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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bienvenue!

Well hello there! Welcome to my blog. I plan on writing about my work, my play & things I discover as I go about my daily business. I'd like to write about the things you'd like to hear about, too :) so please do drop me a line and let me know what's on your mind.

First, a bit about me. I sew. And I make stuff in all manner of other ways too. It would be a mild understatement to call me a 'creative type'. I get tetchy if I'm not making something - some of you guys probably know the feeling. Mostly I try to confine myself to costumes, dressmaking and art dolls... but when I get cold I reach for the crochet hook and delve into my wool stash to make a blanket for my knees... I'm working on a cream, brown and grey one at the moment, to compliment my brown sofa and rug in the sitting room. And I just started making a patchwork quilt for the bed, which is going to be one of those ones where none of the fabrics really match and all the bits come from different projects I've done, experiments or memories.

My work can be found at http://www.virginiacreeper.co.uk/  and http://www.harrietshiddenworld.co.uk for costume/dressmaking and art dolls respectively. You're welcome to join me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VCreeper. I'll write more about my work later.

As the evenings drew in this winter I began to crochet a blanket for my new home. The colours were chosen to complement the brown couch and carpet. I haven't done any crochet for a loooong time, so it's a bit of a learning curve for me.


To cheer myself up on rainy days I started to play with patchwork blocks - again, something I haven't done in a long time. Ayumi at http://ayumills.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/downloadable-teapot-pattern.html is a great inspiration :) More on both of these projects a bit later.