has spread all over the house whilst I am preparing for my first market this weekend. 2 more days to go and enough things to do to fill many more! Head over to Kirsty’s to see many more lovely creative spaces.
I’m also taking part, for the first time, in Sew, Mama, Sew!’s Giveaway – click here if you fancy entering my part of this huge giveaway. Thanks. x
Why do I gravitate towards the smallest, most cramped space in the house?!!! This week everything seems to be happening on my ironing board!
I had every good intention of working on the things I had sorted out last week but then things changed! I found out the last posting day for economy mail to the UK is 23 November so I realised I had better start working on some things to send for presents for my family over there. Little Miss Brown did some drawings and I’m going to embroider them and make into bookmarks like this.
Some crochet snowflakes in the making – not quite sure whether I like them yet!
The other thing that happened was finding out that a weekend craft market is going to be starting up in our town. I’ve been toying with the idea of markets for some time and it seems like too good an opportunity to pass up. Although I still have lots to consider it has to be done very quickly because they’re going to start at end of November!!!! So whilst I’m thinking I thought I’d get some reversible sunhats cut out.
The hats are from a pattern I made up a while ago and whenever the girls wear them they get lots of compliments so I thought they might be something good to sell. They’ll look like these:
And in the background you might have spotted some doll’s faces. I’ve been playing! The idea was for a babushka doll to go on the wall. The results so far?
Still not quite finished and some tinkering to do but I think I like them. I like the idea of having a row of them decreasing in size on the wall. You might also spot that the dress of one of the dolls is the same as one of the sunhats – it was oringally a pillowcase. All the fabric I’m using is recycled, pre-loved, thrifted etc and it’s great to actually be cutting into it and using it (instead of washing, ironing and hoarding!!).
So with a little bit quilting thrown in too it’s been a pretty busy week!
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Certainly not as messy as it has been but not really conducive to easy sewing!
My nod to organisation yesterday was to go through some op shopped linens and sort out which ones could be cut up and used for other things. I buy most of them with the idea of using them for something else and then once they are washed and ironed I am very hesitant to cut them. So my new criteria is if they have any marks or blemishes then I will re-purpose them. Contained in the wonderful blue floral knitting holder (a great garage sale find) is:
an old hand embroidered cot sheet. This is so soft and beautiful to touch but we don’t have a cot so I thought it could be a drawstring bag for pyjamas, some hand made linen napkins which are destined to be girl’s headscarves, two blue doilies which I think are going to be a zippered purse of some sort and then there is the beautiful doily with the owls on it. I think that deserves a closer look!
I wasn’t go to use this for anything else but the big black stain at the bottom just won’t budge so I thought I would make it into a cushion/pillow cover and it would be perfect for one of my little girls to go to bed with.
I haven’t played along here for a little while now and I’ve really missed it. It’s like a self-enforced deadline – now these things are up here I’m going to have to do something with them!
To see lots more creative spaces head on over to Kirsty’s at kootoyoo.