Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Creative Space

Hello there and welcome back to My Creative Space!

I have to admit my space has been slow lately - combination of heat, holidays and exhaustion has left me lacking the creative spirit. Certainly wasn't the plan for the holidays - esp when I spent more than $300 at Tessuti during the break!

Before the lull started though I did made this dress from Vogue 8552 . I did have A LOT of help from Mum (Thanks Mum!). So happy with the result - I even wore it to Christmas Eve celebrations.
The other craft that's been keeping me going in the lull is Granny Squares for my blanket. I'm very happy with how it's looking. Even if I did totally make up how to stitch them together... I had no idea you were suppose to crochet them together... I just stitched them with a wool needle and the yarn I used for the boarder.

Check out more creative spaces over at Kootoyoo's

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Melting Moments

Part of the Public Holiday was spent baking Melting Moments inspired by my dear friend Marcia. Marcia use to look after me when I was a little girl and we spent many afternoons baking these biscuits and eating the mixture (well I ate the mixture.. 3 year olds do that!)

Thanks for all the fun afternoons Marc! x

Sunday, January 24, 2010


To breakup the crocheting I decided to sew the first 9 squares together this afternoon.

Probably should have woven in the ends before taking the photo but it was close to tea time and tacos were calling.

Friday, January 22, 2010

6 made, 1 more for a week!

One more and I've made my batch for the week. Can't honestly say it was a granny a day - more like 2 or 3 every 3rd day.. but hey, I'm getting there.

I'm making them from 4ply cotton yarn and a size 3 hook. Plan is to edge them all in cream and join them up for a cotton blanket.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Stitchin'

I seem to have lost my mojo for craft at the moment. Not sure if it's the heat or being back at work but the need/desire to get busy making is absent.

With the little motivation I have though my hands have been stitching this while watching the tennis.
The aim is to have it complete by Monday so the Australia Open can be watched stitching the eco tote I bought from Sublime Stitching. I purchased this one just in time as they were limited edition and are now all gone!
When the craftiness fairy visits again I'm planning to join in on Pip's Granny A Day 2010. I'd like to make a cotton granny square blanket.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Knitting Nancy

Just over 6 weeks until the exhibition!

Christmas Stash

I thought I'd share with you some of the fab presents I received this year. Just what a crafty girl wanted - I must have been a very good girl in 2009!
Floss from my grandparents - so pretty!
Books from MrG's parents - I LOVE the covers (promise I'll read them one day too)
Golden Books from Mum and Dad - plus a copy of Heidi which was my favourite when I was little.
Cal Patch's book - Design It Yourself Clothes. I'm busting to start some of the projects in this book. Imagine.. patterns that really fit ... me!
So glad to have this week off work too - we arrived home from Sydney on Sunday night and are now looking forward to a week of chilling out at home, movies (Fantastic Mr Fox & the Lovely Bones), the beach and a few special dinners with friends.
Will post more soon - inc Sydney snaps and my trip to Tessuti!