Monday, 30 October 2017

Not A Waist!

When the loop on Michael’s waistcoat frayed and broke I was not sure how to repair it because the black loose weave wasn’t something I had in my stash and I felt that using black cotton wouldn’t match well enough to not look out of place. 

But these days mismatched buttons is a thing, and so I chose something colourful that Mike would like, to make a whole new loop with and I think it looks rather fab. This repair was done by hand-stitching the edge seam closed, once I had opened it carefully with a stitch ripper to release the rest of the frayed loop. 

And he likes it! 

Thursday, 19 October 2017


And here is my skull, at home in my natty corner unit. He looks forward to greeting those of you who come to Dorset Art Weeks! 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

It’s not for Halloween ...

I like skulls. I suppose given my pending face related surgery, I really ought to have at least a passing interest. Jaw surgery blogs and Facebook pages appear frequently in my comings and goings about the internet. 

This lovely specimen is a Childs toy who’s head broke when he got dropped and was glued back together with Sugru. I love that stuff. 

In order for the paint not to crawl, I’ve treated it with ESP which is another fabulous product that no one asked me to plug. So that’s vinyl wall plaint slapped onto a plastic skull. 

But it’s not for Halloween, it’s for always. I will show you where it’s going to go, on permanent display, soon!