Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space



Well looky here, I actually have a creative space today! For the first time in OVER A WEEK. I know none of you are reading this though, because you are all at the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne, you lucky lucky things. I curled up with disappointment when I found out I was going to miss it.

For those of you not in Melbourne and swanning about the show, you might remember my dilemma about what crafty thing to bring with me to Kununurra (known crafty spot that it is ..... not).

There were strong recommendations for embroidery (which I need to learn), crochet (which I need to learn) and knitting (which I will never learn because I am crap at it and my mum is excellent, so I don't need to.)

I was all set to choose embroidery, and then time got the better of me. I managed to buy a little book to show me how to learn the stitches, but I didn't even get close to buying the right needles, a hoop, or linen.

In a last minute panic, I shoved some scraps into my bag along with the necessary button-making equipment. So now in the evenings here, I'm going to make myself 200 buttons. I think that's achievable in the three and a half weeks I've got left.

My hands have been itching and tingling to keep busy, too, because I'm not used to being without my sewing machine. I gave My One True Love strict instructions to have it serviced while I'm away - it's the perfect opportunity - but I have this feeling that it might have fallen off his list of things to do. Poor machine, that means it'll have to wait until .... um .... er ..... Christmas? to have its service. Ah well. As my Greek tailor would say, What can I do?


14 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your buttons are amazing ... the fabrics are absolutely delicious. (PS Don't hate me for going to stitches and craft ... please?)
I hope your husband remembers to get your machine serviced.

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

Good to hear you have found something to keep your hands busy! The buttons look fab :)

Naomi said...

The buttons add a lovely bit of colour to a dusty landscape. You could write a book on 'how to be crafty in the outback.'

dash robin said...

lovely snips of fabric on your buttons! they look stunning. enjoy being outback-maybe you could have done some drawing or painting too?

Christina said...

Blogland has been very quiet and then I realised, it's because of the show. I do love your buttons. Looking forward to seeing a project with these 200 buttons too. :)

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Love these buttons, what a great solution for a small space craft project. I am also having a sulk about being to far away from all of the fun of the stitches and craft fair!

Bianca said...

Those buttons are great, you have a real eye for colour! I love the quilt in your banner too!
xB

Isabella Golightly said...

I dare you to put them all on a single garment!!!

Megan said...

i'm with isabella, 200 buttons on one garment!! hahah crazy times. what about on a bag? that could look pretty cool. glad you found something light weight and fun creativity to take with you.
if it makes you feel better i'm not at stitches and craft either, coz i am only a thousand and a bit km's south of you.

Neen said...

OOh my goodness what are you doing in Kunnunnurrnnuurrra, is that how you say it? Maybe you could start your own stitches fair there. You could make a documentary and it would be fabulous.

Loving the buttons. xNeen

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Gorgeous buttons. They are the perfect small space light weight activity - that's why they fit into my little house so well too! Of course now is the challenge of what to put them on. Have fun!

Jo's Place said...

I am totally in love with your buttons, the colours are gorgeous.

The Sice Family said...

I love these! they have so much personality! Wendy xx

Kellie Christie said...

Hi! I am a fellow button lover although I have not yet tried making fabric buttons. What you have so far looks great!! Love the colours!! I hope that you manage to get your 200 finished.