Thursday, September 24, 2009

my creative space

unpicking

It has to be said that most of my family think my recent obsession with sewing and in particular, quilting is a bit, well, obsessive

So it's nice to know that at least one member is highly appreciative of my efforts 

my quilting companion


my quilting companion

For more creative spaces with no doubt less fur, pounce on over to Kirsty's place! 

34 comments:

  1. It's always nice to have a "helping hand" I guess.

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  2. indeed! A bit tricky when he insisted on sitting on the rolled up quilt as it went through my machine ... let's just say there were "tension" problems!

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  3. so sweet...such a critic in a positive way I see!

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  4. Ha ha!! I know ALLLLL about what my family members think too ;)

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  5. Oh can I steal that pink quilt from you :P...I love it!!!! Your fan is adorable...

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  6. Cat's and creative spaces are just meant to go together!!

    xo Steph

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  7. Ah yes. I have one of these too!

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  8. Ah Mel you are a true artist! If your family don't understand why you are doing it then you know you are onto a good thing. They will certainly understand when you finish a few and see how amazing it is to have something so beautiful and handmade. It's a very exciting space

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  9. Your cat is so cute and how sweet to have such a wonderful helper in your family. The colours you have in your quilt are very pretty.:)

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  10. so what's the definition of obsessive? .... sorry I think I have forgotten!! xx

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  11. That quilt is gorgeous. My cat is the same, except she hops up on my lap when I am sewing on the machine instead of just laying on my mat!

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  12. True Steph - there is a flickr group called "cats in my stuff" and a LOT of the photos include a cat on a sewing table!

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  13. Hey good point Mel! Hadn't thought of that. And yes ... just need to actually finish something .... ;)

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  14. Thanks Catherine! It's almost ready for a true unveiling. Just needed to completely unpick the binding and now just have to put it all on again. Properly this time ;)

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  15. Well no one has actually come out and said it as such. Perhaps it's just that raised eyebrow when I mention yet again that I'm off to the sewing room!

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  16. Mmmmm yes I'm sure you do! United we stand!

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  17. Lovely quilt Mel, whats wrong with a little obsession....

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  18. How cute Mel......nice to have the company as you stitch. But I'm sure you wouldn't ever get lonely surrounded by beautiful fabrics :) Us crafty types do tend to be a bit obsessive don't we. It's perfectly healthy, I say ;)

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  19. Quilting, fabric, crafts....obsession....just go together!
    I also have help with quilting! Usually with the binding. At least it stops the quilt from sliding to far !!

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  20. Ah, you just have to hang in there a while longer. My nearest and dearest don't even sigh any more when I pull out a crochet hook/sewing machine/etcetera. And slowly they are moving, one by one to the dark side. Even convinced the Mr to pull his finger out and knit a few rows for his sister's Christmas pressie!

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  21. We take our encouragement where and when we can get it hey!. Peta

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  22. You cat looks so sweet. I get lots of eye-rolling at my house! Love the fabrics too ~ so pretty

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  23. Hehe, Mel. My kitties have similar ideas about my workspace. I've been known to lay my clear cutting rulers over things that I'm working on, to make them less comfy to lay on. :)

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  24. I have a little helper just like yours! :-)

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  25. Thanks Brianna! I could deal with the lap I think. It's the sitting on the actual item going through the machine that isn't so helpful!

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  26. Thanks Brianna! I could deal with the lap I think. It's the sitting on the actual item going through the machine that isn't so helpful!

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  27. Well yes nothing as far as I'm concerned! I know I am preaching to the converted in this arena :)

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  28. Indeed Anita! I keep being told it's cheaper than therapy ... I beg to differ but it's kinda more fun too!

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  29. Your quilt made me go 'ohhh' Mel. Those colours and fabrics are just so beautiful. I keep scrolling up to look at it again mid commenting! As for not being "undertsood", true artists never are!!!

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  30. Sono-Ma: Holly White-WolfeSeptember 26, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    That's awesome, Mel! Too funny!

    I get so much joy out of sewing that I am often gushing over and dying to share with someone. Let alone the fact that I also get obsessed and often churn out multiples of what I create to keep the high going! Check out all the bags I made from legs of jammy pants - you can get at least four out of most adult pants...

    http://sono-ma.blogspot.com/2009/09/whats-in-your-lunch-sack-exchange-your.html

    My husband and son feign interest at times, but it is good to know that there are others out there who really share the high. Doesn't it feel amazing to create? Keep it up lady! You've got talent and you clearly need this outlet for creative release!

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  31. Oh, obsession, I understand. It the designs, the colours, piles of fabric, the sound of the scissors as they cut, the hum of the sewing machine.... sigh....

    I have a cat with a similar habit. Don't you feel sorry for cats that don't live with a sewer? :)

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  32. I love those kind of helpers!

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