Thursday, 27 January 2011

my creative space

I had a tiny amount of free time today, and I needed to sew. I've been playing around with a few ideas in my head and I got to try them out today. I'm not sure this is 'just right', but at least I got to make for a little while.



It might be because it's blue that I'm not thrilled with it - I had gold stamps but was in the mood for some colour.



Also popped into a charity shop - look what I found! So excited! I think it might be a dry clean sort of fabric, but it has an attic-ish smell, should I wash it? Could use some advice, I normally just find cottons so this is a bit of a dilemma. And then what to do with it, I initially thought of a skirt, but might not get to wear it that often, curtains - for an imaginary window? Hmmm....



More creative spaces over at Kootoyoo.

 

6 comments:

  1. am loving the stamp houses. wonderful. fabric should be ok with a gentle hand wash. If its cotton may be a cold wash in machine so doesn't shrink to much. but not if its a glazed shiney cotton as that would probably ruin the finish on it.

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  2. oh I just love your craftiness today. I picked up a heap of old books from the school fete last November. They are still in a pile waiting, waiting, waiting to be used. I just love what you have done with your dictionary pages. I think the colours are perfect together.
    Re your new fabric, oh gosh, its full of spring and pretty. I can almost smell those lovely blooms. I am not sure what to recommend for washing, perhaps handwash. What to make?? Pretty cushions maybe. Looking forward to seeing your creation.

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  3. Gorgeous work Colette but is it not illegal to deface a stamp? Heehee, imagine that in court "Please let me go, I was only making pretty houses, I love the Queen!"
    I hope your sewing 'urges' have been quenched.
    xx

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  4. I love your making, how creative and looks like a fun way to spend some time! and what pretty cloth!

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  5. Love the stamp-y collage - I looked at the detail shot first and didn't straight away realise it was stamps, which made it all the more intriguing - very clever! And the mini bunting is so sweet. Lucky you with that fabric!

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  6. I LOVE your collage, the stamps, the colours, the stitching and the mini bunting! genius and gorgeous all rolled into one :)
    I smile to see your "times on the toilet" chart....I don't seem to remember having this problem with my eldest but the wee one has a complete aversion..potty no probs..big toilet argh!!...may have to borrow your idea :)x

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