Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Quote

I haven't done one of these for a while, but I took a nice picture the other day and found this quote by Ghandi in one of my notebooks.

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Ghandi

Hope you're having a great weekend

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Creative Space

I'm currently working on finishing this candlewick embroidery that I started, oh, about 15 years ago after taking a candlewick embroidery class, this may just be the oldest WIP in my pile! I don't know how it could possibly have hidden in there for so long and I am really looking forward to having it out of my to do pile, finally! I am trying to finish things before the baby arrives, or at least realize what I will never finish/have no desire to finish, and get rid of them.

I have another square exactly the same already finished, originally going to be cushion covers I now have plans to make them up in to a baby quilt top. I have a first time mumma due in 8 weeks in mind as the recipient, however I'm not making any promises just in case I love it too much to give away after all these years.

Pop on over to Kootoyoo to check out the other Creative Space'rs.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space

One finished Oliver + S Bubble Dress! Technically I suppose this dress is no longer in my creative space today, but with its new owner, my adorable niece.

I bought the pattern a while ago and this is my first go at it. I thrifted the fabric from the op-shop, I think it may have been a table cloth, just a rectangle of fabric with hemmed edges.

Ignore the wetness on the sleeves (I had just washed off the fabric pen) and hopefully you didn't notice, but there are a couple of little holes in the fabric I didn't see till after I had cut out the pattern. It was really a test run anyway to see if the size was right, and the happy little recipient hasn't picked them up. This is the size 5, little miss is six but she is a petite kid. Next time I might try the size 4 for her, maybe just the bodice, you can see it is big at the arm hole and through the chest, though this should work well for the winter so she can wear it with a skivvy and tights.

Little miss picked out the perfect buttons from Granma's (my Mum) button tin, I love them, and I learned to use the auto button hole stitch on Granma's machine. So cool! Oh, and I was run all over the street in our little modeling session, someone enjoyed it very much.

Quite a few of my favourite blogs (like Rummage, Myrtle and Eunice, Raglan Guld, thrift. nest. sew., julie kundhi, dearfii and clutterpunk) join in the Creative Spaces fun over at Kootoyoo (another favourite) regularly, this is my first 'Creative Space' pop on over and check out the players this week.


Monday, May 3, 2010

baby booties

After a bit of a rough weekend I allowed myself to stay in bed this monday morning. After completely clearing out my blogreader, I had a trawl through Ravelry looking for baby knitting patterns. Look what I found, something quick and easy, just what I needed.

I made these in no time flat. How cute are they? you should see how tiny they are. I haven't been up close and personal with too many new-borns, but I suspect these will fit for about a week. You can find the pattern on Ravelry here.