Sketches and Snippets

Tales From Lockdown - What Day Is It?

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Tales From Lockdown - What Day Is It?

What day is it? Not something I have the firmest grip on at best of times but now, without a 'weekend' the days are beginning to feel the same. Last week I was full of plans of everything I wanted to achieve; knitting gloves, painting pictures, sewing facemasks, learning how to create PDFs, creating jewellery designs for a new collection, and practicing working with copper wire, were at the top of the list, all vying for my attention. Instead, I ended up on an anxiety-fuelled house cleaning and cooking spree, with the odd 30 minutes of gardening thrown in to...

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Hibernation

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Hibernation

Hello everyone, what strange times we are living in - it's not like anything I've known in my lifetime. I know that I'm not alone in feeling anxious and uncertain about the future and the changes that are already happening so quickly all around us.  Sadly, due to the Coronavirus situation, I've made the difficult decision to close the online shop, temporarily. It's been a very hard decision to make because being self-employed, I rely on sales of my work as my only income. I'm lucky that I'm not on my own and my partner is very supportive. I'm conscious...

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Me Made May 2019 Review

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Me Made May 2019 Review

So, on the final day of the month, it's time for a review of my experience of Me Made May. To recap here's the pledge I made:

I, Julia Laing, sign up as a participant of Me Made May 2019. 
I endeavour to: prioritise wearing me made clothes and accessories, mend and improve all my existing clothes, so every item in my wardrobe is wearable and make at least one new outfit, using materials I already own, in May 2019.

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Shop Update - Patches and Pins, Mixed Media Art

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Shop Update  - Patches and Pins, Mixed Media Art

Yesterday I updated my shop with three paper patchwork pieces. They were made around May 2017 but this is the first time they've been available to buy. The starting point was a series of small prints and drawings based on dressmaking pins, which I decided to reuse as the basis for the paper patchwork pieces...

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Colour Inspiration - Orange

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Colour Inspiration - Orange

This is the first in a series of posts devoted to individual colours, mixing in a few facts with my personal opinions and some colour inspiration images. Orange is my starting point purely because I love its warm happy glow!

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