Saturday, 9 July 2016

Sketchbooks and Fabrics

The last couple of weeks haven't been the best  (and I expect the coming weeks to be more of the same), and I must admit that when the going gets tough I turn for my solace to the odd buying spree or two (or even more!).

So when I came across a picture posted on Facebook by one of my friends of a selection of sketchbooks by the Pink Pig Company I simply caved in and went for it and bought one of their Pig Parcels which for a mere £35 gives you much more than that in a box full of sketchbooks. What I love most about this was the fact that you get a wide variety of sizes that you don't usually see, from very dainty to gigantic. It's also a very good buy and if you are tempted yourself here is the place to go!

The sketchbooks are resting on a Garden of Earthly Delights piece of fabric, acquired this morning when I made my way to Biggar Stitches who are celebrating the first anniversary of the shop today. Again there were bargains galore and great discounts. I fell in love with the fabric range called The Garden of Earthly Delights (designed by Studio KM for Free Spirit) and you can expect to see the fabric in a project I have my eye on. I have never made a quilt from a pattern but I'm going to give it a go, just to see if I can. I tend to do my own thing pretty much all the time as far as quilting is concerned so this will be a challenge. Starting with fabrics you love is always a good way to begin anything. Biggar Stitches will be open all day so if you are nearby, pop in and see what you fancy!

Did all this indulgence make me feel better? Temporarily, yes!  But the effects aren't lasting and I know that it's up to me to turn my mood around, so I'm giving it my best. Time to grab needles or brushes and bury myself in art where for me I can find my ultimate salvation.

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

oooh what a lovely cache of books Frieda! So sorry to hear you're going through some rough times. Wishing you all the best.


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