11 November 2010

My Creative Space

Saturday was rainy and miserable.
A perfect day for sitting in front of the computer.
Looking for tutorials and how tos.
These hexagons from Meet Me At Mikes are addictive.

I was thinking cushion cover ...
but they are breeding like wildflower,
so possibly a throw.
I will have to head back to google and You Tube
for ideas on how to edge the final product.

I found this little frame on Coco Rose Textiles.
Originally from Lola Nova.
Waiting for pay day,
to order some yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
I have a feeling these will be addictive too.
I raided Miss Fairy's jewellery stash
looking for bangles, of which there should have been many.
I do believe there must have been a secret cull
by the Lone Dad when I was in England.
I used a scoobie wrapped round twice,
so that explains the wonky middle. 
It's also not quite right on the edging either,
as I made this in the car on the way to the
opening of the Australian Baseball League
on Saturday night.

Red pipe cleaner is one of Miss Fairy's
many pipe cleaner creations made on Saturday.
I just borrowed it for a bit of colour.

Thursday is the day to check in here.
Happy Creating



Mel said...

Hmm those hexagons ALMOST have me tempted to become friends again with my crochet hook/s ... ;) I notice on your profile we have tow of the same fav books - To Kill a Mockingbird (of course), and Secret River (sigh). So clearly you have very good taste on many fronts!

Catherine said...

I really love your choice of colour
Carmel, it's so pretty. I look forward to seeing what you end up making with your collection of hexagons. xo

Cathie said...

those heaxagons look amazing as do the colours!

BOB & MABEL said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today Carmel. Your crochet is gorgeous, love the colours.
The Fairy Floss Market is on the 5th Dec in Geelong so you may miss it as its not in the holidays. Another good market is the Cowrie Market in Torquay and the Tranquility Fair in Ocean Grove.

Raine and Sage said...

Oh Carmel I wish I could crochet. My Grandma held legendary status in this department. I wonder if I can learn...it looks so intricate.

Kirsty said...

Oh my goodness...those hexies are looking wonderful.

Flotsam Friends said...

Love the colour combo Carmel. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for introducing me to Kootoyoo. Aren't there so many amazingly creative people out there... Pruxxx

mel @ loved handmade said...

Wow, your hexagons are just gorgeous, such pretty colours!

Fiona said...

Those hexagons look great ... I may just have to go and have a peek at that tutorial! The question that's bugging me is how you end up with something rectangular for either a cushion cover or a throw ... would love to see what you end up making with them.

victoria said...

So beautiful Carmel, reminds me of a cross between flowers in snow and stars in the sky. If that makes sense.

Belinda Saville said...

Those hexagons are gorgeous! I love the bright pops of colour amidst the stark white. Lovely work!

flowersandhome said...

I made a throw out of hexagons too a while ago and you are right, they are addictive but so much fun to make! I crocheted an edging around it but I didn't really like it, so now it goes without edging.
Have fun crocheting, it looks great!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love the hexagons!! That would make a great throw! Great job!

Melissa said...

you are a total inspiration carmel....

you make me want to crochet...love that yours may have moved from a cuhsion cover size to a bedspread...

will have to start...one day....

melissa x

its simple love said...

Pretty! Love this design. I really need to learn how to do this.


p.s. be sure to check out my Cupcake Kit giveaway when you get the chance!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

I love the colours you have chosen. Will be a pretty throw!


koralee said...

So pretty and those colours are amazing. Can't wait to see the end results. xoxo

beachvintage.com said...

I love the red pipe cleaner touch!

Raine and Sage said...

Carmel the colour scheme is great. The mint green with white really appeals. Breeding like wildflowers? You make it sound easy. With your guidance I asked for a 'learn to crochet' guide at Spotlight for kids. Nothing. I've got a 99cent Patons one. Not for kids. Will keep you posted. xx :)

Selina said...

heaps of ideas for those little cuties, colours are lovely, hope your monday is a bit sunnier

Kelly said...

Beautiful, this post makes me want to grap my crochet hook and make a blanket.

Anonymous said...

So is Carmel....short for the full name Carmelina?
I just have to know!!!

crochet....pink cars...yummy homemade cookies...speaking Italian....we are one and the same sister!

hope you come by and visit with me often...I'm your newest follower...

ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

Maaike said...

Hi Carmel, wonderful blog you have! Love the hexagons and the colours you choose... a really great combination to my eyes. Enjoy your week,
love Maaike

Cassandra Allen said...

Oh these hexagons are super lovely!