Sunday, 1 April 2012

Working on New Pieces for Slack Space & Auction Buy

Well two things happened, Slack Space says I can have a pigeon Hole, so having to get a new work ready. plus I went to auction and bought just the best lot.

Now how are those two connected, well I bought 27  of 6x6 box frames and a large freestanding decorative easel for a song. The boxes alone, bought retail, would have cost £3 - £4 each and the frame about £40, so I am a happy bunny. Now you've got there the boxes are going to be used for the Slack Space piece.

Here's a quick picture of a rough layout of one - I have 27+ further ideas lol.

It's based on a 1959 issue of Stitchcraft and my sewing box. Personal to me is the name tape used for my childrens clothes when at school and the Coggeshall Knitwear label, I used to have a small Knitwear Design business, so I have loads of these labels. The other items are all vintage and bought on my forays to boot and antique fairs.

I just noticed some new followers, welcome newbies and thank you to my faithful band of regulars! I just love to get your comments, I do read them all - best waste of time I know.- and what else am I going to do when I am having a coffee break?


  1. Love all those needle work bits. Good Luck with Slack Space you deserve it.....xx
    Hope you get these comments as having trouble again with blogger.

  2. Ooooh, really liking this! Good luck with your exhibition. :)

  3. Hi Linda and Andrea Thanks very much. xJ

    1. Hi Joan,

      So looking forward to seeing this and the other 26 boxes.. Should keep you out of mischief for a week.. or so! Have fun..

  4. Looks Amazing Joan !!! can't wait to see the rest of them too !!! - loving all your Ideas !!!

  5. I am envious of your box find. Love what you have done with the first one, can't wait to see the rest!

  6. Hi Pam your wish is my command, more on the way on next blog!!!


Your comments are all read and appreciated. Hope you will forgive me if I miss commenting on your comment, I will be busy doing art :-) x Joan