So it was the official launch of my glorious pink Thread Shed at the weekend. Friends and neighbours joined us for a Prosecco celebration as I cut the red ribbon and opened the door to my colourful creative workshop. From the Thread Shed there will be lots of sewing, knitting, creating and chatting, preferably over a coffee but possibly even a over a Prosecco or two!
Carpe Filum I say … (Seize the Thread)
So… Lee and I cwtched up in the warm last night to watch a great movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” – a heartwarming and tear jerking biopic of 1950’s film star Gloria Grahame. I was sipping on a cocktail of whisky, honey and lemon (damn Sister jetting off to the sun and leaving her germs behind) and Lee was munching on Terry’s Chocolate Orange. There was all this rustling of the foil paper and at the end of the movie this is what I found …
What a lovely lazy Sunday I have enjoyed playing with some new toys. We have just got a sublimation printer and mug press which means that we can now put any image onto our T-shirts and of course mugs. Truly delighted with the first Tees and mugs coming off the press, one with Lee’s Bic Biro Skull drawing and the other with a very colourful studio logo. I still love the vinyl on cotton Tee that we create but it’s good to see the colourful sublimation Ink on poly cotton Tees too.
What do you think?
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?