Friday Doings

Hey ho! Happy Friday friends,
What have you been doing? I have been busing preparing for the markets tomorrow. With the help of two dear friends Natalie (on the stereo) and Rooibos (in my mug):
I have baked 70 gingerbread figures (men, doves, trees, and 2 hearts) and made tags for them
Cut and packaged festive lino print tags
Finished off some more soft and lovely tote bags featuring my illustrated cotton, Japanese linen, AND babushkas as always!
I am especially proud of this tote who I've named "quilty" - she was an experiment - and has a hand-sewn quilt panel of Japanese linens, denim and cotton on the front.
Got into my abundant pile of yoyos to make three cute as a button headbands

And finally worked out how to make embroidery hoop wall hangings. The househeads, Tudor roses and birds are all my original cotton prints, and the babushkas are a lovely Japanese linen.

I've also made prints of some of my more recent sketches; including Mr Plume, Blue Hortensie, and the Three Magnolias.

I think this is the most productive Friday I've had in a long time. Or possibly ever. And I'm not complaining; I don't feel worn our or tired. I don't feel stressed about the market or about no-one turning up (which has been a recurring fear).
I feel happy.
Alive.
And so blessed to be making things today.

And if you happen to be in Sydney tomorrow and don't have anything to do please drop by our little inner-west market - Because those gingerbread men will not last long!