Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
Bit of a wordless picture today - the fog was making it look very spooky - looking down the Bosphorus, Taking T1 to the Metro as she is going for practice on the 'other side' - Asia. Schools competition this weekend.
"Mom, what are those big birds?"
'Which birds?" (sky is EMPTY) "Albatross??"
"No, they fly in tunnels..."
"No, they are white, with long necks"
"Swan?? long neck owl??"
"They bite babies..... they have pointy beaks and are really scruffy at house making"
"They were flying over school yesterday, making tunnels upwards, like a million of them"
"Ahhh.... spring is here!"
Posted by Dawn C at 3/27/2015 12:53:00 pm
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Re-making, or repairing leotards is awful, diligently trying to avoid stones that either shatter or break the needle.... sewing at turtle speed and tight corners to avoid unpicking the whole garment.... why? they have 1000+ Swarovski stones on each - serious ££.
I have 7 leotards in various stages - all due Thursday night.
Posted by Dawn C at 3/24/2015 09:32:00 am
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
I work with paper.... apparently I should be using AutoCad - but then I need to learn it - and buy a mahoosive printer - and find space for it..... I will wait....
(yes - mahossive IS a real word)
Posted by Dawn C at 3/21/2015 06:54:00 pm
Friday, 20 March 2015
This has been sitting for at least 3 years in the 'depo' - each time I have pulled it out to show as a potential leotard, noses have been turned.... but I have a 'free' order for 2 small leotards.... out this comes! at last, it will see light.
I hope to start posting daily again - one of my goals for spring. Lets see....
Posted by Dawn C at 3/20/2015 06:34:00 pm
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Turkey is seriously patriotic. This was my kids school auditorium on a national holiday - attendance was purely voluntary. Most people wore either red, white or both. I could never imagine this happening for St George. Happy 90th birthday Turkey
Posted by Dawn C at 11/01/2013 09:17:00 pm
Sunday, 27 October 2013
T1 was at a party, so T2 who is into art, Miss P and myself went down to SSM - not the best place to be on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon - perhaps half of Istanbul was down there. The other half walking in the forest judging by the traffic on the way home. So we managed to get a couple of pictures in front of the big yellow - well not sure what the name is, T2 was most intrigued by the black space ones, Miss P by the large marble pieces. Myself by the security who seemed obsessed with my littles and allowed liberal pawing of sculptures by all adults but pounced when T2's flash went off whilst taking a picture of a lump of stone...... I like SSM a lot, the ticket price is a huge factor - 1 adult free per kid, kids free..... don't tell anyone! I liked the work and am intrigued. I will probably go again either with T1 or alone ..... in the week when I can park easily and its not like a shopping mall.
Friday, 25 October 2013
I was hunting something or another in the randomness that is my workroom and found this hanging, I had in my mind it was elsewhere - out of the house elsewhere so it was a pleasure to find it.
It is made of 2 fronts, and to be hung over an internal window, the quilting is by hand and wool batting.
I made it way back in 2003 for a challenge that was being held by City Quilter in New York - it was also exhibited in Istanbul, perhaps that year or the year later I was living in Scotland at the time - it is well travelled.
I never hung it in the window it was intended and now have moved. I do plan to hang it now it has re-emerged! The challenge fabric was a kind of Asian market scene. 15.5 by 16 inches.