Photos aplenty

Today I am a bit all over the place so I am going to do an update which reflects that and throw a whole bunch of random photos at you:

I found these two tiny birds at Winterwood when I went up there last. They seem to be hand carved out of some kind of soft foam stuff and I just love the colours. Anyway, Winterwood is the place I get my 100% wool felt and although its not the cheapest stuff around, it’s definitely the most beautiful to work with – soft and fine and hardy.

A while ago I mentioned that I am making a dog’s breakfast out of my back-tack project contribution. Here you can see it in its unfinished state spread out on my ironing board.

Every time I look at it I feel disappointed and I am never inspired to pick it up and keep working on it. Plus I took the easy way out and did the very unsporting thing of hiding my assigned fabric inside the pockets as a lining. This is hardly in keeping with the spirit of the project. So back-tack attempt number one is heading for the never-to-be-finished box and I am starting out again with some fresh ideas and a more personal approach. Luckily I still have plenty of my assigned fabric to use in a far more positive manner. I realise that am leaving it a little late, especially as it also has to get to the recipient overseas, but I think I might ask if she wouldn’t mind waiting for an extra-special last minute effort.

And… here is a huge pear that I made Van for her birthday.

It’s sitting beside one of my other little (unfinished) pears as a point of comparison. In the background you can vaguely see Big-P sitting on the couch trying to get my online shop working… yes he looks stressed. Big-P is a hero. Here is an action figure I made of him a long time ago:

And lastly here are some super cute photos of my parents in the 60s:

34 Responses to “Photos aplenty”

  1. paul@funkwit.com

    I can’t believe how little your parents have changed in 40 years. Are you sure they’re old photos, not just snaps from some costume party they went to the other week or something?

  2. funnybuggy@funnybuggy.com

    the funny thing is before realizing P was in the bg, i thought that was his finger disguised as the stem of the big pear. Hehe Big P/Big Pear

  3. alic0re@gmail.com

    You, Claire Robertson, are one of the reasons that I am not fed up with the internet, because without the net, I’d never have seen your lovely work and inspiring posts. I’d love to purchase one of your prints, as well, but unfortunately – I am a poor college student, but hopefully in the future, I’ll be able to own an original.

  4. nobledesign@sbcglobal.net

    All lovely pictures, especially your parents!

  5. asta_pup@yahoo.com

    those photos of your parents are adorable! that’s a super groovy mod house(?) that your dad is standing in front of.

  6. africankelli@gmail.com

    In the hopes that you are my backtack buddy, you are SO forgiven. And I will wait. I promise. As long as you need to take. And those pears are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Hope your show and prints are going well!Cheers,
    Africankelli

  7. jamfancy@jamfancy.com

    That picture of your Mum is just gorgeous, I love both of them.

  8. lucyfeagins@yahoo.com.au

    hey there! Thanks for the Winterwood info… it’s a long trek to Donvale for me but I think I might have to do it! Also, I am SURE you know this by now but I am confused because no reference has been made to it on your site… but your show (and website) was in The Age yesterday… you know that right? xx

  9. samone_bos@hotmail.com

    Oh! Poor busy Claire. Your parents are gorgeous! When you are free again, please make 60s action figures of them, too. Newspaper for Dad, cute little belted shift-dress for Mum!

  10. smeindl@kent.edu

    Will the May Month of Softies be up soon???

  11. jennifer@21march.com

    are the pears for sale anywhere online?

  12. ian@hyperphonic.com

    I took my wife to Hudson’s this morning and checked out the exhibition. The prints are gorgeous, and the cats and lambs were very beautifully made. And the free stickers! You didn’t mention there would be free loobylu.com stickers! (did you?) Although I loved the prints, I actually liked the trio of girls on a monitor more, as they seem to glow more. You wouldn’t consider making them a set of wallpapers say at $5 at 1600×1200 would you? I’d certainly pay for sets of high quality Loobylu illustrated wallpapers.

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