Thursday, 26 April 2012
my creative space - patterns
Busy with boring bits today but the creative stuff is calling to me. I started this little crochet experiment while I was away, it was my car craft and while I haven't quite worked out the edges (because I'm trying to cheat and jump to the tricky bits without learning the basics of crochet!) I love the pattern. It was inspired by the Wavy Blanket pattern which I saw someone making on Instagram. I've adapted it to make a shorter, scarf length to play with and I'm having fun again mixing colours. My new method is lining up balls of wool till I'm happy with the combination and then taking a pic on my phone to remind me of the order.
I seem to have caught the clothes sewing bug too and I couldn't resist these patterns which I saw on Marina's Wink Designs blog. They come from Australian designer Megan Neilsen, a young Aussie designer living in the US. Check out her blog for the sewalong which gives heaps of tips for sewing these patterns. Can't wait to try them. Its exciting to see some of the new home sewing patterns coming out. I've been wearing my Tovas and just loving them. I need another couple I think. And I've seen some Colette patterns I like, any recommendations welcome.
This is a glimpse at a bit of my stash, amassed recently with different projects in mind, and some fabrics picked up when opping the other day. I was surprised when I put them together about how many are blue, which I don't wear that much of. I need to start sewing some of it soon!
Back to the boring now though... To check out some creative projects pop in to our creative space.