Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Creative Space


This little tea cup represents an exciting new project I have in mind. Do you have lots of plans and ideas? Sometimes these things take time and that's where I'm at right now, being patient & making lists, thinking & planning.


Yesterday was one of those 'getting a million things done' kind of days. In a good way! Dealing with a lot of the chaos left over from school holidays, hanging with my kinder girl, making lists and cooking. A couple of these fresh chook eggs created...



some beautiful swirls in the mixing bowl.
Which later became lamingtons, a family favourite.


In between chopping and cooking up another batch of quince jelly I finally started my pin cushion. For some reason this pin cushion has taken forever...


...it's coming together and while not very fancy I hope my swapee likes it!



My sewing space needs sorting, I really need another set of shelves to stack my recent, and old, piles of vintage linen etc. I'm wondering too what to do with the twenty zips I picked up for a song at my local oppie. Any idea's?




I'm also loving these four pretty pieces of fabric which have come my way via my mum and the crowded, hot & colourful markets of Singapore. Oooh, how exotic! They are so sweet, perhaps they will become bunny bits?



The tail end of yesterday saw Bill & I making meatballs for dinner (and homework), a yummy way to end the day.


So my creative space is full lately, of old & new projects, lots of flavour and action, things unfinished and some complete, a sense of excitement at new ideas, the coming of cooler weather and changing seasons. A happy and inspiring space to be. Tell me about yours? Maybe I'll pop over to Kirsty's and see what you are up to. Bye for now sweetie pies, xo

22 comments:

willywagtail said...

Put the zips in a cute little jug or basket. You will be so thankful to have them one day. It is always great to have one on hand for a cushion or pencilcase or other project that needs one rather than having to rush out and pay full price for them. Alternately you could figure out how to make zipper roses out of them!! Cherrie

sue said...

Your pin cushion looks very nice in the red! I love the girls' dinner table, what a wonderful idea for dinner, lol! Those zips would come in very handy for zipper pouches or maybe you can use them for some of Jodie's crafty monsters with the zipper mouths!

Riches Stitches said...

One of the best uses for an ironing board I have ever seen.
Zips are a great thing to have in the stash as they are always required at a moment when going to the shop is out of the question.
Jane 80)

Amanda said...

Busy lady..Love that pin cushion and no clue what some of those food items are that you mentioned..I am so "American" haha..Guess that's what google is for...

Tracey said...

so much to love in your blog today! Would love to see what you make with that lovely tea cup and saucer.

dash robin said...

that last photo just cracks me up!your kids are too cute. thanks for popping by, i love your space.

74 Lime Lane said...

i think ultimately this describes a lot of creative spaces! {i do so love the lists and the planning}
i think the pin cushion is fabulous, great fabric with the words

Violet and Rose said...

I'm collecting a few tea cups myself at the moment for a project for the school fete. $1 a pop is a good price. Cheapest I've found is $2. Loving that dinner table. We've been doing meatballs a bit lately too. Seem to keep everyone happy.

Wendy said...

What are lamingtons, Beck? Share the recipe? Your spaces look busy and exciting this week!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Mmmm, dinner looks delicious! You have been one busy lady, your pin cushions looking great!

Renee said...

Love your pincushion!

Tania said...

As talented as I know you are, I'm sorry, but I do not believe that you were in any way responsible for the business end of those eggs. The pincushion is another thing altogether. Red. Hearty. Perfect.

Katy said...

That pin cushion is brilliant. Thanks for the comment on my blog :D

Knicky Knacks said...

I'm exhausted just scrolling through your post of all the things you managed to accomplish. My goodness - you've done well. Love the fabric, the wonderful pin cushiton and the meatballs!

Steph said...

You little busy bee! LOOVE the girls' ironing board table...brings back very fond childhood memories of tv dinners :)

ohjoh said...

Nice pincushion!
Now where did I see a pattern/tutorial for a multi zippered pencil case .... was it "vintage ricrac" or "You Sew Girl" or someone else (sorry to the owner) It's out there somewhere and looked really cool.

gretchenmist said...

sounds like a super busy day for you! i like your ironing board table!
wondering what you are going to do with the tea cup?

Swirlyarts said...

I like your pincushion :)

Linda said...

your pincushion looks FABULOUS someone is very lucky indeed, those meatballs look pretty damn good too...yum

Ooty said...

your pin cushion looks super cute, and you got my hungry now =D!!

manda said...

so so so cute that last photo Beck...

Kate said...

LOVE your pin cushion! very excited about the sneaky secret project and LOVE that last pic. For some reason it looks so eighties to me. X