Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Flock o Cockneys

Allo my old china's! :)

And how are we all today, looking spectacular I must say...have you been working out?
I haven't.

I did think about it and even went into the shed where the excercise bike has been abandoned relocated, but I was side tracked by a box of gubbins that needed a good rummaging so once again the excercise regimin has gone to big pants...quite literally in my case!

However I am still just about the right side of a muumuu cos my stitchy mate Sarah Terry, the artistic supremo behind Guerilla Embroidery, sent me this:

Yoink! Photo courtesy of Guerilla Embroidery

A beautiful unique frock, all the way from the land Down Under, hand made by her stitchy genius self! I coveted it the minute she posted it on her flickr stream and I was knocked off my socks when she very generously offered it to me as a bloody wonderful is that!?
Well I'm relieved to say it's even more gorgeous in the flesh/fabric and even better and somewhat incredibly, it if that's not worth celebrating with a Mini Roll which were on offer in the Co'op this week, I dunno what is?!

Now, if you should happen to find yourself in the Australia area Sarah's having her first solo show
'Drawing Threads' - stitched drawings and fabric paintings by Sarah Terry
Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW, Australia
Opening: Friday 13th August 6-6.30pm

The show runs until the 12th September 2010 which is a couple of days after my birthday...hold that thought!

Also in the Mimi news this week..mucho excitingness from yon side of the Pacific as my mate Ad and his wonderous creations are appearing at Art Box International show DOLL which opens Monday 9th Aug and runs til 19th August. So if you are in the region pop along, admire his work, say hello and give him a hug from me...better warn him first though, cos you might get arrested :)

So did you hold that thought?
Now regular readers of my grammatically challenged witterings (and I bless you all for sticking with it!) may be familiar with me n my bezzie and our infrequent trips out, so I just want to give you fair warning now, she is threatening another one!

Me n the sprog (just the one this time, as mummy's little soldier is far too teenaged and rock 'ard to be carted round a zoo by a pair of raddled old strumpets like us) are busy working on a list of excuses, but she's cunningly not letting on when it is...a stealth attack if you will...but I do know it involves Woburn Abbey. On the upside, they are celebrating their 40th birthday this year and so am I (aaaaaaargh) which means I apparently get in for free...result!

So if you're in that vicinity sometime soon and you see a puffy ankled misery guts in a lovely frock getting mauled by a lion that'll be me...come say hello and buy me a birthday ice cream!

Have to say I'm pretty bloody lucky to have such utterly fabulous friends, from the bezzie who goes back with me donkey's years, to the lovely people from all over the world whom I've met via this internet mularkey, you lot reading this for a start! So to chums; stitchy one's, internetty one's and bezzies who will not leave me to fester in my borderline agrophobic comfort zone, a stitchy Cockney Sparrow homage to you all!

Allo my old china!   China plate = Mate

Cockney Sparrow No.1
Acrylics and hand embroidery

Cockney Sparrow No.2
Acrylics and hand embroidery

Cockney Sparrow No.3
Acrylics, hand embroidery and glitteryness!

Cockney Sparrow No.4
Acrylics, hand embroidery and sequins!

Cockney Sparrow No.5
Acrylics, hand embroidery, sequins and beads!

Cockney Sparrow No.6
Acrylics and hand embroidery

This new flock of Cockney Sparra's are now available for your purchasing pleasure at another one of my mate's gaffs, the magnificent emporium for all things stitchy, Miso Funky, where you will not only find stuff stuffed by me but cross stitch samplers (as seen on TV!) and some rather spiffing kits from the likes of Sublime Stitching...

Flock O' Cockneys!
Stuffed and ready for your suspending pleasure

So if you've got 5 mins, pop along, splash some cash and then go give y' mate a Mimi hug! x:)

Now can't sit around here all day bloggerin' about with you lot, there's a 36 pack of Mini Rolls in the joint and they're not going to eat themselves y' know?!

Coming up in the next  thrilling edition: possible safari park action and the MOTHER OF ALL BUDGIES!!
Stay tuned and ta ta for now!
Thanks for droppin' by