Monthly Archives: August 2013

Quilting Inspo and a new Foodie blog!

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Hi Folks!

Firstly I just want to let you folks know about a new foodie based blog that I have started up.  It’s gradually filling up with exciting wholesome and tastey recipes, as well as updates on new nutrirional facts and ideas I am stumbling upon on my journey to healing my body from the inside out.  I will also be sharing personal updates on my diet and fitness and generally how I am doing!  So if you want to read more from me check that out at http://www.healingthispreciousbody.wordpress.com !

Now to the main topic: Quilting.  I used to work in an amazing little textiles and wool shop when I was at college, which specialised in quilting fabrics and ran workshops teaching lovely ladies how to make the most amazing quilts.  I learnt some awesome techniques whilst I was there and really fell in love with quilting.  Since leaving that job to go travel the world and then Uni, I havn’t really thought all that much about patchwork quilting…until recently!  I have the most beautiful quilt on our bed that my granny marianne made for me when I was younger that I absolutely love and the last couple of days I have found a few images that make me want to get cutting up all these amazing fabric scraps I have lying around my sewing room.

Here is a photo of my beautiful crazy-patchwork quilt.

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And here are the photos I have stumbled upon recently that make me want to drop all my other endless amounts of projects (that I should TOTALLY finish first!) and get cutting out tiny peices of fabric!

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Mmm so much inspiration! I think the thing that I love about quilting is that you are creating an heirloom.  People are far more likely to treasure a quilt that has been painstakingly made for them, then they would say, a jacket.  I love my quilt from my Granny Marianne so much and know that I will have it until I am gone and then it will get passed on to my children.  I’d love to create a quilt that may do the same!

Happy quilting folks,

Bex

Flightless Birds and Feather Children

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I wanted to share with you all a couple of amazing artists, one of which I have just stumbled upon and the other who I follow avidly and have done for a few months now.  The first is an amazing sculptural artist called Lucy Glendinning who creates the most phenominal sculptural peices, usually depicting small children, with fur or feathers covering their whole bodies.  They remind me of hibernation, of coccoons, and winters evenings.  They make me think of sadness, stillness and softness.  Im just completely in love and wanted to share Lucy’s amazing work with you all so here are some of my favourite works of hers.  Please check out her website http://www.lucyglendinning.com/ for more amazing images and her biography.

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Another insanely talented textiles sculptor who I have fallen madly for these last few months has been the uber talented Mister Finch.  His work is like magic to me and I think he must see the world as a young child does, picking up the perfect feather from the ground, staring at the smallest things in wonder.  Mister Finch creates mainly birds and insects from recycled embroidered textiles, wire and anything that catches his eye.  His work often reminds me of dark fairytales, Sometimes Grimm, sometimes stunningly beautiful.  Im in love and here are so of my fav’s of his but definately go check out his awesome work for yourself!  http://www.mister-finch.com/

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At the moment, I seem to be hardly sewing myself, I have a feeling because its the most wintery month so far here in Melbourne and my sewing room is absolutely FREEZING and far to far from our little cosy gas fire.  Recently I can be found perched on a giant cushion pile with a birdsnest of wool surrounding me, the click-clack of knitting needles and the hum of our gas stove making my heart smile.  Im working on this project at the moment, my first knitting project in a long while, and I am LOVING every warm fuzzy moment of it. 

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Im knitting this beauty in 100% Merino Wool in a beautiful teal blue.  I really want to track down this beautiful mustard wool by Brooklyn Tweed pictured above as this colour is just STUNNING.  Once the project is complete Ill put up some photos, and if anyone is interested in this pattern please just comment below with your email and ill send it on to you in PDF form. 

Until next time!

Bex