Monday, February 27, 2012

The Blind Man of Seville & a few Pom Pom's

Last week just seemed to fly by with me yet again pulling out various materials and then creating a pile on the floor enough to make me weep, it was only just recently that I had spent a couple off hours tiding it all up and neatly arranging on my shelves, oh well and if national pom pom week doesn’t exist then I hereby declare that it does now, well at least in my house. I have been making shoe clips and bobby pins out of vintage silks, ribbon and crepe-de-chine, a far cry from when I was a wee tot and made them with wool normally multi –coloured, they were then dotted about my bedroom, they got added to my gloves and hats and I can remember once tying them to the handles of my bike which I thought looked very cool! 

It also seemed that every given chance I got  last week I stuck my head into a book by Robert Wilson “The Blind man of Seville” which I am sorry in one sense to say I have now finished and although it had me cringing in parts, a brilliant story which I found both fascinating and harrowing, a moving account of a man facing the most heartbreaking truths about his life. Kicking off as an off-key detective story and quickly turns into a tense psychological thriller where the momentum never flags. Highly recommend.

Well not sure what I will end up doing this week, the garden is looking very grey in parts, the weeds are thriving as usual and as spring has sprung I need to get out and get cracking. As for the pile of material I will walk round or over it but no way am I putting it back yet, might just get a pom pom attack again.

Wishing you all a happy and creative week.

4 comments:

Elettrarossa said...

Curiosity: when I'm full of creative energies I enjoy much more reading, as if I need to refill and share at the same time :)

Chrissie Marshall said...

Sounds like we are in the same boat :)

Mary Lindsay said...

Hi! Chrissie, Last week I said how much I loved your pom-pom shoe clips and have to say it again this week, I really love the white ones. Did you make them the same way as the ones you made as a wee girl? I used to sit for hours making them too and I would love to try using some fabric. As for this book, it sound great and I think I'll give it a go. Thanks for the heads up. Mary

Chrissie Marshall said...

I used cardboard as a kid but this time I used two buttons with the centres drilled out for the different sizes. Cardboard is probably the easiest way but have heard that you can buy plastic rings. I promise you Mary the boook will keep you engrossed. Thanks so much for popping in :)

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