Thursday, March 21, 2013

lately in the studio

I've shown you a couple of pictures from Malin's studio before. It is a great place where new costumes and clothes are being created. Chaos reigns but sometimes I think it's what we need to function.
The process of creating something new might be the main reason I am in this random industry of creativity, chaos and uncertainty :) To see/feel/touch something which you could only see in your mind is instant gratification.
Lately I've been making a few samples for a circus themed kids clothing line. It is one of the cutest projects I've ever been involved with and making these little clothes is a lot of fun. The fabrics and textures, colours and prints. Wish we all dressed in more colours the range has to offer. Looking at people in the street can seem so boring at times.

Here are a few (blurry) snapshots from a collection in progress...

Somehow I wish I could make a pair of those Harem pants for myself. It doesn't go with my dress/skirt challenge this year but I imagine them to be super comfortable!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

phone photos from the last little while

 praying for world leaders at church - always a humbling moment, we serve a mighty God!
Malshanger House pastorates weekend away. More on that later.

it snowed in the middle of March! officially the longest winter ever...
Malin's studio, one of my favourite places to be!
 time seems to stand still up in the common - this might as well have been taken in November!
 watching my brother cook while we tell each other silly stories :)
back in the studio and it feels good to be sewing again.
on the other hand, visiting the V&A makes me feel like a childish amateur. Dress from the 19th century, love all the details on it!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

the joy of community

I like music. I like music A LOT!
My favourite kind comes in form of large collectives playing together on stage. Hence my obsession with Arcade Fire and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. It is just so much fun to watch them play, there is so much joy and life on stage that I can't take my eyes off. I admit I'm a people watcher (this is reaching a new high as I'm working in a coffee shop once again ha) so to see musicians interact on stage is part of the fun of going to gigs. The other parts being the greatness of live music and supporting the artist! Can't stress that last one enough, go and see young (and older) artists play.
Last week I had the pleasure of hearing another sort of collective perform at the 100 Club: Bassment Project. I went to see them play in October when Simon was over and I couldn't wait to see them again. They didn't disappoint. Good Lord, so much talent in one room it was almost too much to contain!
Watch this, get addicted and than watch every other video they've posted :)

Enjoy and like them here or follow them on twitter. You can thank me later x

Saturday, March 2, 2013

phone photos from the last couple weeks

finally organised my knitting/crochet things. two more bags of wool are sitting underneath it now
 royal brussel sprouts in St. James' Park :)
started working at grind, horray and let it be known that Dicko is a legend!

 favourite London gig ever! Bassment Project and the lovely Jay Brown. almost too much talent for a room to contain :) Always nice to catch up with friends.

best shoe company ever. they'll fix your shoes for free!!!
this little fox was strolling along the tracks last night. so pretty but not shy enough for my liking.

little acts of kindness

Two days ago I was on a bus and an old man got on and gave the driver a chocolate bar.
I could have started crying there and then, what a sweet gesture. Was thinking about it the entire time I was sewing in the studio and wondered what caused it. Little did I know that I would be on the receiving end of such kindness later that night.
When I got on the bus my oyster card was declined as there was not enough money on it. It was cold and dark and late and the thought of missing that bus was annoying. When I turned around to get off the bus, the bus driver stopped me and asked me where I was going. I told him and he told me to sit down. I don't know his name but I can tell you that I will never forget about it! Praying that God will repay his kindness tenfolds.