9.23.2009

My Creative Space

It's been a challenge to find craft time this week. My wonderful 2yr old has decided to up the "mess factor" around here. And I have been completely exhausted running after him. We have been trying to potty train, which he totally gets but thinks it more fun to see how fast mommy can chase him down before he pee's on the floor...So we have returned to diapers for now..Pull-ups are too easy to pull down..Good grief...And just today a carton of eggs met the floor and fridge shelves while a pepper grinder full of peppercorns met the living room floor and table..AGGHHH

But alas I still have a bit of time for craftyness.Even if it involves extra messes to clean up..And like we all do from time to time, I need some help! I love this fabric from Ikea I've had it for awhile but I can't figure out what to do with it. As you can see I made a scarf and am thinking of cutting some of the animals out and being creative that way but I just don't know what to do....What would you do???



And of course still working on the poncho's



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25 comments:

Tammy James said...

ohhh pretty looking ponchos! not sure about the fabric Sorry.

Emjie said...

The poncho is lovely. And I love the animal print.

Aussie-waffler said...

Oh yes, I know where you're coming from, still remember the days of having a tornado two year old. I like the fabric but I'm afraid I am useless with creative fabric ideas.

dillpickle said...

Lovely poncho :-) My current strategy with cool animal print fabric is to applique the pictures onto clothes. The other thing you could do is make some fabric boxes - have you seen the ones Nikki at My Black Cardigan made a while ago? http://myblackcardigan.blogspot.com/2009/07/basket-or-box.html
I think they're very cool and your fun animal fabric would be perfect!! Have fun dreaming....

Kirsty said...

Oooh...I like the idea of the boxes.

teddybearswednesday said...

The poncho is lovely. The fabric is fabulous, but I don't know I'd make, I'd probaby put it with all my other special fabrics I don't know what to do with. Perhaps a bag or a pillow?

Michelle said...

That fabric would be perfect for library bags for the kids!

Hope the 2 year old gives you some time to craft next week!

elk said...

the anumals on the print are so magical...a two year old was meant to mess!

Casie said...

I love the fabric! Library bag is a good idea, otherwise a cushion or two?

yardage girl said...

Hi there! Can totally relate to toddler wrangling right now - fun isn't it!? Nice fabric - maybe a softie in the same shape as one of the animals? Good luck!

Kate said...

Oh, those ponchos of yours are gorgeous. That fabric would be lovely as a pillow, bag, little shorts...I hope you get a little time to yourself to have a play with it.

Michelle said...

Your ponchos are gorgeous. The Ikea fabric is fabulous - maybe a lamp shade for the two year old? Or a library bag is a great idea. My 1 and 3 year old are collectively known as "Search and Destroy" so you have my sympathis too.

Kirsten said...

Cute fabric! How about a pencil roll - otherwise it could be feature pockets on a plain pair of kids jeans or cords.
I like the ponchos too. And I TOTALLY empathise on the house!

Linda said...

ooooh I love the poncho and the fabric is adorable!!!!!

Gina said...

I think perhaps we should start a new meme called 'my disaster zone' in which we can post pictures of our messy kids/pets/spouses. Yesterday we had wee on the floor and there is always one condiment or another being smeared everywhere. Ick.

Lots of good fabric ideas already. I would cut out the animals and make simple softies (or little animal 'cushions') and hang them up to make a mobile.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

What a crazy time for you... The fabric is yummy girl... make stuffy toys with coordinating back material. If you don't I will lol... Thanks for stopping by my blog too. If you change your reply setting on your blogger profile I can respond directly to your comments. Otherwise I'll just comment in here lol

xo Steph

Catherine said...

That poncho is so very pretty Amanda. My only idea would be to maybe make a library bag or you could maybe make some little shorts? Not sure if that helps.:)

kellie said...

so sorry for the mess ~ a real energy sapper i bet
some great ideas ~ glad (as a non-sewing person) to see someone else say a library bag because that was my first thought, but love the mobile idea, the clothes patches idea, the little softies.

midge said...

cute fabric, would make great bibs(for that messy 2 y.o.) check out the pattern at you sew girl-here's the link http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2009/09/itchin-to-start-stitchin.html
there is a free pattern and it is tres gorgeous.

jeanamarie said...

oh dear - i have been there with the fridge thing. my 2 yr old keeps me on my toes too!

i love the fabric - just the type i seem to be drawn to over and over again and end up asking the very same question ... it still pleases me just to look at it until the light bulb day comes! quilt?

Cindy said...

Sweet fabric...I can see this in a kiddie sun hat. The ponchos a great, looks like they keep you busy...busier.

Tania said...

Sorry - you have zapped my brain clear of ideas for your Ikea fabric (I say wait until some notion hits you clean over the head) because you distracted me with your poncho. That. Is. Beautiful. (gulp!)

Leslie said...

I totally feel your potty training pain. I have a two year old son as well and wow is it a pain! I love the poncho.

june at noon said...

I hear you on the 2 year old bit. For the longest time, my daughter new how to use the potty but just couldn't be bothered. Now she loves to use it but wants to go every 15 minutes, so every time I start to do something I hear, "I have to go potty!" She can do a lot of it herself, but she's got quite a lengthy ritual and I often have to stop what I'm doing to help in some way.... Exciting that she's getting it, but so much more time consuming than I ever realized! Good luck!

Karin said...

Ah, 2 year olds. Don't you love them? :-)

The poncho looks very cute! And that fabric, well, I think I would use it in one of the little ones' rooms. They would love that animal fabric on or around their beds and toys.