And this is the latest addition to my workroom menagerie. Meet Wedgehead. He is an Uglydoll. Apparently they were 'all the rage' last summer and highly collectible. Completely passed me by I must admit but they are quite cute.
Anyhoo, I am currently working on my first profeshniull commission and these 'dolls' were kind of what the company I'm working for had in mind. Can't tell you any more than that as I don't know if I'm sworn to secrecy.
My trip wasn't just to buy Wedgie but also to visit this textile Mecca.
OH!! MY!! GOODNESS!!! It's sooooooo long since I've visited this shop as I tend to use recycled fabrics where I can, but I was like a kid in a sweet shop. There are three (or is it four?) floors of fabric. The bolts are stacked from floor to ceiling on all four walls of each room. Against each huge cutting table on each floor are stacked yet more bolts and rolls of fabric. Everywhere you turn there is fabric. Truly it is an Aladdin's Cave. It's just a good thing that my time was limited and I had to get back to do the school run.
I came away with the hugest bagful of material which I am now going to sit and stroke, before chopping it all up tomorrow.
If you are ever in Birmingham with a few hours to spare, head for Selfridges but then nip out of the Bull Ring towards the markets, turn left at St Martins church and cross over. There it is!!! Simple.
Right. I'm going to wrestle my child and husband from the arms of a big-busted, raven-haired, gun-toting lovely who has dragged them into her underground lair. Lara has taken over our Wii and their lives, and she only arrived today!! Aaaaaarrrgh!