Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Creative Space

These last couple of days have been lovely and sunny, so Tessa and I have been out in the garden. We managed to clear out some of the vege garden beds, which has been really overdue. I want to dig in some compost and blood n bone to improve the soil, then the fun part will start. Planting! I bought a few seedlings to get us started, but only wintery stuff as its still too early to get carried away. Broccoli, cabbage and lettuce.

Tessa also 'helped' feed the chooks and collect the eggs. As you can see she also discovered what is inside the egg.

Poor chooks Tessa likes to help feed them quite literally and trys to catch them and put the grain in their beaks.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The latest addition to my shop

I finally added something else to my shop, not for the lack of trying though. I have to admit I'm really quite a techno-phobe especially when it's to do with my camera. I have only just figured out how to adjust my camera so I take shots that are compatible (small enough) that I can load them onto my felt shop.

Ok, enough of that. This is a sweet little chocolate wool Cardi that I upcycled from an old wool cardi. With a cute hand sewn little owl applique, it's so soft and I hope will keep someone's wee one warm soon. It's size 9-12mth approx, and the measurements are:
Middle of the back to the cuff: 37cm
Under the arm to the hem: 20cm

As this is made from a recycled woolly cardi you know it's a one off and no one else will have one the same.

Friday, August 6, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by the SouleMama blog

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Creative Space - A fresh batch of Bibs

Today I have been experimenting with a little bit of dying. Well trying to dye opp-shop woolies, the first attempt was in the washing machine with a nice dark green machine dylon dye. Umm maybe it would be a very good idea to read the fine print, at the bottom "does not dye wool". Second try I hope will be more successful, will have to wait and see. I used a denim blue hand dye dylon which does dye wool.

Above is a pic of the custom order for one of my little reversible merino bomber hats. The sweet little model/recipient is in our Kindermusik class which is every Tuesday morning. Tessa loves music and gets very excited each tuesday when I tell her its music today. She has really thrived on it and has great rhythm unlike her parents, hehe.

Another order of Bandana Bibs completed for the website I supply. I have two sizes, 0-12mth and 12mth+. I started making them after we had so much trouble with Tessa's teething rash, they were great as they sit just under the chin catching all that dribble.
I have been trying out my new toy a SNAP PRESS, yay no more bashed thumbs as I hammer on snaps. And much faster too.

Check out more creative spaces at Kirsty's