Thursday, August 18, 2011

my creative space

This project is one of those that has been in my head for over ten years. Dont you hate when you finally get around to doing something youve been thinking about f o r e v e r and it turns out way better than you imagined and only took an hour or so? Now I want to make more. 

So ive edged a normal everyday op-shop blanket but with a slight twist. I curved the edges in large dinner plate style curves and cut off any holes that happened through age at the edges. I missed one but if I dont tell you youll never know.

I didnt have enough of one edging so chose four similar in colour but not too same-same still not convinced they would look better than if id used the same all the way round.
Now im thinking of offering these on the market table! But maybe its just me and maybe they wont be popular, who knows...

Spring/summer orders have started to come in and im so not ready. Eeeek.
Today I was torn. I should be going off yonder to source samples and sorting stuff out and yeah.
But I needed to stay in more. It has taken me a few days to find my sewjo
 but this is one ive been working on.

Sorry Kaylee for the delay.
Dont know if you follow the blog?!

One down and ready for a shop update that has been weeks in the making, including some
Juniper boots. I know winter is nearly over but....  

in Melbourne winter is always just around the corner.
Or why dont you finish my sentence for me?

Off to catch up on what everyones been up to...

7 comments:

Hannah said...

I'd buy the blankets! I can't bias bind anything, I just get so damn frustrated! I think one of those dark brown wool ones with a blue binding would be lovely!

MonetPaisley said...

I love the binding on the blanket. I think bassinet and cot sizes would be really popular. Its hard to find a decent cot blanket under $100.

In Melbourne winter is.... a good excuse to stay in and sew/knit/paint/read amd drink copious pots of tea

Vic said...

I love the doily on the back of the top (or is it a little dress?); it's like a Nanna bikey insignia...

Kelly Ingram said...

I think the blankets look really sweet and I LOVE that little wrap top - the colours work brilliantly together! Hope you're well xx

The Moerks said...

I love the binding too. Yummy and warm!

Bungalowgirl said...

I agree with MonetPaisley about the cot blankets and such a good way to salvage one that is ragged around the edges. Everytime I see one of these wool blankets in an op shop I think of your lovely coats. Beautiful dress, doily's are just wonderful for this.

Max said...

hello there! I love the doiliy embellishments on those dresses, they look absolutely wonderful!

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