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January 13, 2006
My friends Steve and Nat were getting married. They both loved Nick Cave,
and that was the music to propel them down the aisle. They had broken up
the year before, and when they got back together, they had two copies of
the Nick Cave albums released during their separation. They gave me the
When looking through Nick Cave photos, it struck me that he was usually
smoking a cigarette, and holding his hand in the same way Christ did in
the Greek Icons. It just seemed to fit so well.
A pirate chair
Otto's chin was hitting the table and he needed some inducement to eat his dinner. So I sewed him a pirate booster seat, out of red and white car vinyl. My language was somewhat piratical, sewing without a special silicon foot. I will have to invest in one before I can take orders!
Ballerina cushions April 2006
My friend Helen sent me a beautiful 1950s curtain, printed with ballerinas. I decided to convert them into cushions. I used pink satin (like on ballet slippers) to embellish them, and sewed a panel of tulle. On the reverse (pink thread on brown felt) I stitched the path a ballerina might wind across the stage. These remind me of my jewelry box, with its little ballet dancer that would rotate to a tinkly sugar plum fairy riff until she keeled over. Where is she now?