Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Biscuit Factory and a Saab

The other week, the manfriend and I went on a road trip in a 27year old Saab car....surprise surprise, mainly just to see how far the car would actually go.  Amazingly it managed to travel 1756 miles within a few days from N.E. Scotland to Cardiff, Torquay and London....but also to a much needed visit to The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle where some of my work has been on show since June.  It's fair to say I got very excited when I saw my name on a poster for the Autumn Show - Textiles (I'm easily amused).  I also got a copy of their catalogue in the post last week so things are looking pretty damn good at the moment.  Fingers crossed it keeps going.

We spent HOURS driving around London to take a photo of the Saab outside the Ace Cafe...it made Ian INCREDIBLY happy though. I got my own back by dragging him round the Tate Modern (which I honestly regretted as I was also not very impressed by the work..dammit) haha xxx

Bankfield Museum

I finally got my embroidery completed (after much frustration and many restless nights) so the works for the Christmas Show at Bankfield Museum, Halifax arrived safely today and all ready for the opening on the 6th November.  So check it out between then and the end of January.  Other items of mine that'll be on show are my Shipwrecked bottles, patchwork cushions, my wee owls and a selection of jewellery.  Really, really happy with the embroidery though...I suprised myself once more.

"Barn Owl" Free Hand Embroidery £450

Erin-bear's Mobile

Congratulations to my good friends Sayrah and Craig with the arrival of wee Erin a few weeks ago.  I made this "Erin's Sweet Dreams" mobile especially for her and apparently she loves it already.  Little play on words too.....at least she'll be familiar with the birds and the bees, haha.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Time to blog...

So this is my first ever blog.  Feels a bit weird but what the hey.

I've just had a look at some of my work on Card and Gift blog by the lovely Charlotte. Some amazingly kind words which really made me smile.  

Currently should be working on a new embroidery for the Christmas Show at Bankfield Museum, Halifax but as per usual.....have been distracted by the internet. uh oh.  Just to give you an idea of what it might end up looking like (but without the giant bird and cage).....

 The bee-eater embroidery was part of my "The Alpha Male" work for a joint exhibition with Kirsty Anderson, aka. wooden tree, at the Foyer Gallery in Aberdeen which was AMAZING!

New piece is going to be an owl....or its attempting to be an owl at the moment.  Fingers crossed anyway.