15.6.08

STITCH UP OF THE WEEK

Cottage Industry Working Bee
The ladies of HML are always up for a colloborative craft effort so when the Queen of Craft invited us to paticipate in the lacy frocking of the Magnolia tree that graces the path outside Cottage Industry on Gertrude Street we were thrilled!
It took 9 of us nearly 2 hours to lovingly dress the four trunks. Not much discussion as to methodoly, just one doily after another. Passersby stopped to offer ladders, laugh, give advice, take photos...

The orange pieces were much prized and magically appeared on each trunk...

The base and the high bits were a little tricky and required some dexterity that we left to the younger members of the team (can you spot Beck and unborn in the background!)...

As you can see Ramona and unborn took it all way too seriously (we might add the HML trunk took twice as long as everyone elses!) In the end it looked magical. We hope it brings everyone who sees it enormous pleasure.

Of course it wouldn't be a trip to Durstonia without a bang up afternoon tea! Ginger Fluff Sponge, lemon tart, choc chip cookies, crumpets, rasberry friands, date and walnut slice, currant rock cakes and real hot chocolate - all home made by the hostess with the mostest.

Art events - it's all bad chardonnay and incovenient night time gatherings. Craft events - there is always cake. We know what camp we live in. And happily where will stay...

4 comments:

shula said...

Darlings, I have pinched your afternoon tea photo.

I was too busy stuffing my face to take one.

handmadelife said...

it's an absolute pleasure... as was the ginger fluff sponge!

mizu designs said...

love the photos of your stitch up girls! found you via miss pen pen and another blog: feed the dog.

lisette said...

gorgeous photos (whose is the lovely delicate tattoo??) and i like to see a groaning afternon tea table :)

found you via poppalina and misspenpen and am looking forward to exploring your blog

cheers