Friday, 6 July 2007
Banish that grey!
No this is not about hair dye! I mean the grey outside, the grey we have no control over. The grey that readers in England will know all about. I realised yesterday on my daughter's birthday (thanks all of you for your lovely birthday wishes) that it had been a long time since we'd all been able to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I can't remember the last time my youngest was able to play properly in the garden!
So I decided to bring some colour into my home and got out my mirrors that I've made over the years. These certainly are not grey, just bright and fun! I first started making mirrors for the Brighton Festival Open Houses a few years back and they proved very popular. This one I made for my daughters when they use to share a room - it's their favourite colours and is made out of different silks and chiffon. Some friends of ours asked me to make a huge mirror for above their fireplace in shades of plum, aubergine and dusky pink silks. I loved making it and it was good making something that size.
Another girly one I'm afraid. I love making things in blocks of colour and had fun dyeing the cottons in various shades. Instant pinkness!
To prove that I can do other colours I had a go at making this one with as many different colours as possible. It was fun to make and always make me smile!
But then the pinkness started to creep back again, could I do a blue one? Well, yes, but it had to have just a touch of pink somewhere!
There are other things to be done on grey summer days (particularly when the eiderdowns are now back on the beds again) - one of them is lying on bed all day just watching the rain trickle down the window pane!
Have a great, sunny, weekend!