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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cutting and sticking!!

Sometimes it's good to get away from the sewing machine and indulge in some childhood fun!!
Sew..... This afternoon I have been
ripping out pix from the ridiculous pile of magazines I have accumulated to make mood boards for my autumn/winter workshops and kits.
I didn't realise but as I was cutting and sticking tons of lil old ideas were flooding through the brain! Thank gawd for the notes app on phone so I could jot everything down on record before having a senior moment and forgetting everything!!!!!
It's a good job I've been distracted cos I am starving! But......we are off to Jamie's Italian in Covent Garden tonight and I need the pro points so I can have a good munch!!!! Yum yum .
Suppose I better get ready to go out - it takes a flipping long time these days
Til next time
Loads of love and happy sewing xxxxc
Ps. I've got a lot of rubbish to throw away now !

Friday, 13 April 2012

Christmas gets earlier every year !

Over a fab lunch today with my friend and mentor Andrew Jenner (professional film maker you know!), we found ourselves discussing Christmas!
Ok, so we haven't even had a summer holiday and Easter has only just passed but.......
So here I am on a pretty sunny day in SW19 sketching for the Christmas Stocking Kits to be launched for Ruby Summer at the end of September when we will be officially launched as a real proper grown up business! Who knows you might just be in line for an extra special invitation to the fabbiest launch party of the year!
There is soo much to do but it is really exciting ......videos to make, photography, ensuring that the Ruby Summer website is awesome, writing articles for the press- yay!
This is such an exciting time in my life I can't wait to share it all with you later in the year.......
In the mean time I better feed the pesky kitties and carry on drawing!
Lots of love until next time xxxxxx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Vivienne Westwood at The Body Adorned

Last week I was lucky enough to be him indoors guest at the opening of the Body Adorned exhibition at the Horniman Museum. What a fab place!
It's a great exhibition in the most beautiful surroundings in Greenwich.I really loved the dress made from acrylic that was in the foyerand. The moving wall observing fashion in London was awesome too. Brilliantly filmed and installed by Electrosonic.
Vivienne Westwood opened the exhibition. She still looks fabulous and was wearing one of her own designs apparently inspired by woodland folk!
(and why not?!) She is such a talent, I love her work. As a seventeen year old I had loads of her clothes from Seditionaries on the Kings Road.
Anyway hope you like the pix.
Btw - the new beast arrived so I shall be playing tomorrow!
Hope the rest of your Easter is good for you xxxxxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Oops I had a little purchasing "accident"!

Well just like shoes a girl can never have too many sewing machines! I couldn't resist this little beauty and my debit card jumped out of my purse and before I knew it the thing was ordered!
Can't wait for it to arrive so I can play!!!!
Talking of sewing machine purchases I wonder how my gorjuss Debs is getting on with her Juki?
Off to play with my other machines so its goodbye from me!
Happy days, J xxxx
Ps next week I will post my photos of Dame Vivienne taken at the Body Adorned exhibition!