Im feeling very holey...

Friday, 12 March 2010
Ive gone a bit punchwork mad this past week! Lots of the new stock has holey detailing. A few examples are here for you to see the extent of this current Fairysteps craze.... FAE is shown above in Mulberry pull up and is in the shop here
Poppy got the same treatment. This teal version along with others is in the shop here
Its all because of my new punch block... this image shows the top of my old one. Its an offcut from a beam used in the house. Its softwood and quite frankly... useless. Always has been but I carried on regardless, as you do. This image looks rather beautiful though, and the last thing this block of wood will do for me is to heat a kettle full of hot water for a pot of tea....
Behold.... newly fashioned, fit for purpose oak punching block (a timely present from my woody Father, thanks Dad!). It hardly has to sniff the punch and a perfect, clean hole is cut. It even has a level bottom so it doesnt wobble irritatingly just at the wrong moment. See, Im spoilt!!!

Are'nt tools that do a good job just heaven!

Last note: Day off today for Mr Fairysteps birthday. We are taking the tiddlywinks to see Alice in Wonderland... cant wait...!!!! Back to work on Monday!


  1. You can't burn that wood Ren! it's beautiful. It needs keeping as a sign of all your hard work. Just my humble opinion! Lucyxx

  2. I agree with Lucy - it's a work of art or has it been cremated already?

  3. Me too, it looks like a beautiful piece of embroidery! I do know that having the right tools makes a big difference, but there are many artisans out there I believe (including my own beloved bigger-half) who sometimes play down their own great skills and talents by saying "oh, anyone can do it really, it's all about having the right tools!"

    Hope you enjoy 'Alice'...I'm looking forward to seeing it too, but just a bit worried it might be a little too scary for my 5 and 8 year old tiddlywinks...let me know what you think!

  4. The title made me smile, I have a lot of Holy socks too. Great work, The Photos of Your Mum are terrific. Linda :)