Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sewjourn

Well just when I thought I'd run out of creative mojo along came Sewjourn and with it, a massive injection of crafty inspiration.


Thanks in a large part to the stunning surroundings and perhaps a little bit also had to do with some seriously talented (and bloody funny), crafty women.

Not long after arriving with my generous and inspiring travel companion in our awesome vehicle* ...

Green machine

... I'd learnt about REAL interfacing and soon after that I had learned a few new swear words (which needed to be googled), laughed so hard I had to clutch my sides, and was led into a serious robot fetish.

I watched in awe as beautiful creations were made out Liberty and sense, not to mention beautiful and functional clothing, was made of Japanese pattern books. I woke up to beautiful coffee (good enough to ditch the decaf for a few days), and to make breakfast with a calm and beautiful person. I drooled along with everyone over gorgeous Japanese fabrics which were effortlessly fashioned into the cutest hat I've ever seen.


And what did I make? Well, I found a comfy spot and plodded along with some slow stitching, finished a baby gift and cast on some new knitting (learning "kfab" along the way - so much better in person than on you tube!)


... only to have it all lost for nearly twenty-four hours when my luggage decided to stay in Melbourne.


And I mean really, who could blame it?

*Um, please note that bit up in the "about me" section of my blog where I say I'm sarcastic ...
p.s. I started to respond to individual comments on my last post and then suddenly got a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of responses! But I did want to say a massive and genuine "thank you" for all the lovely, supportive comments. It's so nice to know so many people are genuinely happy for us and this new little person we have on the way! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

my creative space :: a project on the side

So for the last little while I've been a bit quiet, not quite writing too many blog posts and not being a very consistent blog visitor either (sorry!).

I've been feeling bone tired and a bit foggy - not quite conducive to waves of brilliance in the creating department.

But the reason for that has been the little bit of creating I've been doing on the side which I can finally reveal


Phew! Twelve weeks of my creative space in that there little shot.

It's been a roller coaster ride for us what with all the stress of losing our furry pal Max and the shadow of what happened last year. But now finally seeing this little person bouncing around with all it's relevant bits and pieces where they should be I feel like I may finally take a deep breath and believe that this is happening.*

And now hopefully the other creating mojo will slowly return!

For creative spaces with mojo overflowing check out Kirsty's place.

* That thing protruding from the forehead is a balled up fist in the background I promise!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

a quilt top

Very quickly before the clothes line was used for it's actual purpose of drying clothes and not showing off quilts, I snapped a few shots of Sienna's finished quilt top

Sienna's quilt (top)

The last you'll see of it for some time no doubt as I begin the seemingly never ending task of hand quilting it

Sienna's quilt (top)

Oh why oh why did we buy KING single beds?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

my creative space :: a morning to myself

After the roller coaster ride of the past few weeks the kids saw fit to add a bout of gastro to the mix just to spice things up that little bit more. So anything on the creative front has mainly involved the swirling around in my head of things I would have been doing had I not been washing sheets or scrubbing (recycled) raspberry yogurt out of cream coloured carpet.

BUT this morning the eldest is at preschool and the youngest is in care for a few hours so ...

morning tea

after consuming a few of these it was onto these


which were then added to this

Sienna quilt

the seemingly never ending sea of pink quilt (with the occasional godsend sprinkling of chocolate brown), for Sienna.

And guess what? With that my morning to myself is over and I'm off to pick up the fellow. But hopefully with this little flurry of activity I'll be back in the veritable creative saddle.

For more creative spaces head on over to Kirsty's place.

Monday, November 1, 2010

the good and the downright bloody awful (in reverse order)

The Downright Bloody Awful:

  • Last Wednesday we had to let this gorgeous guy go. After making a few small steps towards a recovery it was an inability for his system to drain lymph fluids which was his ultimate undoing. Never mind the cracked skull. Apparently that would have mended itself but a blockage somewhere in his body due to trauma was just causing too much discomfort and finally we were advised we had done all we could do. And so the last few days has seen us all a bit flat and teary wondering where our constant companion is, only to have that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach when we remember a millisecond later that he is gone. 
  • The lens of my camera is broken. Not nearly in the same realm but given everything else this has just had me really bloody frustrated quite frankly! Lord knows when we will be able to purchase another one. However this brings me to;

The Good:

  • A fun app on my phone (and just the pretty decent camera on it really), that has allowed me to shoot a few random bits of goodness. And to be honest I have been sucking the marrow out of these moments of goodness so I thought I might share them.




  • Butterfly kisses



    • Oh, and those curls!
    I hope there's been more good than awful round your way. 


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