My Creative Space…

A little early I know, but its getting hard to do this at my usual time and place due to other commitments – meetings all day tomorrow in other words!

How fun are parcels in the mail???? This week I got my very own signed copy of YOU SEW GIRL, plus a very cool bundle of zips and a 1″ bias tape maker…YAY! Plus my very first Martha Stewart book, and the FRANKIE Spaces publication. All very nice to receive after a rough day at work I must say.

This week I have been plodding along on my knitting. As I restarted due to my perfectionism I am feeling a little bit remorseful about it, BUT I will get there in the end.

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to sew clothes for my Blythe dolls.  I would like to add them to a list of things to sell at some stage, but not until I perfect the patterns I am making (first time ever for doing this!) I have found that either my printer doesn’t print the scale that everyone elses does or my dolls are a different size to all others in the ENTIRE universe.  This could be seen as a negative, however, it has made my venture into the new territory of pattern drafting.  Here are my two efforts from the weekend…

Now I might add, I have been a bit shy in saying how much I love Blythe dolls! I don’t have millions, maybe want one or two more, don’t ‘play with them but love to create things for them…odd, but FUN.  I put it down to not really having a doll fostering upbringing. Apparently footies were more appropriate.  I am now starting to seriously doubt that.

Anyway, the next project for my creative space MIGHT be a repurposed bookshelf from start to finish (ie right now it houses paperwork, CD ROMS etc and STUFF.   Later it MIGHT house dolls LOL, always wanted to make a doll house and now I just think I will,, DD is up for it though she is in no way at all impressed with or interested in playing with dolls or even thinking about them much. Hee hee.

You can go to Kootoyoo to find more creative spaces.  I am going over now to see if the linkin thingo is working!


Mission Monday

Hi There anyone and everyone!

I am on a mission today to get at least one sheet for the vintage sheet FQ swap that I signed up for over at green tea and red nails.  Very excited about it I must say! 

When I was scrapping I did a million gazillion swaps – circle journals, recipes, atc’s, then there were supplie swaps – ribbon, flowers, buttons, chipboard etc.  The list was endless.  I found myself yearning a little for a swap that might help to link me in with somelike minded sewing enthusiasts and crafters and there it was.  On a page I linked to through Kootoyoo last week for my creative space, a BRAND SPANKING NEW SWAP just for me.  ONly thing is I am in the middle of nowhere without opshop in sight! HA HA HA HA HA  Got a few people on the look out in their area for me, and in only a short 5 days I will be down at my farm which is not quite op shop city, BUT it is certainly a start.  Yippee!

Do you have a MOnday Mission?????

Leave a comment, I would love to hear about it.

My Creative Space…

Its nice to be getting some craft done, after what seems like forever of not having the time.  I am really loving the MY CREATIVE SPACE blogging expedition through kootoyoo and hope that you join me in celebrating the work of some VERY talented folk. 

I am working on what was to be a cushion cover for my son, who is an eels supporter.  I was informed by my daughter that the eels were green with a bit of blue and yellow.  Much to my surprise its actually blue and yellow with a bit of green!!! So now the green granny squares that I have learned to crochet will be added to in great amounts to create a blanket for him instead…

My daughter is invited to a birthday party for one of her best friends, and we have decided that a make up kit and a little pouch to hold it all in will be just the order of the day.  She has chosen the beautifully bright fat quarters from spotlight and I will whip it up a little later this afternoon.

I really can’t wait to see what others have going on at their creative spaces that you can find at kootoyoo.  Please don’t be shy if you visit here, leave a message as I will for you.

my creative space….

Well it seems like forever since I made it on to the computer.So much has been happening that I just haven’t had thetime…although I have had plenty of time to surf and read everyone elses blogs! LOL

Have been very busy creating for Christmas and just for something to do.  I gave up smoking about 3 months ago now and have so much more time it seems.  I have learned to crochet and have made some cute dish cloths for pressies this year, to go with the coasters(which I need to get cracking on mind you!).

Over the last two days I have made two bags, yup two! Never made one before in my life and now one a day… first one I made (the black and green below) was from the Bagalicious club which you can find here at Quilt Fabric Delights.  The second one was an altered form incorporating my new learned skills from bag 1 and a pattern from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Carol….a glorious book if you want inspriation, tips and tricks, or some nifty patterns to keep.  I am pretty well done with a little monster softie I have made to gift a friend which is also exciting.

I must tell you that at school I have been trying to teach my class about persistence…took my crochet hook and wool and created while the kids had their free play just before going to lunch.  They were so excited to learn about my new skill, and how long had I been doing it etc.  It was a fabulous opportunity for them to use questions and english for something, and it was a really different scenario.   Made me smile.

I have tried and tried to insert links to Quilt Fabric Delights and Bend the Rules Sewing but for some strange reason I can’t do that right now! 😐  Sorry…. 

Have some BLUE cupcakes in the oven for a birthday surprise for our young neighbour…hoping the party Mum doesn’t get to flustered with kids running around crazy after them…

What a week!

Crikey, I didn’t realise how much I enjoy my work until I couldn’t get there this week! My kids have been really unwell, but they seem on the mend today. While home with them this week I have taught DD to sew on the machine. Unfortunately she is not as interested as learning to unpick! LOL But she did manage to do her first project – a set of coasters for her teacher for Christmas. I also completed my first ever set of coasters, which was also my first ever attempt at ‘quilting’. Very fun! I am very excited by my proto type and look forward to the production line of creativity for our homemade Christmas. I would love to hear from you if you are emabarking on a homemade Christmas too. 🙂
Here is Rens efforts 🙂                                                            and these are mine 🙂

The Weekend’s Effort

Woohoo! This weekend has been particularly fruitful in the sewing realm. As you will see, the sewing machine cover that I mentioned (and have been promising myself for ages!) is DONE 🙂

Modelling the cover for me is my latest acquisition Vanessa. She is a Blythe doll, my first but not my last!

Further on are two of the stuffed santa’s that the kids have made, I think we have three more to do, and a babushka bunny that Ren attempted to sew herself on the machine, which caused a great deal of heartache and unpicking! LOL But Mum came to the rescue and as a joint effort Ren has completed the bunny she has been busting to get since she saw it on Bella’s blog.

I also spent some time up at school attempting to declutter! HA like that is ever going to happen!  (But I will not give up and will keep on persevering… :/ )

Cooked the bestest dinner in the whole wide world last night – corned beef in the slowcooker, with ALL home grown vegies – spuds, brocoli, cabbage, cauliflower and mustard sauce YUMMO!  Apparently its going to be topped tonight by the worlds best BBQ… hee hee like thats going to happen…  Anyhoo, thats about it for me for now.  If you are one of the VERY few that happens to read this, write me a comment and say hello!

Getting Ready….

On Wednesday we will hold our first school fete. I am busily sewing up some bandana scarf thingos, some quick and easy skirts, making rice paper covered pencils and lots of yummy goodies too. Kids at school have made some beautiful peg magnets and decorated pencil tops…too fun. Will upload some pictures later in the day.

Getting Ready….For HOLIDAYS! Yay! Five more working days to go before we go down home to the farm and see if it floated down the road with the rest of Charlton and Boort…hmmm hope not…