Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

It's been a while since I sat here in a Carrie Bradshaw tip tapping and talking in my head sort of way partly because there are enough voices in my head and also because theres not been much to say until now...

The Museum of London (that I love) commissioned me a while back to design giftware to go with their forthcoming major exhibition Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men - if I could have leapt and started dancing like Gene Kelly I would have done. The subject matter, although morbid; is completely fascinating and right up my street. The exhibition has grown out of the findings from a 2006 excavation site in Whitechapel that gave evidence of dissection and autopsy.

The exhibition opens in October  I think it will be a huge insight into not only the medical side but also the art institutions involvement too - pretty much if you have bones or body parts I can't see how you couldn't find this interesting.

As much as I'd love to show you some of my products to compliment .... well not yet..... but I am incredibly proud of the results.

I shall go on about something else I'm proud about this week.... at the marvellous Wonder Hill market which was at its very best (well done Miss Kiki) we were treated to swing dance lessons alongside the Wonkaesque mix of live music and sellers. Upstairs was the lovely Gillian from Handmade in Tooting with a her usual button box of treats to make something. Toby went up and joined in on the rosette making and to my complete amazement found that our little 4 year old has a natural gift for sewing! (yes I shall start him off helping early, who do you think stuffs the lavender bags?)

See - no help from either of us...




 Ta-Da!
That be one proud mummy