those who play together…

15 January, 2017 ·

Normally Ashley and I are both people who work in solitude, he on his music and I on my writing and making, but our Sunday afternoon somehow lent itself to pottering around together at my place. He had his OP1 (don’t ask, I won’t know) and I have a small collection of pentatonic instruments, most of which have come over the years from Epoche, including this lyre and glockenspiel which are two of a few of my favourite things.

So while he experimented with them and recorded some beautiful bits and pieces, I did some sewing. I started a new mermaid this week and her tail needed some little gold scales.

Much inspired by some of the perfectly slightly-imperfect handmade soft toys I saw in Japan that were so, so lovely to hold, I’ve stuffed her very loosely with sheep’s wool instead of packing it tightly as I usually would. She feels so nice in the hands, I think.

She and I both appreciated the soundtrack.

When her tail was finished I started work on a baby mermaid for her.

When they’re finished I’ll show you if you like. In the meantime, I hope you’ve been having a lovely weekend too x


  1. Nessy "Don't ask, I won't know" ❤️
    January 16, 2017 at 6:52 am ·
  2. Maureen such a sweet way to spend the afternoon.
    January 16, 2017 at 7:30 am ·
  3. Jewels Beautiful creativity thank you Anna for sharing this magic <3
    January 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm · Reply
  4. m. bloom beautiful
    January 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm · Reply
  5. C.K. Gemmell What a lovely way to spend the day! The mermaid and baby mermaid dolls are gorgeous! I definitely have a deep connection with mermaids and the sea. Thank you for sharing your journey!
    January 19, 2017 at 3:56 am · Reply
  6. Sharon Pridmore Music and mermaids. Bliss.
    January 29, 2017 at 1:39 am · Reply