I snip

I compose

I conduct

I stick

I create
I love...