Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Creative Space

It has been a while, but I am back. I am just trying to get my life into some order to make the busy times not so stressful. Actually, things are starting to return to normal and I will be going back to 4 days per week in about a month.....aaahhhhhhh.....blisssssss. Anyway, while I haven't been blogging, I have been creating lots of things and designing lots of things and planning lots of things. 

On the creative front this is what I have done.

I have made a quilt top for one of my friends. She is such a beautiful soul and I know she will love it. I have just purchased a walking foot so I will be quilting this over the weekend. I might do a practice run first!

I have been making cushions.....lots of them to go into Handmade Heaven. If you read this Liesa, I will get them into the shop soon.....just haven't been around Ipswich much of late. (I have actually made more than this, but some have become presents)

I have quilted my first quilt using a quilt top I made back here. It isn't perfect as there is a little puckering because I didn't have a walking foot. Anyway, not sure what to do with this quilt now.

This quilt below is made using upcycled upholstery fabric samples. I just need to back it and it is all done. I am really happy with how it turned out. It is most suited to becoming a picnic blanket as the fabric is quite hard wearing.

I have designed some stitcheries, quilts and homewares. I am working on finalising designs and patterns. Here is a sneak peak at two of them. These will go in my Esty store when they are done.

Here is a picture of my messy creative space. I have now tidied it up but this is what it looked like when I finished sewing last night!

I have also been spending time reading my sewing machine instruction book. This is a first for me as I am usually the type of person to just just in and have a go. I really didn't want to stuff up any of my designs so for the first time I have taken my time and I have to report that I can now do buttonholes, and zippers. I feel so clever. 

I think that's enough from me for now. 

Happy creating everyone, and for more creative spaces or to play along, just pop to Kirsty's over here.




GemmaJoy said...

wow you've been super creative!! Nice work.

Sarah said...

Lots of busy busy creativeness happening at your space! It's all looking fantastic :)

Tracey said...

I really like your quilt with the upholstery fabrics. A darning and walking foot make the whole machine quilting gig so much better. I hope your friend likes the colourful quilt top

beck said...

Gosh, you have been busy!! I want to see more of that first quilt, I love the colour combo's. Maybe you could hang your quilts up, on the line?, so we can see more of them, they all look amazing xo

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Wow – you have been busy! The “picnic blanket” looks great. I wish my space looked so neat and tidy and functional when it was messy! It’s like a bomb went off in my studio again at the moment!

Sally said...

Geez ... you have been really really busy. Everything you're making looks lovely. You sure are one very talented person.

LeelaBijou said...

Everything you made looks great! Very pretty! You are busy girl :)

Nettie's Blog said...

wow you have been busy...would love to see those quilts opened put me to shame...i have had a quilt at the machine for a month now and i just cant get the motivation...but you have inspired me...thanks

Lisa T said...

Thank you so much for those wonderful and lovely comments ladies.


Cindy said...

you have been super busy Lisa. one day I will come visit your home and we can have a crafty time

daisy janie said...

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