Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Creative Space

I had my mother-in-law visiting over the weekend so there was no time for sewing. It was time to pull out the stitching instead. 

This is a new design I am working on. I have big plans for this one!

Happy crafting to you. For more creative spaces pop on over to Kootoyoo!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space

I am a bit late with this post, oh what a week. I have a messy house, my mother in law arriving for a weekend visit this evening, a have a big project deadline a work (today!!) and I have to get Ella to swimming lessons by 5pm. It has been a mad house this week. Anyway enough of that, here is where I am at with my creative space.

All I have to show this week is my unpicker. Yes, that is right! I have had a BIG FAIL!

Lesson learnt: do not drink alcohol and drive your sewing machine!!!!!

In my own defence, I only had 2 drinks, but as I am not much of a drinker this was enough to make me tipsy. I should have stopped sewing  but noooooooo, not me. I was determined to finish sewing my binding and finishing off my quilt.

In the light of day and with a clear head, there was some ordinary sewing observed. Strangely, at the time it appeared perfect to me!!!!

Anyway, this has got me looking at unpickers......gee I didn't realise there were so many cute ones out there. Were do you find these pretty unpickers??

Hope you have had more success in your creative endeavours than me!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm redecorating

You will notice that over the coming weeks there will be some changes to my blog. All good I hope!

I have decided to redecorate and branch out.

I will keep you posted.


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

My Creative Space

Well I had high hopes of having a finished quilt to show off but that didn't happen. A bout of tonsillitis put dent in my plans over the weekend! 

Well, it is almost done, only the binding to go.

Here it is. I am just so happy with the colour combination and the backing. Oh, and don't you love my little model/helper?!

So hopefully it will be all done over the weekend.

For more creative spaces or to play along, just pop over here.

Hope you have a lovely day.


52 Projects

Last year I started a new job. Just after I started my job, we bought a house, then moved into the house. So needless to say, there was not much creativity and crafting happening in my neck of the woods.

Over Christmas when I was on holidays I got to thinking of ways to get back into my creative groove. I came up with the idea of 52 projects. 52 projects in a year. So this means I need to do something that helps me with my creativity each week. Some of my completed projects have not been exciting (business accounting etc) but it needed to be done and aids with my creative pursuits. So this was counted as a project (maybe that is stretching it but it works for me!).

So far this year I have:

  1. Fixed up my business accounts
  2. Organised my sewing room
  3. Create a stack of 4 cushions
  4. Work out my design process
  5. Started organising my garage so I can work on restoring furniture (yes this does count!)
  6. Buttons
  7. Baby strip quilt (almost done!)
I think I am pretty much on track but I don't know if I will be able to achieve this, but it really has got my creative juices flowing!

I know this post seems a little late. I wasn't going to blog about it at all, but then I thought that I should to put my commitment out there.

Looking forward to a happy and creative 2011!


Monday, February 07, 2011

Being Grateful

Lately I have been reading a lot of blog posts about being grateful. I think it is just lovely.

Last week my husband was on his way home from work and was involved in an incident. He is OK, nothing happened to him but the potential was there. He was just plain lucky. When told me what had happened I felt completely sick to the stomach. 

That got me thinking. Thinking of the recent floods, the cyclone, the fires. Thinking how you can be tracking along just nicely in your life, happy with your lot and then BANG, life can change in an instant. 

I am so grateful that I have the love and support of my husband and that we have been blessed with our beautiful daughter.

Here are my 2 loves playing in our old house (my husband can't seem to keep his eyes open for pics!).


Yours in gratefulness and living in the moment.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My Creative Space

It has been a long time since I played along. As I have made a resolution to be more creative, it is about time I got back into this.

I have so many projects, ideas, designs floating around in my head that I have come up with a design sheet to draw / record these. Here is one of them. It is for my happy baby simple strip quilt. The fabrics I have chosen are Kona Cotton Solids. God I am so in love with these. So many colours to chose from and so many designs. I really do have a serious  love love love of  Kona cotton solids. 

And here is the quilt so far. I just need to finish the boarder, pick what fabric backing to use, quilt it and add the binding.

I have also been arranging my sewing room and getting it organised. I am loving my space and have so much creating to do there this year. 

Hopefully next week I will have a finished quilt to show off.

Happy creating to you!