27 August 2009

My creative space...

Still playing with colours... over breakfast. I tend to gather up a bunch of colours and patterns that appeal to me and then see what combinations I can make with what I have. My challenge then is to make sure I use as much as I can before I go to the fabric store again... Its like a little challenge to use that extra bit of creativity to make do. Of course every now and then something special comes my way in between fabric shop visits...


Like this piece of vintage fabric, or a tip shop/op-shop find... and then I'm inspired to try something new...

Lots of creative things happening around here today. Creative in a different way, but very exciting anyhow. A front lawn full of ceiling batts to tuck in our house and make it all snuggly.


And while they work, a cuppa with Bec for some crafty natter, among other things...

More creative spaces at Kirsty's. I always find it inspiring to see how other people work/think/create. Go check it out!

23 comments:

  1. the vintage fabric is beautiful, love those lavendar tones

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  2. Sweet sweet fabrics, good luck on getting them all used up before your new stash magically arrives :P...

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  3. Ahhhh, the challenge of just using the stash. All that fabric sitting there thinking, "you bought me for a reason, now how are you going to use me?"...!

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  4. Your vintage fabric find is stunning. I love the colours and the swans

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  5. I admire your challenge - I need to be stronger, but the fabric store always pulls me in ....

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  6. creative from top to bottom here!

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  7. Ooo, I'd be prepared to help you lay those batts in exchange for that white fabric with the grey and yellow floral pattern on it!!! ;) Great space :) K

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  8. The vintage fabric is beautiful. Hope you will be warm and snug in your insulated house tonight.

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  9. So many lovely and unique fabrics popping up on your blog recently. I'm living vicariously through you as you make lovely girly things...

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  10. I find it most satisfying when I've made something from "on hand" items only. Hope you have fun.

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  11. I love your breakfast idea ~ sounds like a great way to start the day (and I was only just talking batts to someone yesterday)

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  12. Good for you in trying to use all your fabrics before you get more... I suck at that!!! Lovely space. :o)

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  13. That purple goose print is lovely.

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  14. Your fabrics are beautiful - I think you'll be well set for a while! Oh and the warmth of the insulation, hope you enjoy the difference!

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  15. What a great way to start the day.

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  16. love the idea of using what you have (especially as my fabric stash resembles a little fabric shop....a very untidy little fabric shop!)

    hope the insulation is making a difference.....ours has certainly made our place more cosy.

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  17. some dazzling fabric porn there. love the mauve vintage piece.

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  18. I challenge myself a lot to make things fromm my own stores from start to finish too. Sometimes it can be very challenging but the rewards are great. good luck with your impending creations.

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  19. Playing with fabric and colours; My favorite activity!

    I agree with you that when you have to make do with what you have you tap into a whole new sort of creativity. I enjoy that process a lot too. Can't wait to see what you'll be making.

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  20. Thanks for the lovely cuppa and crafty natter :) I'm loving the yellow and grey flower fabric. Hope the insulation is making a difference, today is chilly!

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  21. Fab vintage find Lauren. Show me more, show me more!! : )

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