Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creative Space : Custom

It's really nice to get custom requests.
I was able to nearly knock three things off this week, from my orders list.

One was this tote bag...

All finished and delivered and one very happy customer - yay!

Another was this 'Red Riding Hood' design...just waiting on a final fabric selection for the back and then it will be complete!

What's been going on in your creative space this week? Linking up over here.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ripple-Along - New Crochet Project

Ok, so I've uhmmed and aahed about joining in with this, but when it all comes down to it, I've wanted to make a ripple blanket for a long time, so this is just the thing I need to get me started.

Melissa, over at One Crafty Mumma, has started up a 'Ripple-along', and I think there are quite a few crafty ladies joining in.

And now I am one of them :-)

First thing : Colour choice...

Next up : Pattern...
I've decided I like the look of the chevron blanket over at 'The Royal Sisters' blog, so I've printed it off and have it all ready to go.

But there are lots of other options out there including Lucy's from Attic 24 and Pip's from Meet Me At Mikes.

So really, I'm all set now. I just have to start.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tomorrow : Indie Market Place

This is where you'll find me (and my cushions and tees) and the beautiful art & card designs of Danielle from Curiouser on Sunday.

There's a promise of good coffee and even better stallholders - why not pop along and say 'hi'?

I might see you there ;-)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Creative Space : Inspired to Crochet

It's coming to that time of year when it's just so nice to have some yarn to play with.

I'm working on one project at the moment, with another I'm starting very soon.

What am I working on at the moment, you ask? Boot cuffs!

They have a cute scalloped top edge (which is what you will see peeking out of the top of my knee high boots). I've just finished the first one, and will start the other one tonight.
I really want to make a charcoal grey pair, but maybe in a different style...hmm...not sure yet.

And as for inspiration, I am just in love with this magazine...

I picked up the second issue today (pictured above) and there are so many great projects in it, and I just love the photography and the styling....a great magazine! And it's a sister magazine to Mollie Makes, which is another favourite.

Do you have a favourite crafting magazine that you like to read?

Linking up with the lovely makers over at Creative Space.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Highs & Lows

Life has thrown me a terrific high and a most horrific low, all in the last 5 days.

The low : I lost my sweet cousin Brad on Friday. He was only 26.

The high : I got a new job, working 3 days a week for a private investigation firm, and I started on Monday.

Understandably, emotionally my head has had a lot to deal with, due to these vastly different events.
The best way I've found to cope, my way, is to keep seems to keep the tears at bay, as well as the stress. Strange, I know, but it works for me.

So I've been working, making, printing and working a bit more...

Do you have any specific coping mechanisms that work for you? Do you like some down time or like me, prefer to keep busy?

Oh, and I'll be back soon with our weekend's market details

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Designs @ Curious Bazaar

Big news!

Curious Bazaar have launched an Etsy store, and my cushions & tote bags are available to buy now - yay! Exciting!

You can find these things...

plus more, over at the shop now.

More designs coming soon.....I'll give you a hint....superbot ;-)