Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, a group of us went to Joan’s little cottage in a village called Cabarlah and had a day making some fabric baskets. That is Joan’s husband Barry on the left who was tending to their huge garden and avocado orchard. You are able to get a peep of Joan standing there on their front verandah (rt) The house dates to the 1870’s and Barry and Joan have painted the walls as close as they could get to the original wall colours. The house was moved to it’s current site from somewhere else quite some years ago.
(Joan in front of the wood pile.)
They still have a wood stove which heats the hot water,warms the house in winter and on which Joan cooks the meals.
Here are the ladies busy sewing their fabric baskets, and the tubes of fabric they have created.
This is what we hoped to achieve or something similar. ahem….. But, being in the true spirit of ‘handmade’ none of them have turned out quite like this. I will post photos when I am able to get all the girls’ bags together.
Mine is ummmm very different. Only a mother could love it!
Just have to make some handles for it now and it is going to sit on my work table and hold bits and pieces. At least it will be a talking point.