I have been getting up very early most morning to get these exihibition pieces finished.

This is the fourth one out of five. Its pretty much finished.

My theme for the exhibition is 'birds' , but I guess the birds are symbolic of this artistic journey I have been on in the last few years and the confidence I have gained.

The area shown in the map is a small section of Brunswick and I have indicated the pathway of my life in this area through stitch.

I Lived in union st when I first left home at seventeen and now have ended up back there , at olive grove.

This piece, a section of map, printed onto fabric as the base layer.

Then I have machine embroidered over the top. I have then screen printed flying birds onto very fine silk and machine embroidered many of the birds.

Think its almost finished x

3 years

Lots of printing today, for exhibition pieces.
As I am finishing tafe in 3 weeks I thought I would go through all my work from the last three years and share a few snippets .. xx

broken promises and birthdays

Well, I have broken my pledge of writing a post a day... whoops!

But, I have an excellent excuse.

Twas my 30th birthday yesterday and amongst all the lovely phone calls, pressies and champagne I am afraid I forgot.

I was totally spoiled. Some images of my lovely pressies; a band new and VERY shiny Cannondale mountain bike, some amazing gorgeous vintage sewing books ( a whole set!)

and I just had to throw in a pic of my Ruby who looked so cute on her way to daycare today xx

6 Little things

Thanks to the lovely Hollie for tagging me to join in in '6 little things about me'...
so, here are the rules ..

The rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Mention the rules.
- Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
- Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
- Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.

6 unique things about me:

1. I have 3 tattoos.- one on my hip, which I love. Two on my lower back, one is unfinished and the other i dislike very much. The one i dislike was done at some random tattoo shop in soho in london after a few too many beverages one evening, oh dear.

2. My last name is Patience

3. I am totally IMPATIENT

4. I cannot get enough of op shopping, its like a sickness. My nan is always telling me off because when i go and visit her down in Rye i spend most of the time in all the oppys down there.
They are seriously loaded with gold.

5. When i was 6 I put a seed in my 2 year old brothers ear because I wanted him to 'listen' to it.
He then had to have it surgically removed. I have never lived that one down.

6. I am most of the way to having dreads. Looking forward to having fully matured locks that I can decorate with pretty threads and bells.

So! thats it.. not very exciting hey!
I will tag the following people Jo, Sherrin (when she gets back online) Jason, Ro, sorry, thats it ! dont really have 6 bloggy friends as yet x xx


Busy doing lots of printing today and also busy as a bee with exhibition, finished a piece this morning, so very happy.
Amidst all this business this morning I stopped, and looked around the room and saw lots of things that made me smile, but here are my favourite three.
In my kitchen i saw...
1.The blue eyes of my little boy smiling at me from his highchair.
2. The pink and green of the lovely lillies my man so kindly gave me on thursday.
3. The little fabric scrolls, party invitations I screen printed on vintage and then tied with hot pink wool.
mim x

"I Pledge"

Oh dear once again life has gotten in the way of dear little blog.
Working frantically on my exhibition pieces, not long to go now! The exhibition will be from 12 -20 November but I will post more details closer to the time.
Anyway, I pledge, To: Do a post a day for the next two weeks!
my theme will be 'home' and will focus on all the artwork and lovely bits around my home, aswell as current projects I am working on....
These are some little pants I made for the shop a couple of weeks back. They are made from rescued fabric ( a doona cover) and hand screen printed with my 'spring' design.
The pocket has exposed overlock and is a textured vintage fabric.