Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space


My creative space today is all about finishing up a range of custom orders, so that I can fly away to India on Saturday with a clear conscience, knowing that my customers are happy and my duties have been discharged.

It's a plethora of patchwork - I've been spending every spare moment (when not compulsively checking my email) cutting out and sewing together tiny 4 inch x 4 inch squares. That's a lot of cutting. And a lot of seams.

Interestingly, both orders came to me after my first Craft Hatch market down at the Flinders Lane library. I hadn't done the market before and I was wondering what it would be like - and it was great, of course, because I got these fantastic orders.


First of all, I had to make two massive 65cm square patchwork cushions (see image above) - one in orange tones, one blue - for a lovely customer.

Then, I sold a smaller rectangle patchwork cushion to another customer.

Who subsequently proceeded to order two more with different corduroy backing colours.......

...... PLUS the sunburst babushka cushion.......

.....  PLUS three of my vintage brand "Attention All Shoppers" cushions! Wonderful! I gave her a 10% discount for being my favourite customer right now.

And finally, I've made up a new Follow The White Rabbit cushion and posted it off to Norway. I think that is the farthest distance one of my products has ever travelled.

And with that, I'm footloose and fancy free and ready to head off to India..... to buy more fabric, of course. Wheeeeee!

16 comments:

Kirsty said...

Have a fabulous time away.

Amanda said...

oh love the yellow pillow,they are all smashing.

littlebetty said...

Love your work and congrats on the sales! Have fun away.

Catherine said...

I love the patch work cushions. Sounds like you had a great time at the markets, congratulations on all the orders. Have a great time away!

michelle said...

lovely cushiony goodness. enjoy india. lucky duck

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Those cushions are beautiful! Have a great holiday!

PaisleyJade said...

Have fun - I know the feeling of getting all the orders sorted before you leave... and on arriving home from our trip I have new ones to sort!

Catherine said...

wow - that looks like a lot of (beautiful)work. Enjoy your time away!

Little Eve said...

You deserve a holiday after all that fabulous work! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

They look wonderful ... is it all new fabric or did you use any vintage in there too? PS Have a great time in India. I bet there'll be lots of fabric to drool over.
My Creative Space

Amanda said...

Love those cushions

Kate said...

The cushions are gorgeous!
Have a brilliant trip. I hope you find the best fabrics ever that totally inspire you to come home and make cool stuff.

Vic said...

Ooooooh, have fun!

LOVE the patchwork cushions & the babushka - just beautiful!

handmadehappiness said...

love your patch work :)) such good use of scraps

Adriana said...

Great work!
Enjoy your holiday. You deserve it after all that work. I'm sure you'll find lots of beautiful fabrics.

Fruitful Fusion said...

Wow! Beautiful patchwork!