in short supply

modflowers: in short supply

There are many things that take me away from sewing. Despite the fact that I love it, I often find it immensely easy not to do it. Like most people, I have a backlog of “stuff that needs doing” – … Continue reading

portrait of the artist as a young mouse

modflowers: a portrait of the artist

It’s funny how inspiration strikes. I mentioned in my last post how last Saturday I’d spent the day at Hope and Elvis, learning to make little shoes with artist Serena Partridge. Well, when I was there I purchased a little something from … Continue reading

second childhood

modflowers: toys for a second childhood

Sometimes I think I am entering a second childhood. When my sister and I were children, she was a big fan of soft toys. She always felt sorry for them, languishing on the shelves of shops with no cuddles, and begged to be allowed … Continue reading

not house hunting

modflowers: not house hunting

You know how it is… You avoid the charity shops, telling yourself that you have no need of anything they have to offer. You pass by with barely a glance at the window displays, reminding yourself that you really should have a … Continue reading

the good, the bag and the ugly

Good things come in a bag. Think of sweets; think of Santa’s sack; think of crisps. (Except, that is, for the crisps my Nanna once offered me, which were in a paper bag that emerged after having spent some considerable time … Continue reading

mouse in a box

I’ve been having a bit of a think recently. About new things to make. Or more, rather, about new ways of presenting things I make, to make them more attractive and desirable. I still want to make little characters, because … Continue reading