Art takes many forms and Lee finds beauty in many things. I love and appreciate this about him so much but sometimes I do wonder! Many people pick shells and driftwood from the beach but how many people pick up old bones?
Lee’s latest piece of art features a paint-dipped seagull skull. Also underway are a magpie and some rats that have been very kindly provided by friends who live on a farm.
It will I’m sure make a very unusual collection but I am suggesting to Lee that perhaps this is one for display in the studio?
So … our little 2 bedroom bungalow is bursting at the seams. It’s lovely to have Youngest Son happily living with us, and great to have Stepson home for his Summer break from Uni, but this means me and my 3 knitting machines, 2 sewing machines, TShirt press, Hague Linker, Vinyl Cutter (and mountains of yarn and fabric) are officially evicted from my former craft room.
The only solution is to build me my very own creative workshop in the garden. I am very excited now that all the materials have arrived. Building work is ready to commence next week but one thing is absolutely ready to go. The husband may not be able to build me a workshop but he can definitely make me a damn cool sign for it.
Welcome to the first finished component of ‘The Thread Shed’ ❤️
What do you think?
You must have seen those souvenir T-Shirts … you know the ones… ‘I ❤️ NY’, ‘I ❤️ Berlin’, ‘I ❤️ Barcelona’ etc? Well, a lovely young man we know has just started his own little convenience store in The Longhouse beach bar at Freshwater East. We just love small business and we also love Freshwater East, and so Lee has designed a really cool souvenir T-Shirt just for the shop. The unique ‘I ❤️ Fresh’ tee is available in both adult and child sizes and you can buy yours ONLY in Jack’s little shop.
So I adore Lee’s art. He is so just so wonderfully creative and so damn talented. However, every so often he produces something that I find a little bewildering. Just lately he has been bashing and polishing some of your regular type, kitchen silver foil. The finished hard silver ball even has a £1 coin buried deep in its heart (I’m not sure why). Lee tells me these balls can be created with absolutely anything held tightly in the centre and when one example he mentioned was cremated ashes I realised where my final destination is going to be!
I think they are crazy and Lee thinks they are cool … who are you standing with Lee or me?
So … our sweary bobble hats really have been in high demand! I am just working on an order of 20 for some very smart bikers in Brum. In the meantime I have been experimenting with some different colours, contrasts and bobble sizes. This colourful bunch of sweary hats will be available £15 each from the studio this afternoon!
What do you think?
On the back of our sweary bobble hats, Lee’s best mate in Brum commissioned a politer version, but one with the incredibly strong and powerful message to ‘Fu#k Cancer’. Cancer stole my gorgeous little girl , my beautiful mother, my fun loving brother-in-law and my funny teenage cousin. It has also impacted so many other family members and friends. So I spent much of this weekend knitting up our latest design and this lovely lot will be posted off to their new owners tomorrow! If you want one for yourself then just drop us a message … each sale includes a donation to Cancer Research.
Oh and this is one bobble hat that I will most definitely be wearing with pride … Fu#k Cancer indeed!