In the box are, a piece of honesty from my garden, some alder cones from Forest School, a piece of china from the Thames, a seed head of crambe maritima (sea kale) from Dungeness. One of Derek Jarman's favourite plants and one he talks about a lot in his book about his garden. There is also a bead (from a job lot from TK Maxx so not many memories there!) and a couple of artificial flowers.
My other new project was these legwarmers. I love legwarmers and nice ones are not easy to come by. I based the pattern on some I bought in Holland, and, after a bit of trial and error, I found the right number of stitches. They went a bit wrong in small ways such as they have a few holes (dropped stitches I think) and when I was casting off the first one, the yarn broke, so the last row has come undone a couple of times. I have stitched it though. I am now on a second pair in a different colour, having worked out my mistakes on the first.
I hope you don't mind a shot of my feet, I quite like my feet actually-they are one of my more favourite bits!
My next doll is here-Apeironia is her name and she is in desperate need of a dress. I am going to base her dress on a red felt one by Yohji Yamamoto that I saw in the holidays at the V and A. (In the picture it is the one to the right.) It was lovely! I have made some red felt today. I couldn't start until Miss Felicity Haversham arrived in Hungary-which has taken three weeks! I was so worried. Here is her blog on the travelling dolls site.