Thursday, October 15, 2009

My creative Space.

We're half way through spring, although you'd never guess by the freezing cold and wet weather outside, and much of my time at the moment is spent planting and repotting in the hothouse. I'm preparing for warmer weather but I'm also singing, planning and growing.

This week I have also been slowly cleaning up my sewing creative space. As a general rule I see pulling everything out, refolding it and putting it back as a waste of valuable sewing time but it really got so messy that I had no option.

I started by putting the heavier, wintery fabrics away and then I piled what was left on the ground. I had to do it quickly and all in one go otherwise I knew I'd never go back to it.

I still have the books and yarns to go but now that I have discovered some treasures and feel so much more inspired to walk in there and sew I think I'll prioritise it.

At night, when the girls are asleep, I have been crocheting pot holders. I am loving the fact that I can start and finish a project every single night. I choose a new colour scheme, a new pattern and off I go.

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32 comments:

  1. I know the feeling in regards to folding fabric. But it's a good thing you've done it because it does help enormously when you can see what you have.

    As you know I more than love your pot holders. They are looking fantastic.

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  2. Hehe... I LOVE that some of your vintage fabric still has the oppy tags on it... you are a woman after my own heart (..but with a neater & much more impressive stash!).

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  3. I'm loving all your pot holders, wish I could crochet like that!

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  4. I love the beautiful colour coded piles, they look so inviting. What a great shelf for all your fabric and it's so easy to see & choose and be inspired this way. It must be satisfying doing a project a night like that too, have you made a jug cover yet? Could be good for summer and cold lemonade out on the deck! Hope you are having a good day, keep warm xo

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  5. Looks great Kate. As much as I hate the organising and tidying of my creative space, it does help the inspiration to flow more freely. TFS. Anita. xxx

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  6. Wow Your fabric looks great Kate!!
    Love the colours in that crochet too!

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  7. Great stash - lots of inspiration there.

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  8. Doesn't the pot holder look fabulous. I love the speedy quick crafts too.

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  9. Ha I'm just the same - having to do it quickly all in one hit so I don't get sidetracked with other more appealing tasks.

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  10. You seem to have lots of lovely fabrics Kate. You must feel so muich better having everything organised too. I like the new pot holder, very nice.

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  11. Look at all that yummy neat fabric!! It has to be done sometimes!!!

    xo Steph

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  12. Oh how I love photos of gorgeous fabric all stacked up and looking wonderful! Love your pot holders too :) K

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  13. You are so good to make nice piles.
    love miss messy :)

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  14. Your stash looks good! I dream of a time when mine looks tidy like that :-)

    Onions(?) are looking healthy, too!

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  15. Love, Love, Love that latest pot holder ~ the colours are my sort of colours and it is my favourite one so far :O)

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  16. Oh Kate, I laughed at your "I had to do it quickly...". Even though it seemed like a waste of time, I bet seeing yoru stash all sorted out makes you smile.

    And it's a good looking stash if I might say so myself!!

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  17. Growing plants and a growing stash of fabric. It must be Spring. How lovely.

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  18. i love your growing things! and such a pretty pot holder, that is a great blue.

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  19. Wow what a lovely collection of fabrics! I cleaned up my stash recently too - it's very rewarding seeing them all so neat. Just have to see how long mine lasts.

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  20. That's some fabric you have there!
    Mine's not quite that advanced yet, mine still fits into a tub

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  21. I love looking at fabric! The pot holders are amazing. I love the design and colors you chose.

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  22. What a gorgeous stash!!
    Love the pot holders too. Your days sound lovely!
    Annamaria

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  23. So with you on starting and not stopping til your done, it's the only way I can get most things completed too. Lovin your potholder goodness!! :)

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  24. Oh all your beautifully folded fabric! So gorgeous, I feel inspired to re-organise my stash now. What a beautiful creative space you have here.
    Sophie x

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  25. oh what yummy pot holder fun...fab colours and that stash looks too good to resist..how long will this last..:)

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  26. Lovely gardeny goodness. And lovely fabric piles too.

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  27. Wow - you have SO much fabric! Major envy going on here. It looks so great all folded & stacked. Beautiful.

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  28. I love the look of neatly folded fabric... but my god it's so hard to keep it that way! Your looks very pretty. :o)

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  29. I have a trunk full of fabric like that!! I just love vintage fabric.. so of the best pieces are old 60s' bed sheets!

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