Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Daybook entry #15

Outside my window ... it is cold and dreary, but inside I have a beautiful pot of hyacinths to brighten my day. Their delicious fragrance fills the room and makes me very happy!



At the farm ... our lupin crop is looking really good. But we have learned not to count our chickens before they're hatched! The last lupin crop was as good a crop as our agronomist had ever seen, and heavy late season rain and wind blew them all over. 


At my machine ... I am playing with charm packs. I am working on a new pattern, designed to bust your charm pack stash! I can't bring myself to count how many charm packs I have ;)


I am inspired by ... Nicole Mallalieu's book, The Better Bag Maker. I have always loved Nicole's patterns. She has a wonderful sense of style, but also has pattern making and design credentials that make her projects stand out from the rest. I have grand plans of working my way through her book, and making each of the bags in succession, from easiest to most difficult. 


I am thinking about ... books. Beautiful, old books ...

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... with letter pressed bindings and covered in dust. 

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I have a book-themed commission for Australian Homespun that is proving to be quite a challenge, and has me a bit stumped at this point. I would ask for your help if I was allowed to! Perhaps this will spark some inspiration:



Have a good week. Bloom x

2 comments:

  1. love the photos of the old books - I adore books like that. I was fascinated that you grew lupin as a crop and had to Google it to find out why. I had no idea it was used for feed and the seeds were edible. Lupin grows wild on the side of the road in New England - mostly in Maine. Maine is famous for its purple lupin.

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  2. I know this may sound stupid, but is your lupin field aromatic? It's quite a site to see so many in one place. Just lovely.

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