Sunday, 22 August 2010

Busy busy busy

I am very conscious that I have been neglecting my blog of late... my excuse is that I have been gadding around all over the place. First we went off to see my Mum at the seaside and of course I managed to fit in a bit of beachcombing...

As usual Mum was in the midst of a clear out - I have no idea why she was the owner of a polystyrene display head but I was quite pleased to take it off her hands!  Meet Florence - as you can see I have already started to give her a makeover...

Then back home to mountains of washing...  On Friday I managed to sneak off to Rugby for the day to visit the CULTEX exhibition.  This inspiring exhibition was the result of a collaboration between 3 Japanese and 3 Norwegian textile artists.  Sadly it has closed now and is off to Norway but the CULTEX website is well worth a look.  I can't show you any pictures from the exhibition but I did take a nice one of Rugby school - Rugby itself is very pretty, I have only ever been to the station before which doesn't give the best impression...

I had a little time to spend browsing the shops in Rugby town centre before my train home and couldn't resist this find in the fair trade shop...

I'm sure it's going to be very useful for something!

And in between all of this gadding about I have been working on  a couple of lovely wedding flower orders, including some flowers in lovely new shades of blue - the new colours will be arriving in my shop shortly!
handmade fabric flowers by ffflowers on etsy


  1. Your beach-combing has been much more productive than mine usually is, I very rarely find any beach glass these days and they're usually too 'new' and not polished enough. Sounds like a productive weekend.

  2. It all depends where you look - the beaches round here are no good but on the north-east coast I have much more success.

  3. think blogger just ate my comment so I'll have another go. Very impressed with your glass haul - I like searching for witch stones on the beach, the pebbles with a hole through.

    Let's hope this doesn't post twice!


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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