Monday, 24 October 2011

PDCC#104 and All things weird and wonderful, all creatures great and small (to be sung!)*

* blog title shamelessly knicked from Sue's blog 'cos it fitted my post beautifully


I can't believe that this week sees the two year anniversary of The Play Date Cafe Challenge!  Where has the time gone!  I've not managed to play along since I stepped away from my place as co-collaborator with my fabulously creative friend Julie Ranae, and on the design team, but this week is half term and a bit quieter work-wise so last night I collected some fabrics and set too...


I LoVe this colour combo, that creamy yellow is just gorgeous, and I knew I had some old velvet curtains in a similar green to this so...


... now I have a new owl in my collection :)  I started him by sewing some yummy aubergine coloured velvet onto a similar colour felt, then I attached this to a piece from the curtains.  He's stuffed with a bag of rice so he sits up and doesn't fall over.  He doesn't look very happy to me, and I'm wondering how you make happy owls!  Any tips gratefully received :)


But then, Lucy Casson's creatures don't look happy, but the actual pieces make me smile!  This is one Sue and I saw on a visit to Knighton on Saturday.  As part of Powys' open studios event, Lucy Casson had some work on display, so we went and had a look :)  




There are a few artists working in the Old School House, 


...some with tastes similar to Sue's ;)...

(these were in the porch on our way in!)

...including another artist who works with recycled metal...


This is taken from a balcony looking down, how cool is that giant fish slice!!!?!  

'The Voles think God is Dead!'

We had such a fab day out, and Sue's shared some different pictures on her blog if you'd like to share in our fun day :)

10 comments:

  1. Your owl is incredible, completely and us utterly gorgeous.

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  2. Love the owl:) and I don't know how to make happy owls either.....not sure there is such a thing!
    Thanks again for a fab day out....must do it again soon:)

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  3. Owls should look owly and yours does, he's great.

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  4. Wow, Sarah...how fabulously creative! I would not even know the first place to start to make such a stuffed cutie! So glad to see you on the scene again...we miss you! Hope all is ok with you!

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  5. This is so cute, Sarah! And it makes me want to reach right through this computer screen and run my fingers through his little feathers :)! So good to have you visiting us and play along this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  6. Your little owl is ADORABLE!!!

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  7. OHHHH! Sarah that owl is SOOOOOO amazing! I love his eyes! Great job-and I'm so glad that you were able to play with us on the 2nd anniversary!!!!

    Those other creatures look fun--I've never seen them before...and I think the bucket of skulls is the perfect Halloween decoration!

    Hope you are doing well!! TONS of love!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. SO pleased to have you join in the fun at PDCC. I miss you!!!

    Your little owl is adorable! You're so talented! Hope life is treating you well, it would be great to catch up with you sometime soon xx

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  9. I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    This owl is SO you and I would expect nothing less for our anniversary challenge...so sweet indeed xx

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  10. Super cute fabric owl Sarah! Love his big eyes!

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