Late last year, Friend Sue planted this crafty seed in my head: create something according to the daily temperature, inspired by the ‘Temperature Blanket’ crochet or knitted projects that have made their presence on the interweb.
The inner geek and stash-busting crafter in me accepted the challenge. Boom! Done. We have our daily maximum recorded temperature data* for all 31 days of January 2017 presented on this wabisabi weaving.
I have decided to make this project more bite-sized and relevant to my style and work since large projects such as blankets, quilts and scarves aren’t my cup of tea…
Behold Miss January 2017. 1st Jan begins at the top.
Onward to 11 more bags!
*Based on my home location 500m above sea level.
Small, but not so small zipper pouches. Little happy things that I enjoyed working on.
What may have instigated this was the request for:
something small to put a gift voucher in; or
something flat and light and/or Australian-inspired* to mail overseas; or
something handmade and unique as a Kris Kringle / Secret Santa present for this gift-giving season!
*Chicken and cats do not count :D
Sometimes the most random ideas can spring to mind before morning coffee.
The transitional week from 2015 to 2016 was my “idle” time in which I could play around with other “creativities” (create + activities) while reorganising my space.
Lots of fabric scraps + rediscovering the loom = unleashing the weaving monster.
These have been SO fun to make, each one with a special friend in mind. Isn’t it interesting how seemingly ordinary fabric could be transformed — in appearance and purpose — simply by being squashed through parallel threads?
Each weaving takes a minimum of 2 days. Such a great exercise in reusing and re-purposing.
Next to squealing over floofy cats, drinking tea is on my list of obsession. Cups best represent that.
I figured it would be best to create quirky little things that I enjoy, reverting back to the good ole’ days of relaxed craftdom. Perhaps someone else might appreciate the work? When you enjoy what you’re doing, it comes through in the work, in my opinion.
A little pretty scrap at a time, layer by layer, stitch by stitch. Fun!
Look! A slightly revamped logo, because I have the luxury of time this holiday season.
Pickle gets a well-deserved spot on the logo, because she has been THE STAR. The ‘cat stall’ identity has been truly difficult to shake off, so might as well run with it? Pickle’d graphics have been a lifesaver in my market adventures for 2015. She has been the perfect model and muse; such a lucky charm.
Who knows what the next year will bring? Will I continue with markets?
P.S. In hindsight, doesn’t it read as: “Pickle art to accessorise the eco-conscious bag?” Funny.