Rainbow Serpent Festival

I'm back! I had such a great time away... I truly missed my family but it was so nice to be my own person for a few days with no responsibilities... although there were very many difficult decisions to make each day ( do I go for a walk on my own? or have a coffe? or lie under a tree?) Even though I was surrounded by thousands of people I still found solitude and a sense of self that is hard to find in the day to day life of mothering two (gorgeous) children.
So, I am back and very relaxed! This is a picture of the stall looking out onto the dusty festival.  The stall was a success and I sold quite alot of my felt 'dust skirts' as they are now called.
My friend Kerry, who I was sharing the stall with, was selling gorgeus tutu's made from tulle and vintage fabrics , aswell as hula hoops she makes.
We spent many an hour outside the stall hooping our little hearts out.

We decorated the roof of our stall much like a circus tent with lovely coloured fabrics.

This is some dyeing I did just before leaving.  I purchased about fifty white petticoats and dyed them some lovely colours.  I sold quite alot of these, especially the earthy coloured ones.

So, now I am back to reality and looking forward to the creative year ahead.  I have had a big sale at the shop and am clearing out old stock in order to make way for some lovely new pieces.

I am very excited to be attending the felt hat making workshop in Halls gap in a few weeks.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to this last week or so.
mim xx


crafty said...


Sounds fabulous!

Jo Horswill said...

WOW, Sounds like a great time.
Love all the colours of your stall...dyed 50 petticoats, and a mum, and artist!!! Super Mim, I think...

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Miriam it looks so fantastic the roof and the colours and all. Are you now millionaire??????
much love J