Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Dancers in the shop!






Hooray! There are two new special little dancers in the shop, one with a bird for a skirt, the other a hamburger.
And there is a special price for the pair.

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Meanwhile, my very dear and talented friend JP has set himself a most admirable task which he will be documenting on his blog. He writes:

"I'm throwing down the gauntlet and challenging myself not to buy another stitch of manufactured clothing and make everything from scratch."

And he will, you know, with the amount of talent and patience that he has. Go JP!

11 comments:

jessquinn said...

These are wonderful. I love all your work.

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Jess,
Thank you SO MUCH for your lovely words. It hasn't been the best of days, so reading them is twice as sweet!
All the best. :)

jaboopee said...

well of course now that you've mentioned it i'm going to have to follow jp's exploits....his challenge is laudable and i'd love to follow suit....

i love your new work , without meaning to single out any because it' all just so good i do think there's something very special about a dancer wearing a bird performing the crab position in Fair Isle stockings ....

if only i could see their dance on youtube

Alice said...

Sandra ojalá el miércoles sea un muy buen día para ti! las bailarinas, las setas ( callampas) y los caracoles... ahhhh! siempre que veo tu trabajo, además de la admiración instantánea... me dejan pensando... no es posible para mi, ver y pasar... las figuras se quedan en mi cabeza... rondando... Un abrazo!

JP... todo un ejemplo! como me gustaría tomar el guante que lanzó! si solo supiera confeccionar ropa! en algún grado trataré de emularlo! Felicitaciones para él!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Elaine & Alice,
Thank you both for your lovely comments! My heart is aglow.
Yes JP, is a wonder, and I can report that he is currently enjoying making his first pair of socks.
Ha ha Elaine!! I should get into animation and post my dancers on youtube -- mmm -- if only I had an ounce of patience.
Thank you to you both :)

jaboopee said...

hi sandra, just back to say thanks for your comment as always....the school is a girls only school and thats why all the little flowers were girls..(it would have been very interesting to see how the boys would do their magical flowers.....maybe that'll be another project ....


joes mother used to make all 5 of her chiildren their clothes when they were small and that included knitting knee lenght aran socks for everyone...amazing..

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Elaine,
That is just incredible, and I have this idealised version of it all in my head: lots of beautiful traditional Irish knitting and embroidery. I'm sure in reality it was much harder. My mother recalls her grandmother unravelling old men's jumpers, washing the wool and then making two or three garments for the children. Who would do that today?!

lili scratchy said...

Hello!!
thank you for your visit.
I love your blog!!
see you soon,

Lili

Sandra Eterovic said...

Wow! That's all I can say!! Merci merci merci.
:)

Lola Nova said...

Hello, I just stumbled upon your blog and your work. I am just thrilled that I have! What amazing work you do, I love it!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you so much Lola -- your blog is gorgeous and I am very pleased to meet you!