Friday, October 10, 2008


In a busy, not particularly nice week, I've been looking for the little things that make me happy. Last night I sat down to do the little stitches around a nightie I made for my girl - sweet blue like her eyes! This made me happy. I made a rubber stamp of the little bird (a willie-wagtail) and stamped it onto a white fabric circle, added a floral and blue circle and stitched them all on.

Next Friday is my students' exhibition at school - many, many works (from prep to year 12!) and lots to do! So I've been busy preparing work, sorting name tags, mounting works ... Here are two little 'stitched drawings' from my clever year 7s - the idea came from this experiment I blogged about a while ago. Their images came from close-up drawings they did of plants.

Tomorrow I have my St Williams market (at Dawson Pde Grovely) and my littlest nephew (7 months old) coming for a visit. This will be a nice end to a not so nice week. Here's to the weekend!

PS head on over to TwinkleStarArt's blog for your chance to win one of Amanda's gorgeous prints ... hurry, you've only got 24 hours left!!


Hey Harriet said...

The nightie is very sweet & I like the look of those stitched drawings by your students. Hope the exhibtion goes well. Maybe you'll post some pics of all their work displayed? Wishing you many sales for tomorrow! Your fab new umbrella may be sheltering you from rain tomorrow instead of sunshine ;)

Sorry to hear you've not had a nice week Ali. Hope you're ok. Take care & enjoy the weekend! I'm doing my Friday happy dance now. Yup, I can dance & type at the same time. Clever me. I'll do a happy dance for you to if you're not feeling up to it :)

Em said...

Hey Ali,
cheer up poppet, hoping that things get better !! Have a great successful day tomorrow, I am off to a wedding, so It is Bel & her neice looking after our stall.
xx Em

Anonymous said...

it's nice you're able to do things that make you happy. ;-) have a happy weekend!


Little Mary Moo said...

I love the nightie, it looks great. I hope the exhibiton goes well for you. Those stiched drawings are lovely.

Hot Fudge said...

What a sweet little nightie - I bet it looks gorgeous on Little Miss Blue-Eyes.

The imagination of children's art never ceases to amaze me. I do hope the exhibition goes well and you are rewarded for all your hard work.

Sorry you week was not as good as it could have been - let's hope this week will be better for you.

Lisa B. said...

What a sweet nightie! So cute and looks so soft and comfy!

Darling projects by your students!!

edward and lilly said...

The little nightie is sweet, I love that you stamped the bird on.

Twinkle Star Art said...

The blue nightie is so sweet. I would love to know how to make a rubber stamp. Have you thought about blogging a 'How to make a rubber stamp' workshop?

Keep spreading that creative magic of yours! :) Love the 7s creations!

shells said...

Yay for you for finding something to make you happy and turn your mood around :) Hope this week is turning out better for you!

M.Kate said...

Very pretty nightie :D tks for your kind wishes, I am much better. Have a good weekend!