I just love this old book, written and illustrated by Eilleen Mayo. An unusual book, printed on very fine paper and looks to be produced on a very low budget , probably owing to the fact that it was published during the war.
Hand sewn bag using vintage doilies appliqued onto ivory cotton fabric. ... and crisp white embroidered shirt hanging against a hand-painted cupboard.... all thrift shop finds, lovingly rejuvenated. Very hot days in Melbourne Australia in the peak of our summer season. Must go now and cool off.
Xmas is over for another year. Summer is here in full swing. Days are hot. I don't post often, art taking me away from the computer, which is best. But I wanted to post today, some images of my other favorite past - time.....sewing.
A shoulder bag reconstructed from a linen top which just didn't fit me. The embroidery is exquisite and looks beautiful in ivory tones. A place to put my keys inside........
and a wood button to complement the natural linen. Beautiful, understated, and a neutral palette of the same found in nature. This is my philosophy.
And if just to cool me off in mind, body and spirit during these long hot days in Australia, I like to make little displays around the household around a marine theme. Here, a vintage Airfix model ship, displayed against a book titled 'Shells and how they live' by Eilleen Mayo - published 1944. Wonderful , detailed illustrations throughout.
Oh, to sail away, far from the madding crowd......