Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Creative Space



I had quite a revelation yesterday. I happened to be doing some Quilt Project action while in a waiting room. It’s amazing how much easier this embroidery lark is when there’s some bright daylight and it’s possible to SEE. I had given the more ambient approach to our home lighting versus practical needs some fleeting thought, but just couldn’t come at cold, white-blue, bright light. Not that I’m thinking the Mr’s temporary solution last night is doing much for the dignity. Or the hairdo...



For more creative spaces, follow the light and pop over to Kirsty’s (she’s one clever chook who knows her backstitch from her, um, not backstitch).

38 comments:

Tammy James said...

Loving those red shoes and hey we do what we have to, hairdo's aside : )

Kirsty said...

It's looking absolutely wonderful! I'm loving the headtorch...I wear mine all the time. The Date prefers TV in a darkened room!

Amanda said...

Those shoes are stunning...And the headlamp is a great idea...I have been working with thin yarn lately and my eyes take forever to focus when I look up..I might need to invest :)

Kylie said...

Haha! How fabulous! Explorer fantasies at the same time as being creatively inventive :) What a lucky girl you are to have a hubby who takes an active role in helping you out with things like this :) Great space + wonderful embroidery too. K x

Kate said...

Ahh those shoes...gorgeous! My hubby thinks he can't relax with the light on above his head so I have spent a night or two with my own head torch. What a fashion statement.

One Flew Over said...

Gorgeous shoes!! Your stitching looks sublime!

Note to self: Must get a miners light - sensational!

Selina said...

those shoes are just fabulous!!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I am so glad I didn't nab one of those squares for the quilt project. the standard is way to high!!! I would have been mortified. Phew.
yours is superb.

peppermintpatcher said...

The shoes are fabulous and gorgeous - the head light is practical and... interesting. Misters are practical and interesting people.

Nycole said...

the shoes look so satin-y! and head torches are all the rage, didn'tya know?!

dillpickle said...

Dignity schmigdity! It's just another way to live out the creative eccentric way of life ;-) And if it works, you might just have started a new trend!

I would like a pair of red shoes like that!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

At least your miner's lamp isn't the vintage version with a candle . And that square's looking the bee's knees .

CurlyPops said...

The shoes are gorgeous!
Now where would one buy such a nifty little head contraption?

Gina said...

Tania these are looking just glorious. You know what they say though, too much embroidery makes you go blind... :-)
Totally hanging out to get more than just a teasing, artifully-smudgy glimpse of this new hairdo, too.

Leonie Guld said...

OMG....Wow!!!!!

Sandrine said...

That's it, you just start a new trend...minners lights crafting!!!;))))But I can see it does the job perfectly!!BIG Wow for the red shoes Tania!!!

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh Tania! They look absolutely stunning. So beautiful!

And light is a great crafting discovery. I get quite excited when I am able to see too

"Tap your heals together 3 times"

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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C'mon, you have to give the Mr points for being lateral...
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Aussie-waffler said...

Now that's what else I need for my shed expeditions. I adore those shoes, what beautiful stitching.

Megan.K. said...

But the head torch looks like so much fun!

Miss Muggins said...

the shoes look amazing. I just bought one of those torches tonight (my daughter is going on Outward Bound next week) and now i know what to do with it on her return!!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I could total eat those shoes up!! That's a good thing!! Um I am a little concerned about undies on the head though... LMAO... That one you'll have to share later with me!!

xo Steph

handmaiden said...

Oh Fab! They remind me of Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz shoes

floortje said...

this is really funny, I just bought such a lamp for our trip to Malaysia, so I can read at night without waking my boys (although I hope I won't ;-))...but now I know what destination this lamp can have after our trip ;-))

Grace said...

Love the red shoes.
Headlamp is a great idea.
I'm gong to look for ours...must be somewhere in this house.

The Sice Family said...

Love you! You're talented and funny! Love reading your posts- they make me guffaw! Wendy xx

Loz and Dinny said...

Oh I have long been a fan of the head torch - means you can read in bed without getting your hands cold ... but maybe a little bit of a passion killer .... mmm?

e l k said...

your post made me smile ~love your work!

june at noon said...

Ha! While I was working on my own quilt square, my babies were having some tough nights, and I ended up doing quite a bit of my embroidery in a dark bedroom with a book light clipped to my shirt. It's amazing what we'll do for the sake of craft. ;) (Love the Dorothy shoes, by the way!)

kellyi said...

Ooooh pretty red shoes!

I once used a head torch when Shrek was small for breastfeeding.

He looked like a wee rabbit trapped in the head lights, and screamed rather a lot.

My dear husband is also a mr temporary, so I feel your pain :)

Nikki Cardigan said...

Those shoes look good enough to wear, and my name isn't even Dorothy! And thanks for yet another insight into life at Myrtle&Eunice-ville. I love it!

yardage girl said...

Those shoes are fab - who cares what you lokk like if you're producing craft gold!

Madeline said...

Gorgeous stitches!! The headgear...hmmmm...:)

GUGAW said...

wow that's beautiful! just about survived the bite....it was the most odd looking bite i've ever had...all blistered and massive! maybe i've lived to tell the tale of a spider bite?! had a lovely hols, would have loved to made it down to melbourne but unfortunately it was too far in the opposite direction on our journey from sydney to brisbane. but, we are very tempted to visit melbourne...maybe even for a long term visit of a couple of years :O !

Cute as Buttons said...

Somewhere over the rainbow,
Poor lighting obstructs views,
And the hat that you dare to wear Will be fashionable, too!

I know, it doesn't really scan but by jingoes that stitchery is divine! Well done you! Lisa.

Teresa p said...

Beautiful shoes! I can't wait to see the finished block.

kellie said...

the shoes looks fabulous!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Looks amazing!