Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Adelaide Stitches & Craft - where have you gone?

I'm sure I read last year that the Stitches and Craft fair was coming to Adelaide in 2010 but it's not mentioned on the website anymore... Anyone know what happened? What shame... I was so excited!

----post edit----

Just received an email from S&C. The Adelaide show had to be cancelled due to conflicting dates with a competitor. Such a shame! It's back on the cards for 2011 though so keep your crafty fingers crossed.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ART of knitting by Cathy

Back on the blog again. I have been very busy with the Knitting Nancy project, working two jobs, still trying to paint each week and knitting. The creative process was quite a long one - working out pictures, size and frames. The first few took quite a while, lots of unpicking but once I was on a roll I enjoyed the process. Hope you all like them. (the colours are a little washed out in the photos) Try to get into Irving Baby the exhibition is great.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Creative Space - Princess and the Pea

It's finally time to show the completed Princess and the Pea project...

We've just finished setting up the exhibition and my oh my are there some very creative people in the group. Hopefully we'll have some photos to show you on the exhibition blog in the next day or two.

My favourite part of my piece - the tiny handles on the pink mattress

My least favourite part of my piece - having to think about a price. The pieces don't have to be for sale but I thought I'd see if there was any interest in it so I've added POA on the tag - however.. I've no idea what to consider an offer if anyone does ask.

Fingers are crossed for the opening tomorrow night!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Last preparations for Knitting Nancy's

At Brown Owls last Thursday I made these broaches for our Knitting Nancy's Exhibition that opens this Thursday. Each artist in the exhibition has one to wear on the night. They were super easy to make, only shame was that I did have to sacrifice some knitting needles in the process. Just need to sew a safety pin on the back of each one and they are done!.

Finally preparations for my exhibition piece are also being completed today. I haven't posted a photo as I thought I'd wait til Thursday to show you all. Check back then and all will be revealed!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday afternoon scones

After 3 phone calls and 10 MMS to and from the scone queen (Mum) with step by step inc photo instructions I've finally plucked up the courage to make my very first batch of scones!

Just in time for afternoon tea!

Growing up scones were something that Mum made on a weekend - no recipe needed. I've always been impressed that she use to make them with no measurements and that they worked every time. Impressed and overwhelmed which I guess is why it's taken 28 and a bit years for me to try it on my own.

To keep to tradition I've memorised the recipe rather than writing it down... shh it's a secret!

Thanks Mum x

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My Creative Space - Fabric Treasures

For my space this week I thought I'd show off some of the beautiful fabrics I picked up from Tessuti while in Sydney in January.
A top?
A dress?
A skirt?
Another dress?
A skirt?

I haven't been brave enough to cut in to them yet but hopefully in the next few months I'll be able to show you tops, skirts and dresses.

Check out other creative spaces over at http://www.kootoyoo.com/

Monday, February 01, 2010

Heidi's apron by Cathy

I was invited to a kitchen tea for Heidi who is getting married in New Zealand on the 13th Feb. Heidi loves pink, baking and crafting so I couldn't go past making the Flirty Florence Apron by Audrey and Maude
Heidi loved it
I loved making it - I think I will making more as birthday gifts