Wednesday, February 10, 2010

my creative space



I really wish I could be busy in my creative space today, it's grey and rainy, truly perfect weather for sewing, but alas little miss destructor babe has other ideas. She'd rather bite me anywhere she can get those little fangs into, whine cause I won't let her bite me, whine cause she's cranky, whine cause she's tired, but won't go to sleep and whine casue she keeps falling over cause she's tired. Oh and then there's the 3.5 year old who has decided that today is the day for tantrums. One this morning for no apparent reason and then one in the book shop, awesome... in public!!! So I'm a bit sad that the creative space just isn't happening.

I have been productive though, the children aren't always so crabby...thank goodness! Little cranky bum is 1 next week so I'm sewing for her. I've been trying to make a dress today but haven't got any further than 4 pintucks in the bodice. That's it! Apparently it's an "extra carefree" pattern. Hmmmm wish my kids were today!



I was gifted a gorgeous book "Felties" by Nelly Pailloux for Chrissy and have been making some wee cute little creations. A little lion, who snuggles with master 3.5 and a babushka which receives about the same amount of attention as all the other softies i make miss 5...none. The babushka is hanging out with some little clippies I've been making.



Last night I finished of this sweet pear pincushion. It's one of Heather Bailey's patterns and made with 6 different prints of hers. It's destined for my Mum's sewing room for her birthday.



OOOOOOOOO Sage babe is dropping off to sleep. Here's fingers crossed for a bit of sewing before school pick-up time. More creative spaces to be found over here at kootoyoo and apologies for all the whining....

10 comments:

Tania said...

Yep. Sometimes you just have to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em - or in the case of tantrums - know when to walk away, know when to run! Hope the day improves...

Kylie said...

Oh these are fabulous! Great space. K

p.s. Tania - you have no idea how much I laugh out loud when I read your comments! :)))

Michelle said...

Hope you get something done. I love the fabric you are using for the dress.

Thanks to Tania, I am now singing Kenny Rogers too

alchemy said...

I hope the stars aligned to give you some wonderful creative therapy.
I love your space - but I can't decide which softy or if the pear is my favourite.

Wendy said...

Loving your pear pincushion! Heather Bailey's fabrics are yummy, no?

claire said...

Gosh you make the most delightful creations! that Lion! all too cute. might go and find said 'felties' book...

Penny said...

The lion is so cute!

angelskies said...

the lion is just adorable! hope your day improved, sadly i have a velcro baby here myself so I completely understand!

Kirsty said...

Public tantrums are a joy aren't they. Pleased that Tania trotted out a bit o the gambler...words to live by.

All your makings look beautiful.

Kirsten said...

I sooo hear you on the almost one year old...My 8 month old is chewing on my hand with her one little fang as I type. Just last night I was comparing her to a puppy dog...or a vampire...

Having fun perusing your blog!