Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Creative Space: Skirting Around The Edges



Except there aren’t any skirts in this week’s space. This week it’s Crafty Procrastination Space. I should have known when I set myself a brief and a timeline and suddenly made this crafty thing feel like WORK that it would all go belly up. At the moment all those body bits up there have me well and truly stumped. For now. While I haven’t yet stooped to cleaning the studio, I have been, ahem, clearing my head, busying myself with all manner of patently essential tasks:

1. The nearly finished, very late, lucky-if-it’s-gifted-before-the-next-birthday bag. It’s waiting for ‘the’ button, which I’m thinking this unfortunately isn’t.



2. Some strike-while-the-iron’s-hot fabric purchasing for a looming kid birthday and the making of a Miss Madeline dress after the music to the ears statement: “I think I’m too big for pink now Mum.” Woo hoo! I’ve only waited nearly eight years pretending to be zen about wall to wall pink.



3. The circle-in-a-square granny towers growing by the week. Shot from this perspective so it’s quite impossible to determine the teetering height of the tower with the unweaved-in-ends. I know. I know.



4. Another teensy, circle-in-a-square inspired Perle 8 experimentery, (in turn inspired by this eye candy).



After all that avoiding the task at hand, it’s fair to say that Mel at From Little Things saved the week. The sweetest ‘inspire’ package arrived complete with some fabric lovely and a moleskin notebook with a handmade cover. Thanks to her, I have been religiously scrawling my own thought bubbles down and there’s a fair chance I’ll be making some sense out of those body bits by next Thursday.





Or ordering another from her online shop which I am sure she will set up once she’s finished gallivanting around cooler European climes. (Lucky chook).

Find the Creative Spaces where it’s really all happening via the fab Kirsty...

22 comments:

beck said...

Never a dull moment at your place is there? You crafty fox you! Look at all the lovely, inspiring things going on. How are you holding up in the heat honey? Not too badly by the looks of things xo

Leonie Guld said...

If I was closer I would offer a hand....maybe one day at yours and the next at mine!!! Chocolate ESSENTIAL!!

sue said...

Love those granny squares. The blue fabric looks great for an 8 year old, and the 8 year old here goes from liking blue back to pink on occasions. I have even managed to sneak some yellow into xmas pressies this year so we will see how that goes. Happy crafting!

Kylie said...

Wow! what a space! Okay, here goes... (1) Top photo looks like a fabulous artspiece (don't laugh - it looks great!). (2) I have a large wooden button that would look fantastic on that fabric - can I post it to you? (3) Love that fabric for Madeleine dress - so gorgeous. (4) oh my those granny squares are just the most gorgeous things - I love them all piled up like that. (5) your crochet circle-in-a-square is just exquisite - I plan to devote the summer holidays to teaching myself more crochet skills like this - just love it. AND (6) that book is super cool - what a great friend :) Kx

Linda said...

oh my you have so much happening I feel exhausted just seeing it all!! I do hope the body bits work out

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

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If you're skirting around creative spaces, does that mean it is acceptable to be skirting around making a real comment?
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One Flew Over said...

Yours is aseriously busy creative space...how you can even think of creating in this heat is beyond me... I have struggled.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You'll have those body parts attached in no time and then the ?? can do a 10 Minute Tidy for you .
Teaching it weave in ends might take longer .

Tracey said...

lots of goodness going on here. I have often wondered if I started selling things, would I like doing it as much? Looking forward to seeing those circles sewn up

Sandrine said...

Yep agree with all...sooo much going on in your creative space...not sure how you find time to do it all?Love the colours in your little square:)

Christy said...

fabric and thread look so good up close! lovely macro shots tania!

Nikki Cardigan said...

That looks like some serious procrastination and avoidance going on there. Sure, beautiful and lovely procrastination and avoidance but it's not going to make those body bits go away!

CurlyPops said...

Wow so many projects on the go at once! I think we may all need to join crafty procrastinators anonymous.

Pippi creates said...

Nothing like making a list as a great procrastination technique. Some lovely things on your table at the moment!

vadjutka said...

mmm,very exciting workplace, and your photos are excellent. they work like teasers: I wanna see more! :-)

Karin said...

*Humming a lullaby*

I guess you're sound asleep now. And tomorrow is a new day. Hopefully a day filled with energy. To do all the things you want to do. Or to procrastinate a bit more :-) I know how it feels!

And that blue flowery fabric? Perfect for a little girl I think!

Clair said...

Well, it doesn't look like procrastination - it looks like serious crafty business. Take a deep breath and carry on x

elly bee said...

procrastination is a craft itself! and you are very good in it!
eb xx

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I will try but probably never will be OK about the love of pink. I am glad I am not alone.
I am barely coping with the love of nylon- as the fairy- princess-pink-glitter- sparkle age is now in full swing and people keep handing down those nylon fairy dresses... at least they aren't pink.

elk said...

oh goodness each photo is more fabulous than the next...creative right down the line

AgnesNz said...

Amazing photos!!

Kirsty said...

LOVE your tiny crochet.