There's been a bit of a craft and writing hiatus in these here parts. Whoops. Something tells me its time to reorganise my priorities. Can you help? Let's close our eyes and repeat together: a tidy house is a sign of a wasted life; a tidy house is a sign of a wasted life.
Eyes open again? Good.
Last week (as the ironing accumulated, floor gathered dust and children went hungry) I managed to complete a small project. This is my entry for the "Hottie Cover Challenge Exhibition", which is a charitable initiative being run by retail gallery, Open Drawer. All money raised will be going to the Margaret Pratt Foundation.
Now to clarify, a hottie cover is something you put a hot water bottle into ... and not a handsome bloke from the front of a magazine. The latter was guessed by a hopeful family member. (Yes, I'm looking at you Argy and Bargy's auntie!)
My hot water bottle cover has been submitted as part of a large group entry, organised by the lovely Cam from Curlypops.
I jokingly told Cam I was going to do something a bit nanna. Sadly the only nanna-ish thing I could think to make was er, an actual nanna.
Anyway, here is Nanna sitting in a chair with a knee rug and her own hottie.
The front of the cover is osnaburg and the back is made up mystery blue and pink florals that caught my eye in Spotlight.
Nanna is a combination of dimensional applique, beading and free-motion machine stitching.
It was the first time I had tried "drawing" with a machine. This will come as no surprise to those of you who had already noticed that nanna has an unusually square nose and weirdly shaped feet. (Goodness gracious, lucky I wasn't trying to stitch that handsome bloke from the front of the magazine cover. Can you imagine what I might have done to a six pack?)
Hottie Cover Exhibition
1 - 24 July 2011
1156 Toorak Road
6 - 8pm Friday 1 July
All hotties are for sale with proceeds to the Margaret Pratt Foundation