18 November 2010

My Creative Space

 Phoff! Where did the week go?!
I've pulled my fabric stash apart
and gathered together some ingredients
to make some Christmas stockings.
My inspiration came from this Christmas Things pattern,
picked up at the Op Shop the other day.
My challenge will be making at least one by Christmas Eve
Loving hessian at the moment.
It brings memories of holidays in the Greek Islands flooding back.
It's the espadrille connection - the smell and texture.
Scary how my mind works, I know.
I rescued this piece off the top of a friends' skip,
due to travel to the dump the next day.
I was as happy as Larry.
This was used on a special project that
someone asked me to work with them.
All to be revealed in the New Year.
Having served its purpose in one piece,
it is now destined for other things,
which include the string crochet flowers.
I'm looking forward to this one.
This project is a commission I will be parting with,
but I will be making more for me if it turns out how I envisage

Tune in here for some clever clogs.



Chantal said...

The string flowers and hessian make a great combination. Your fabrics for the stockin look fab too : )

mel @ loved handmade said...

Loving those pictures! How gorgeous are the crochet flowers against the natural textured background, I LOVE it!

Cathie said...

beautiful Carmel! those flowers are amazing and so delicate.

so great that you are coming to Melbourne!
if you are in need of a tea break and a chat anytime you are here, feel free to contact me.

Carolyn said...

I've never worked with hessian but I love the look of it with those pretty white flowers.

Unknown said...

Oooh it's looking good !

74 Lime Lane said...

love the flowers and the hessian, such a lovely combination of colour and texture
{and if you find out where the week went, let me know won't you!}

Wendy said...

Oooh...those flowers are just lovely! And the hessian sets them off wonderfully...

its simple love said...

Can't wait to see what comes of it all! Such fun fabrics!


p.s. be sure to enter in my cupcake kit giveaway when you get the chance :)

quilary said...

The hessian and white flowers are a lovely combination. Those stockings are going to look pretty with the ric rac and pretty fabrics.

Melissa said...

love hessian....& your lovely inspiring creative space c...

happy days creating sweetie...

melissa xx

Everlasting Blooms said...

Hello Carmel! Nice to meet you!

~ Thanks for stopping by our blog! You have a lovely blog, love those little white knit flowers, wish I could make beautiful things like that! :)

~ Be sure to stop by anytime!

the runaway romantique said...

What gorgeous materials Can't wait to see the final products! I just wanted to say hi and that you have a lovely blog :)

- the runaway

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


love that collection of fabrics and ribbons, can't wait to see your stocking creation!

i am completely smitten with the hessian and cream flowers. gorgeous!

hope you are having a lovely weekend xox

koralee said...

Oh my goodness..I adore those flowers....I sooooo want to cover my tree with them.

Hugs and love my sweet friend. xoxoxo

petals and vintage said...

What a lovely combination and those flowers are divine - they look very neat by the way! :)

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Pam x