Friday, March 18, 2011

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a few weeks back, i won a giveaway margie of resurrection fern was having on her blog. i was doubly excited, as i have never won a blog giveaway before, but also because i've been swooning over margie's gorgeous hand dyed fabrics for ages. when the package came earlier this week, it was filled with even more loveliness than expected. so i thought on this grey friday morning, i'd share some pics with you so we can all get a little colour therapy for the end of the week.

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there is a mixture of silk, linen, cotton and wool, a pile of wonderful texture and different fabric weights. i'm eager to dip in and make something - any suggestions? i think some of it might work to make a beachy west coast sunset sky, maybe as a pillow or small hanging piece. perhaps i'll see where the weekend stitching takes me. as well, if you have not checked out resurrection fern, you really should. margie's craft endeavours are amazing and inspiring, and she has a way with capturing the nature around her with her camera.

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i'm planning to update the shop this weekend with some new little animals - whales and other swimmers - and i will share pictures tomorrow. as well, i'm feeling the urge to do a bit of spring cleaning, maybe hoping it will encourage spring's arrival. so there are a few items on spring sale here at 15-20% off.

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hope these hand dyed colours brightened up your morning a little, and wishing you all a great weekend to come!

ETA - further explanation of wednesday's photo: A and i went for a long walk along the beach after work, and were delighted to see sea lions (along with seals and lots of gulls!) just offshore, feeding on the herring that are moving in to the area right now. for the most part the sea lions were quiet, but just before we headed home some of them started barking away. i had trouble catching many shots, but i thought this one was kind of funny. i think i might head out there again this weekend in hopes of watching them some more.


Marchi Wierson said...

lucky you. those fabrics look inspiring!

Margie Oomen said...

i can't wait to see what you do with them

Tara said...

It's like Margie sent you a rainbow. I also can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. Have a great weekend.

Kate said...

Wow, what beautiful colours! They are making me think of lichen, pebbles and thrift flowers... .

Anonymous said...

very west coast colors, appropriate to your art. enjoy.

Netta said...

very west coast colors, appropriate to your art. enjoy