19 August 2010

My Creative Space

This week has been full of sewing and crochet.  I set up the camp table in the corner of the kitchen to allow me to leave my sewing machine out.  This way I can carry on where I left off around all the catering, eating, homework etc that happens ordinarily on the kitchen table.  A few of you were curious to know what I would do with the crochet flowers.  I am making a garland for my niece in London.  That's started, but still a work in progress.
Miss O has a dress up day tomorrow. They have a parade dressed as a helper in the community. She wants to be a nurse. I know we could have put something together a la 'Scrubs' in blue or green, but my nostalgic self set about making an old fashioned nurses pinafore. Just have to try and figure out how to make a little hat today. 

My family in England has welcomed a brand spanking new great step-nephew. I am putting a little bundle together to send over. Yesterday I appliqued these baby singlets with some of my favourite Japanese fabrics. My lovely friend Chelle, from Curly Music Box Co is also making up a special order music box too. I started crocheting a dolls blanket for Miss O at the weekend. It is coming together surprisingly quickly. I will save a photo for next week. I thought about making one for new nephew, but the postage cost would be over the top. I might make a little garland to finish off the bundle.

Hoping you have all enjoyed your creative weeks and here's to the next one.
Off to Kootoyoo to see who's been making what.
Happy Thursday!
Carmel

PS.  My neighbour has just gone into labour - very exciting.  But I might not be around for a few days as I think I may be looking after their 2 year old.  Her mother-in-law is now not coming down from Queensland.  Fun Fun.

13 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

beautiful creations Carmel.
I never tire of seeing newborn singlets, they are just soo adorable & love your fabric panels.
goodluck with the hat & especially goodluck with the 2 yr old guest.
happy creating

74 Lime Lane said...

have fun with your guest, what an exciting time with all those new bubs! the garland is a great idea!

spectacularfairywren said...

Well done you for helping out a neighbour - if only we all could get back there, our world would be happier and healthier and lovelier!

And the singies/vests are great!

beck said...

Sounds like you have lots happening right now! Love the look of the garland, how special it is go give gifts made by hand. The little singlets are super cute too x

Kate said...

I love the garland idea Carmel. I really look forward to watching it come together. Good luck with the two year old minding.

koralee said...

Oh your creativity is inspiring me! I adore your tshirts...what talent you have! xoxox

Flotsam Friends said...

Go Carmel... You've been making lots of lovely things! Pruxxx

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love those sweet singlets!! Thanks for popping over...

Jane @ the girl in the brick house said...

Cool crochets - I'm impressed you can even crochet! That gene seemed to pass me by! BTW I'm your new follower.

m.e (Cathie) said...

hey Carmel,
glad you liked picnik, it's great for playing around with pics!
hope you get some sleep & don't sit on picnik for too long ;)
night

its simple love said...

Awesome! Look at you go! Can't wait to see more!

Rachael

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, hope it all went well for your neighbour, how exciting. Thanks for all your well wishes for my new shop. xx

Kim said...

Oh! I love those little appliqued tank tops!